Welcome Visitors

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


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 the April 2015 Photo Contest Winner


Monthly Photo Contest

Congratulations to the 2015
Volunteer of the Year –
Master Naturalist
Betty Rosson Forrest!

From all of us, “Thank You!”
for all that you do.


Upcoming Events

Wine and Cheese on the Ernst Terrace

Friday, May 22, 2015, Reception starts at 5:00 pm
Due to exceptional response for this event, registration is closed. Thank you!
Featuring Madison Basil Lemonade with Beringei Vodka, Madison Sours with Blackback Whiskey and Gin and Tonic with Strange Monkey Gin. Paired with bourbon apple tarts and gourmet Virginia and imported cheeses, artisan breads and infused olive oils. More information.

Botanical Illustration in Graphite Pencil Workshop

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Friday, June 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, & 10th, 2015, 1:30pm—4:30pm
Botanical Illustration in Graphite Pencil is a five-session art workshop 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. More information.

Monarchs Change Form!

Monday, June 8th, 2015, Noon—1:00pm
All are invited to enjoy the beauty of Monarch butterflies at the EJC Arboretum. Register online at the arboretum website and learn all about some of the most popular Lepidoptera. This program is the third and final session that concludes with another Monarch release. More information.

Storytime in the Understory

Tuesdays, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, and September 8th, 2015,11:00am—Noon.
Stories come to life for young children with animated readings. 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.

Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink Workshop

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Friday, June 15th, 17th, 19th, 22nd & 24th, 2015, 1:30pm—4:30pm
The Botanical Illustration in Pen and Ink workshop is the second workshop in a series of three: graphite pencil precedes, and acrylic wash follows. Adult art students, beginner to experienced, can enjoy taking one or all to learn botanical illustration. 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.