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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 photos of the EJC Arboretum's 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception held June 21, 2014 here.

Upcoming Events

25th Anniversary Celebration Plant Sales

Private Greenhouse Shopping Appointments can be scheduled Tuesday through Friday at either 10:30 am or 1:30 pm
Garden lovers can continue to shop for native plants, shrubs, and trees as well as the newest hybrids with Greenhouse Shopping Appointments. More information.

Beginning Botanical Illustration with Lynda Chandler

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4pm, July 15, 17, 22, 24, and 29, 2014
This five-session art workshop is for adults who want to learn to capture the details of a plant to enjoy long after seeing it in real time in its real world. The workshop teaches basics of plant morphology and how to create realistic pencil drawings of plants. More information.

Storytime in the Understory

Monthly on second Tuesdays, June through September
August 12, September 9, 2014. 11:00 a.m. to about noon
Stories come to life for young children with animated readings. Young story enthusiasts will develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children's literature selections. More information.

Wine and Cheese on the Ernst Terrace

Friday, 5-7:00 pm, August 29, 2014
A lecture given by the owner of Starr Hill Brewery with a JMU Catering Chef's pickling and brining demonstration, followed with displayed appetizers of Hopped-Up Bruschetta, local pickled root vegetables, brined salmon, and brined local chicken, with international cheeses and fine wines for every guest. More information.

Beginning Botanical Pen & Ink Illustration with Lynda Chandler

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-4:00 pm, September 8, 10, 15, 17, and 20, 2014
After a short review of the fundamentals of drawing plants in graphite pencil, this workshop teaches the confident handling of pen and ink on tracing paper and finally on matte Mylar surface. Students will learn how to produce different strokes and how to create tone by using stipple and line. Prerequisite pencil drawing experience needed. More information.

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

25th Anniversary Commemorative Products Available

25th Anniversary Wine Glass

Purchases of 25th Anniversary commemorative products can be made weekdays, business hours at the Frances Plecker Ed Center for the anniversary stationery set, wine glasses, and more products including t-shirts coming soon!