Upcoming Events at the Arboretum
Holiday Online Plant Sale
Beginning online Nov. 18, ending Dec. 6, 2013
Bring the beauty of fresh blooming poinsettias and the scent of evergreens into your home this season. Festive and flowering, these plants are great holiday or hostess gifts for the flower lover on your list! The EJC Arboretum offers locally grown, high-quality plants, cared for by arboretum staff until you pick them up. Your purchase supports the EJC Arboretum and brings that special fragrant cheer and lively color into your holiday home that only fresh poinsettias can bring!
Online ordering closed Tuesday at noon Dec 3, 2013.
Orders can be picked up at the Frances Plecker Education Center 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Wednesday, Dec. 4, through the end of the week, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
2013 Festive Greens
An Annual Workshop
Wednesday December 11th Noon to 1:30
in the Frances Plecker Education Center
$35 all supplies provided!
For those who enjoy creating personalized seasonal fresh, fragrant, evergreen holiday décor, an exciting annual EJC Arboretum workshop is offered. Led by Abby Long, owner and highly-regarded designer for Blakemore's Florist, this workshop teaches creating a holiday décor piece unique and personal that is fine-tuned under the guidance of a floral expert. In this year's workshop make a holiday wreath with fragrant and long lasting evergreens, curly willow branches, rustic fabrics for ribbon (or bring your own), and lotus pods. Each year, build a different décor piece and learn new skills!
Registration fee covers everything needed for a creation! Register online or send your payment and registration soon, space is limited!
Photo is comparable example; finished 18-24" decoration will vary.
Holiday Moonlight Carriage Rides
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Celebrate with a truly unforgettable experience — a carriage ride on a wintery evening. For about the cost of a movie, you can create lasting memories. Enjoy a romantic experience with your sweetheart or begin a new holiday tradition with your family.
Reservations are recommended and can be made by phone for individual seats at $12 per person for adults, and $8 for children eight years of age or younger in a carriage seating six. Private carriages for up to six people can be reserved for $65! Individual walk-up rides may be available on a first come, first seated basis day of ~ we recommend calling ahead.
To reserve, call (540) 568-3194 weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Inclement weather does not automatically cancel rides ~ notice will be posted on the website day of.
Tickets are transferable and non-refundable.
Paid reservations are made by phone 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. 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 late arrivals can or will be reseated on a later 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.
Moderate inclement weather: carriage roofs go up! Dress for the weather forecast! Extreme inclement weather: postponement may be posted on arboretum website, day of. If not posted on website, rides proceed. Tickets are transferable. Tickets are non refundable. Parking available in Convo F & G lots. The parking lot at the Frances Plecker Ed Center is closed due to horse and pedestrian activity. For parking for riders with handicapped tags, please phone in advance and parking accessibility arrangements will be made. Thank you!
Interested in seeing what's coming up next? Please check our calendar of events.
Promotional photographs are taken by staff of arboretum events.
Written requests to the Web manager to remove a photograph will be honored.