Welcome Visitors

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


The arboretum is still under construction for hardscaping and landscaping work in and around the pond and its tributary waterways, that is to come soon with drier soil conditions. At times when the parking lot at the Frances Plecker Education Center may be closed due to construction, parking is permitted along University Boulevard. Watch for the "Arboretum Event Parking" signs that will be in place on University Blvd when the Ed Center parking lot is closed. While work is underway, we appreciate your patience and understanding.


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 March's Photo of the Month winner.


Upcoming Events

 SOLD OUT  Mother's Day Carriage Rides

Sunday, May 8, 2016, 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
For about the cost of a movie, give a special lady, Mom, the memory of a lifetime. More information.

Advanced Flower Painting in Acrylic Wash -
$200 for eight sessions

May 9—12 and 16—19, 2016, 1:00—4:00 pm each day
Paint the beautiful flowers of the EJC Arboretum and Botanical Garden in this eight-day workshop. This study is a continuation of a series of workshops in Acrylic Wash by artist Lynda Chandler. More information.

Wine and Cheese on the Ernst Terrace - $20 per person

Friday, May 13, 2016, reception at 5:00 pm, demonstration at 5:30 pm, guest speaker at 6:00 pm
Valerie and Pat Lowry from Back Creek Farms in Highland, VA, speak on maple syrup production and the history of maple sugaring in the Allegheny Highlands. More information.

Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes

Monday, May 16th, 2016, Noon—1:00 p.m.
The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum invites you and your children to come hear a story about fairies and build your very own fairy house or gnome home! More information.

Arboretum Explorer Camp for Budding Nature Enthusiasts! - $125 per child for the week

Monday, May 16th, 2016, Noon—1:00 p.m.
The Arboretum Explorer Camp at the EJC Arboretum is a summer program designed to encourage a love of the outdoors, foster environmental stewardship and inspire future scientists. More information.

Spring Celebration Plant Sale

Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, 2016, 9:00 am—3:00 pm
Opening at 9:00 a.m. and closing at 3:00 p.m. both days, shop from a wide selection of plants, shrubs and trees to make any home or business landscape eco-friendly and lovely. 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.