For the savvy gardener wanting a home garden filled with botanicals tailored by Mother Nature to be suited to regional climate and precipitation, the EJC Arboretum's Native Plant Sale is the right place to shop for these often hard to find native plants, shrubs, and trees like...
Trillium luteum (shown), T. grandiflorum, T. erectum, native woodland wildflowers, are the epitome of simplistic elegance with three whirled leaves and slightly ruffled edges. Harbinger of spring, these charming natives are suitable for shade gardens throughout Virginia. Add contrasting foliage and plant native ferns to compliment these showy beauties. Imagine enchanting Trillium in company in your garden with other natives like Jack-in-the-pulpit, Columbine, Bluebells and Bloodroot to name just a few, growing beneath Goatsbeard and a Sourwood tree!
(Severe inclement weather may cause cancellation or postponement, visit website for notice day of as needed.)
City & County Public School Teachers with School ID receive a 10% discount and are invited to a special shopping session 3:00 to 4:30 pm on Friday!
Some natives may not be ready due to an unusually cold late winter and early spring growing period.
Natives not offered at the Native Plant Sale will be offered in May at the Spring Celebration Plant Sale.
April 26, 2014, 10:00 am, meets at the Pavilion.
A VNPS docent guided tour. Learn with a wildflower expert!
Guided Walks Presented by Arboretum Director,
Jan Sievers Mahon
Wildflower Walks are supported with Friends of Shenandoah Mountain and Virginia Native Plant Society-Shenandoah Chapter.
This drive-and-meet field trip is offered for Wildflower Walks with Headwaters Master Naturalists at Shenandoah Mountain in the George Washington National Forest. Choose from two locations for each walk starting time, 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Sign up for this incredible wildflower walk experience with native wildflower experts at the Headwaters Chapter Virginia Master Naturalists website: headwatersmn.org then clicking on the Wildflower Tournament Tab on the main menu bar, then completing the registration at the bottom of the page. Register soon, spaces are limited for each guided walk.
Rides by twilight at 6:30 - 9:30 pm Saturday evening, and 1-4 pm on Sunday afternoon in the Arboretum. The carriage leaves from the Frances Plecker Education Center. Give mom a special and memorable celebration by a carriage ride through the natural beauty of the arboretum. In a luxurious vis-à-vis carriage she'll be drawn by beautiful horses and an experienced coachman. Your Mother's Day celebration can make any mom's dreams come true.
Paid reservations are made by phone (540) 568-3194, or walk-in weekdays at the Frances Plecker Education Center with cash or check. Walk-up rides days of events may be available, but are not guaranteed. Adults per person ride $12, children 8 and younger $8, infants 2 and younger who ride on an adult lap are free. Private carriages that seat up to six people $65. Please arrive at the Frances Plecker Ed Center 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled ride time. Rides leave on a 20 minute schedule. No guarantee is given that late arrivals can or will be reseated on a later carriage ride, and may be forfeit. Each carriage ride is approximately one mile in length, and completes a circuit through the arboretum forest on a graveled, unlit route. Moderate inclement weather: carriage roofs go up! Dress for weather forecast! Extreme inclement weather: postponement may be posted on arboretum website, day of. If no cancellation posts on website, rides proceed. Tickets are transferable. Tickets are nonrefundable. Rides support the EJC Arboretum. Negotiable minimum $15 additional charge for private carriages only, that are requested past advertised schedule.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the EJC Arboretum, the 25th reserved carriage rider is free!