Fall is a great time to plant! Temperatures moderate and soil holds warmth allowing for rapid root development. Perennials, shrubs and trees planted in the fall establish to be ready for a spring bloom that will burst into enviable color! Shop the sale with friends and family for a fun way to enhance the beauty of your home or business landscape.
Your purchase with cash, check, or charge, supports JMU's and Harrisonburg's favorite urban greenspace, open daily from dawn to dusk, free to the public.
Supplies are additional. Supply kits are available through Larkin Arts in Harrisonburg. Simply call the store and reserve and pay for a kit. Kits will be delivered to students the first day of class. See supply kit list.
Prerequisite: Graphite Pencil, or Pen and Ink with Lynda Chandler. Must have previous drawing experience.
After a group walk on the grounds of the EJC Arboretum, students will choose one plant to study in depth for the entire workshop. Color mixing is covered. The final composition will emphasize the specimen in detail using graphite pencil and acrylic wash skills. Enjoy an opportunity to learn from a botanical artist who has received the tribute of being commissioned by major educational agencies, and whose work is published.
Register early to be one of a group of ten bicyclists for this trip.
Enjoy an “edventure” of the Remarkable Trees of the C & O Canal, in the beauty of fall tree color, from historic Williamsport to Fort Frederick. This is a twelve-mile, flat terrain biking educational tree tour with the Arboretum Director and JMU University Recreation Center bicycles provided.
Field trip registrants only need to wear clothing suitable for a bicycle adventure along the tow path of the C & O Canal, and bring their own helmet and a picnic lunch, water and drinks and snacks for the all-day trip.
Enjoy learning about remarkable trees along the C&O Canal with this educational adventure led by the Arboretum Director.
Space is limited. Reserve early for this “edventure” to learn all about the remarkable and ancient trees found along the C&O Canal and Potomac River. Time for enjoying the visitor center at Wiliamsport before the bicycling begins, and time to relax and enjoy historic Fort Frederick before the load up to return to JMU is part of this day's activities. When spaces are filled, all registrations will be wait-listed in the order in which they are recieved. Click here to register.
Transportation to and from the destination and JMU UREC bicycles are provided for the $25 fee.
Celebrate the fall tree color in the EJC Arboretum in a memorable way. The beauty of the woods in fall color can be enjoyed in a carriage drawn by beautiful Percheron horses. Travel the woodland trails in a relaxing way celebrating the changing season. Whether out of town guests for JMU Family Weekend, or locals, all can enjoy one of the nicest ways to experience the EJC Arboretum. For the per person cost of a movie ticket for a flick they'll soon forget, make a lifetime memory!
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. This workshop is an inclusive bonsai experience where you can learn and practice skills that will enable you to grow and train a "wee tree." Relax and enjoy the meditative process of bonsai. Take this workshop with a friend and enjoy learning the process together.
Plan to take a bonsai 'wee tree' away at the end of this workshop to enjoy as a decorative piece for your home or to give as a unique gift. Workshop sessions are offered annually in the spring and fall so no one has to continue the process alone. Returning bonsai enthusiasts can register for just the last session, and bring their bonsai with them for guidance.
Register soon. Space is limited! Click here to register.