Welcome Visitors

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

Photo of the EJC Arboretum pond undergoing restoration

We know how many of our visitors enjoy the beauty of our pond. And the crew is hard at work restoring it as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience while the task is underway. Read more on our Facebook page.

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 October 2015 Photo Contest Winner

Upcoming Events

2015 Holiday Plant Sale

Monday, November 9—Sunday, December 6, 2015, in the Frances Plecker Education Center
Bring the beauty of fresh blooming holiday plants into your home or office for the Holidays. The EJC Arboretum offers locally-grown, high-quality plants. Shop from our inventory of beautiful holiday flowers. Colors and sizes perfect for the season! Online ordering begins Monday, November 9, and ends Sunday, December 6, 2015, at 8:00 pm. Orders can be picked up at the Frances Plecker Education Center starting 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Wednesday December 9 through Thursday December 10, and then 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday, December 11, 2015. Click to browse and order.

Children's Drawing and Printmaking Art Workshop

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, November 30, December 2 & 4, 2015 In the Frances Plecker Education Center
Children will learn botanical drawing and printmaking from artist/educator Jewel Hertzler. Interdisciplinary historical and science facts will be taught along with botanical drawing techniques. The workshop emphasis will be on contour line drawing and creating visual texture. Students will focus on drawing winter trees, branches, pine cones and evergreens. More information.

Festive Greens Workshop

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, Noon—1:30 p.m. In the Frances Plecker Education Center
Participants take their unique personal décor piece home after enjoying a creative experience that is fine-tuned under the guidance of a floral expert. This year's crafts are Gilded Magnolia Leaf Holiday Mantle Trees. More information.

Moonlight Holiday Carriage Rides

Friday, December 11, 2015 5:00—8:00 p.m. starting at the Frances Plecker Education Center
Celebrate the Holidays with a truly unforgettable experience - a horse-drawn carriage ride offered one wintery evening each year. For about the cost of taking the family out to a movie, you can create a lifetime memory. This dark sky carriage ride event is offered on the date of a wintery new moon. Begin a new Holiday tradition with your family. 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.