The EJC Arboretum staff joins with the family and friends honoring and remembering Dr. Norlyn Bodkin, founding Director, in appreciation for his work of creating and preserving the beloved gardens of native flowers, now left behind for all generations to come.
A memorial gathering, open to all who wish to attend, will be held 2:00 pm, Saturday, October 25, 2014. Automatic rain date is October 26, Sunday, same time, same location. Parking without a permit in lots Convo F & G, R-5 found on the JMU website or arboretum website map pages.
Click here for a glimpse of what botanical educational experiences were with then Botany Professor Norlyn Bodkin.
"The pain passes, but the beauty remains." — Pierre Auguste Renoir (1841-1919)
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Monthly Photo Contest
The arboretum is seeking photographers of all ages to participate in our monthly, seasonal pictures photo contest.
View photos of the EJC Arboretum's 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception held June 21, 2014 here.
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 Acrylic Wash Botanical Illustration Student Exhibit
October 27—31, 2014 in the Frances Plecker Education Center
Students learned to capture botanical beauty in this painting class! More information.
Wednesday October 22 and 29, 2014, 12 noon — 1:00 p.m.
For beginners or returning students wanting continuing guidance at the final session, Arboretum Grounds Manager and Bonsai Master, Michael Hott, will lead a workshop on bonsai gardening. More information.
For a complete list of EJC Arboretum programs and events, browse our Annual Calendar of Events.
25th Anniversary Commemorative Products Available
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.
Trees Live Here, by Susan McDougall, featuring the EJC Arboretum, is available for purchase in the Frances Plecker Ed Center for $45.