Welcome Visitors

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


Photo of the EJC Arboretum pond undergoing restoration

We know that visitors enjoy the beauty of the pond and its waterfall feature that is turned off temporarily while the new pond liner settles. Leakage and water loss is being assessed by engineers and contractors. The waterfall will be on again as soon as possible. While work is underway for our pond and its surrounding lawns and features we appreciate your patience and understanding. More on Facebook.


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 the December 2015 Photo Contest Winner


Upcoming Events

Valentine's Day Carriage Rides

Saturday February 13 & Sunday February 14, 2016. Saturday evening 6—9 pm, Sunday afternoon 1—4pm.
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. More information.

Miniature Garden Workshop

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Register for a hands-on workshop that will lead participants through the process of how to make a small miniature indoor garden in a container. More information.

Frances Litten Invitational Dinner

Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:30—7:00 p.m.
By invitation only, the 9th annual Frances A. Litten Invitational Dinner is a gathering of colleagues and friends of founding arboretum board member and educator, Frances A. Litten. More information.

Frances Litten Botanical Lecture

Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 7:00—8:30 p.m.
Speakers and co-authors of Planting in a Post-Wild World, Thomas Rainer and Claudia West present at the 2016 annual Frances Litten Botanical Lecture. More information.


Wonderwater, a new Workshop

Friday, March 18, 2016, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Take a peek into the microscopic world of aquatic bacteria! Be a child scientist for the day with JMU Biology professor Dr. Morgan Steffen, and collect and then examine water samples from the arboretum pond and stream. 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.