Don't miss this fun way to learn all about air plants! In this 1-day workshop, you'll create an air plant terrarium, or an "airarium," with all supplies provided, including air plants, a glass "orb" terrarium, moss, stones, and decorative finishing touches. Everything needed is provided by the arboretum for the $35 registration fee. For additional cost of $25 per, make as many "airariums" as you wish!
This workshop is facilitated by Jan Sievers Mahon, the Arboretum Director. The workshop will include a lecture and overview of everything you'll need to know about these blooming plants that are in the bromeliad family with pineapple and Spanish moss, plus their environment, and how to best care for them in their "airarium."
NOTE: All registrations ON OR AFTER Monday, January 26, will be for the 1-day session on Thursday, February 12, as the session on Wednesday, February 11 has reached maximum capacity. Thank you to all registrants!
Click here for online registration, or phone (540) 568-3194. Attend and make one, or make a set!
Create a celebration that goes beyond ordinary to exceptional. In a private luxurious vis-á-vis carriage, riders are drawn by beautiful horses with an experienced coachman.
Celebrate Valentine's Day carriage rides by moonlight, Saturday, February 14th, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 p.m.
Reserve now and make romantic dreams come true!
Purchases support Harrisonburg's favorite place for marriage proposals... the EJC Arboretum!
The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum invites you and your children to come hear a story about fairies and build your very own fairy house or gnome home!
Join us in the Frances Plecker Education Center, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Monday, February 16th, March 16th, April 20th, and May 18th for indoor story time followed by an outdoor activity.
Bring your brown bag lunch to enjoy during the story.
The 9th Annual Frances Litten Botanical Lecture is free and open to the public on a first come, first seated basis, in Ballroom C of the Festival Conference Center on the campus of James Madison University. Free parking without a permit is available in JMU parking lot C-12 for this event. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. and will once again give the public practical tips and information about many exciting and innovative uses of common plants in landscape designs and home gardening. Learn about transforming any garden into an outdoor gallery of pleasures with the 2015 talk, Art and Artifacts in the Garden with Doug Croft a staff horticulturist at Chanticleer Garden. Book and arboretum products sales after the lecture 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
The Frances Litten Botanical Lecture Series each year is dedicated to the memory of Frances A. Litten, 1929—2005 of Bridgewater, Virginia. Mrs. Litten was born March 18, 1929 in Owenton, Virginia. Married in 1949 to Donald D. Litten, together they raised a family of three children, and became grandparents of six.
A 1949 Graduate of then Madison College, Mrs. Litten was a teacher in both Shenandoah County and Rockingham County. She devoted herself to worthy causes, serving on the Advisory Council of the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and the North River Library. She was active in Greener Harrisonburg and in JMU alumni affairs.
An accomplished horticulturalist, Mrs. Litten was a member and past president of the Round Hill Garden Club. She served on the Board of Directors of the Shenandoah District of the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. She was also a flower show judge, accredited by the National Council of Accredited Flower Show Judges.
Doug Croft received his B.S. in Horticulture from Virginia Tech in 1996.
He subsequently worked as the Horticul-ture Intern at The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania.
Although a native of Virginia, Doug realized a wealth of Horticulture expertise exists in the Delaware Valley and after completing his internship took a job working as Horticulturist at Haverford College Arboretum, and currently is a horticulturalist at Chanticleer Garden.