Welcome Visitors

Before planning your EJC Arboretum visit, please see our guidelines.


Monthly Photo Contest

Monthly Photo Contest

The arboretum is seeking photographers of all ages to participate in our monthly, seasonal pictures photo contest.

Click here for rules and submission information.

View May's Photo of the Month winner.


Upcoming Events

Big Bug Hunt

This event is now filled.

Monday, July 11, 2016, Noon—1:00pm in the Frances Plecker Education Center. A FREE program!
Come with us on a scavenger hunt for the fascinating insects that call the arboretum home! More information.

Storytime in the Understory – a FREE program!

Tuesdays, July 12, August 9, and September 13, 2016, 11:00am—Noon (approximately)
Young story enthusiasts will develop an understanding of the importance of natural waterways and how streams and wetlands support health and variety in plant and animal life from children's literature selections. More information.

2016 Summer Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Passion for Mothing - Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Noon at the EJC Arboretum Pavilion. No registration.
Deborah Davis, artist and painter of native moths, shares about her love for these fuzzy, winged, nocturnal creatures, how she captures them causing no harm, and paints beautiful paintings from photographs she takes of her temporary captives. More information.

Engineering of Moths & Butterflies – a FREE program!

Friday, July 15, 2016, Noon—1:00pm
Bring your lunch and eat while Virginia Master Naturalist Gail Napora uses props to demonstrate the impressive engineering of Moths and Butterflies for vision, flight, taste, hygiene, and staying power. More information.

Collage on Canvas with Artist in Residence Lynda Chandler

Monday—Thursday, July 25—28, 2016 1:00 pm—4:00 pm in the Frances Plecker Education Center. $140 per student.
This is a class beginners can enjoy as it does not require previous drawing experience. The trees of the EJC Arboretum will be the focus of this project. More information.

For a complete list of EJC Arboretum programs and events, browse our Annual Calendar of Events.


Products Available for Purchase

book cover for Trees Live Here

Trees Live Here, by Susan McDougall, featuring the EJC Arboretum, is available for purchase in the Frances Plecker Ed Center for $30.