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 March 2015 Photo Contest Winner


Upcoming Events

Children's Spring Nature Art Workshop

Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, April, 27th, 29th, & 30th, 2015,
10:00 a.m.—noon each day at the Frances Plecker Education Center

This event is now FILLED! Thank you for your interest, and please visit again for other workshops.

Mother's Day Carriage Rides

Sunday, May 10th, 2015, 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m., rides depart from the Frances Plecker Education Center
For about the cost of a movie, give a special lady, Mom, the memory of a lifetime. Create a Mother's Day celebration that goes beyond ordinary to surprising, even exceptional. More information.

Monarchs Need Milkweed!

Monday, May 11th, 2015, noon—1:00 p.m. at the Frances Plecker Education Center
Speaker and Monarch expert Gail Napora offers information about milkweed and its complex pollination, detailed information about caterpillar diet, impacts of pesticides, and facts about the components of and how-to create an ideal Monarch Waystation.  More information.

Spring Celebration Plant Sale

Friday & Monday, May 15th & 16th, 2015, 9:00 am—3:00 pm
Opening at 9:00 a.m., closing at 3:00 p.m. both days, shop from a wide selection of plants, shrubs and trees to make any home or business landscape eco-friendly and lovely by including native plants!  More information.

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

Monday, May 18th, 2015, Noon—1:00 p.m.
The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum invites you and your children to come hear a story about fairies and build your very own fairy house or gnome home! More information.

Wine and Cheese on the Ernst Terrace

Friday, May 22, 2015, Reception starts at 5:00 pm
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, June 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, & 15th, 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.

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.