Edith J. Carrier Arboretum featured by USA TODAY Travel

Photo of EJC Arboretum, taken by Frank Doherty, on the USA Today Travel site

Your favorite place for rest and relaxation, the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University, is featured by USA TODAY Travel, their online magazine.

We believe EJC Arboretum Friends will be joining us in congratulating James Madison University for the far-reaching public acknowledgment and exposure given via USA TODAY TRAVEL, Experience South section, that is given to the only public university on-campus arboretum in Virginia. The EJC Arboretum is being featured along with Appomattox National Historical Park, The Homestead, and Colonial Williamsburg, Arlington National Cemetery, Great Falls National Park, and many other of Virginia's finest public offerings. We can all be so proud, and so grateful for James Madison University's Edith J. Carrier Arboretum. Be sure to visit often to take a walk, take in the year round wonderland scenery, and enjoy a rich variety of events and programs. Go to jmu.edu/arboretum for more information. And be sure to visit USA TODAY Travel and check it out.

Thanks to Arboretum friend Frank Doherty for his beautiful photo, shown left, that was used in the USA Today Travel gallery.

Thank You Harrisonburg Construction

Welcome Visitors

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

EJC Arboretum on Goodsearch

You can support the arboretum by searching with Goodsearch:

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 2014 Photo Contest Winner!

View photos of the EJC Arboretum's 25th Anniversary Celebration Reception held June 21, 2014 here.

Upcoming Events

Online Holiday Plant Sale

Monday, November 17, 2014—Friday, December 5, 2014
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. More information.

Festive Greens Annual Workshop

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Noon—1:30 p.m.
Festive Greens is an exciting annual EJC Arboretum workshop led by Abby Long owner of Blakemore's Flowers, voted by DNR reader's "2014 Best in the Valley" flower shop. Participants take their unique personal décor piece home after enjoying a creative experience that is fine-tuned under the guidance of a floral expert. More information.

Moonlight Holiday Carriage Rides

Saturday, December 13, 2014, 5:00—8:00 p.m.
Celebrate the Holidays with a truly unforgettable experience - a horse-drawn carriage ride offered one wintery evening each year. More information.

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

25th Anniversary Commemorative Products Available

25th Anniversary Wine Glass

Purchases of 25th Anniversary commemorative products can be made weekdays, business hours at the Frances Plecker Ed Center for the anniversary stationery set, wine glasses, and more products including t-shirts.

Trees Live Here Book Cover

Trees Live Here, by Susan McDougall, featuring the EJC Arboretum, is available for purchase in the Frances Plecker Ed Center for $45.