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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 July 2014 Photo Contest Winner!

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

Upcoming Events

25th Anniversary Celebration Plant Sales

Private Greenhouse Shopping Appointments can be scheduled Tuesday through Friday at either 10:30 am or 1:30 pm
Garden lovers can continue to shop for native plants, shrubs, and trees as well as the newest hybrids with Greenhouse Shopping Appointments. More information.

Storytime in the Understory

Monthly on second Tuesdays, June through September
August 12, September 9, 2014. 11:00 a.m. to about noon
Stories come to life for young children with animated readings. Young story enthusiasts will develop an understanding of the importance of nature from children's literature selections. More information.

Wine and Cheese on the Ernst Terrace

Friday, 5-7:00 pm, August 29, 2014
A lecture given by the owner of Starr Hill Brewery with a JMU Catering Chef's pickling and brining demonstration, followed with displayed appetizers of Hopped-Up Bruschetta, local pickled root vegetables, brined salmon, and brined local chicken, with international cheeses and fine wines for every guest

(Registration is full. Thank you for your interest in the Wine & Cheese Lecture. The next lecture will be in the spring of 2015. Browse back in April 2015 for more information, follow us on our social media or sign up to receive our email news and be first to register for the next offering).

Beginning Botanical Pen & Ink Illustration with Lynda Chandler

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1-4:00 pm, September 8, 10, 15, 17, and 22, 2014
After a short review of the fundamentals of drawing plants in graphite pencil, this workshop teaches the confident handling of pen and ink on tracing paper and finally on matte Mylar surface. Students will learn how to produce different strokes and how to create tone by using stipple and line. Prerequisite pencil drawing experience needed. More information.

Migratory Butterflies, Children's Monarch Migration
Tagging Workshop

Saturday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, September 13, 2014
A workshop program with Linda Marchman, owner of Social Butterflies, teaching tagging for migratory Monarchs that emerged from their pupae. This program includes a lecture, a tagging demonstration. More information.

Remarkable Trees Field Trip

Saturday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm, September 13, 2014
Enjoy a tour with destinations including viewing the Remarkable White Oak of the Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County. Afterwards, we will go to the Lesesne State Forest to admire American Chestnuts and learn the latest from Matt Brinckman, The American Chestnut Foundation, Jerre Creighton, Virginia Department of Forestry, and the Arboretum Director. $10 per person. More information.

2014 Fall Plant & Bulb Sale

Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, September 26 and 27, 2014
Fall is a great time to plant! Come to the EJC Arboretum and take a look at our long list of plants and bulbs. Shop the sale with friends and family for a fun way to enhance the beauty of your home or business landscape. 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.