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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.

Vote now for the June 2014 Photo Contest!

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.

Summer Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Noon in the Pavilion, Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted and except July 4th week)
Free, no advance registration needed, enjoy lunch and a great topical lecture. More information. Series lecture topics:

  • July 9, 2014, Taking Winning Pictures
  • July 16, 2014, Monarchs and Milkweeds
  • July 23, 2014, Tree Problems and How to Help Trees
  • July 30, 2014, American Chestnut Tree Restoration

Artist in Residence Lynda Chandler, Exhibit Opening Reception

Friday, July 11, 2014, 5:00-7:00pm.
Lynda Chandler has always incorporated gardens and nature into her life. Chandler will be the first artist in relationship with the EJC Arboretum as an Artist in Residence. Come greet the artist and view her exhibit at an opening reception July 11. More information.

Summer Full Moon Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 7-10 pm. Sorry, this event has been cancelled.
A twilight summer evening moonlight carriage ride in a woodland garden setting! In a luxurious vis-a-vis carriage, riders are drawn through the woods by beautiful Belgium or Percheron horse teams. More information.

Children's Botanical Drawing Summer Art Camp

Tuesday through Thursday, July 15, 16, and 17, 2014, 10-noon.
These sessions are part of an ongoing series of seasonal art instruction where children create their own botanical journal. The Tuesday-Thursday July art camp will focus on summer season plants, shrubs and trees found within the arboretum. 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.

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!