If you have any questions or need any information, please click the contact button for the person you need and fill out the appropriate form. If you need further assistance, please call (540) 568-3194 or fax (540) 568-5115.


The Bridal Society - Certified Wedding Planner seal Contact the Arboretum Assistant Director.

Gail Turnbull
Arboretum Assistant Director
Certified Wedding Planner

For questions about:
  • Weddings
  • Programs and Events
  • Facility Reservations
  • Outreach & Engagement
  • Website Management
  • Finance Administration
  • Revenue Development
Contact the Arboretum Director.

Jan Sievers Mahon
Arboretum Director

For questions about:
  • Arboretum Administration and Master Plan
  • Botanical inquiries
  • Grants and Donor Gifts
  • Project Design and Development

To Volunteer...

Do not contact the Director. Please click to sign up on our website on our Volunteer Page before contacting the Volunteer Coordinator.

Janis Traas, Volunteer Coordinator

Janis Miller Traas
Arboretum Volunteer Coordinator

For questions about:
  • Trail Steward Master Gardener/ Naturalist Volunteering
  • Class or Group Volunteering
  • Court Referred Volunteering
  • Volunteer Orientations

Nichole Barrows
Arboretum Education Coordinator

For questions about:
  • Children's Educational Programs
  • Guided Group Tours
Lisa Bauer, Grounds Manager, Certified Arborist

Lisa Bauer
Grounds Manager,
Certified Arborist
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Michael Hott, Grounds Manager

Michael Hott
Grounds Manager,
Certified Arborist
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Jeannie Klemt, Part-time Admin Office Specialist II

Jeannie Klemt
Part-time Admin Office Specialist II

Grounds open free to the public, dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
The Arboretum offices in the Frances Plecker Ed Center are open weekdays. Calls and emails are answered from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except holidays. Check the website calendar for holiday closings.

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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at James Madison University
(540) 568-3194, fax (540) 568-5115
780 University Blvd, MSC 3705
Harrisonburg, VA 22807