Welcome Visitors

Before planning your EJC Arboretum visit, please see our guidelines.


The construction project is nearing completion. Sod has been laid and garden plantings begun. Watch for a lovely restored pond and lawn area soon when everything has been completed in the near future.


Monthly Photo Contest

Monthly Photo Contest

The arboretum is seeking photographers of all ages to participate in our monthly, seasonal pictures photo contest.

Click here for rules and submission information.

View April's Photo of the Month winner.


Upcoming Events

Flying Flowers: Butterflies & Moths

Monday, June 6, 2016, Noon—1:00 pm
Bring your lunch and eat as Gail Napora, Virginia Master Naturalist, shows images and tells stories about some of the beautiful butterflies and moths encountered and captured using a camera in her yard. More information.

Nature–Themed Greeting Cards – One day workshops
$30 per session

Monday, June 6, Wednesday, June 8, and Friday, June 10, 2016, 1:00 pm—4:00 pm
Create nature–themed greeting cards using rubber stamps and plant parts, water–based inks, heated embossing powders, texture embossing folders and precision die–cuts to enhance card designs. Attend one, two, or all three! More information.

This event is now filled. New registrants will be automatically wait-listed if openings should become available.

Big Bug Hunt – a FREE program!

Mondays, June 13 and July 11, 2016, Noon—1:00 pm
Come with us on a scavenger hunt for the fascinating insects that call the arboretum home! In the Frances Plecker Education Center. More information.

Storytime in the Understory – a FREE program!

Tuesdays, June 14, July 12, August 9, and September 13, 2016, 11:00am—Noon (approximately)
Young story enthusiasts will develop an understanding of the importance of natural waterways and how streams and wetlands support health and variety in plant and animal life from children's literature selections. More information.

Arboretum Explorer Camp for Budding Nature Enthusiasts! – $125 per child for the week

Monday, June 20—Friday, June 24, 2016, 8:00 am—noon for ages 5—7, 1:00 pm—5:00 pm for ages 8—10
The Arboretum Explorer Camp at the EJC Arboretum is a summer program designed to encourage a love of the outdoors, foster environmental stewardship and inspire future scientists. In the Frances Plecker Education Center. More information.

2016 Summer Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Robust Rhododendrons - Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Noon at the EJC Arboretum Pavilion.
enjoy a talk with a speaker from the Middle Atlantic Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society about their work with rhododendrons found at the arboretum and how-tos for keeping your Rhoddies robust. More information.


For a complete list of EJC Arboretum programs and events, browse our Annual Calendar of Events.


Products Available for Purchase

book cover for Trees Live Here

Trees Live Here, by Susan McDougall, featuring the EJC Arboretum, is available for purchase in the Frances Plecker Ed Center for $30.