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Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing & Journaling

Instructor | Annette Naber, Emerald Mountain Sanctuary

Wednesday, May 12 | 12 PM - 2 PM
$20 Registration

Wander among the Arboretum trees applying mindful and multi-sensory exercises that make Forest Bathing an enjoyable and beneficial nature therapy.  Then explore your most salient forest bathing experience through guided journaling exercises. Bring a notebook/journal.  Join Annette Naber of Emerald Mountain Sanctuary in this two-hour workshop combining outdoor time with contemplative writing indoors.

Please dress for the weather. Meet at the Pavilion.



May Plant Sale

Friday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 25
9 AM - 3 PM at the Frances Plecker Education Center

Visit the Arboretum for the final in-person plant sale of the spring season! We will be carrying a wide array of native perennials, shrubs, and trees, along with native cultivars and houseplants! This year's sale will take place on the Ernst Tree Terrace adjacent to the Frances Plecker Education Center.

Online sale will be updated with new inventory Saturday, May 22 after 12 PM

Online Orders


Sound Bathing

Instructor | Connie Maggie, Sacred Valley Healing Arts

Tuesdays | April 13 | May 11 | June 8

Join Sound Healer and Yoga & Meditation Teacher Connie Magee for an etheric journey in the woods. Trees provide healing medicine for the soul, and the otherworldly tones of two large gongs and chimes provide a magical soundscape that dances within the sounds of nature. Find a comfortable spot on your yoga mat or lawn chair, settle into a guided mind-body meditation, and drift away. You'll notice the birds and woodland creatures connecting to the vibrations, and you will deeply relax and tune in simultaneously.

Please meet Connie on the Ernst Tree Terrace adjacent to the Frances Plecker Education Center.



Valentines Day Carriage Rides
Frances Litten Botanical Lecture & Invitiational Reception
Birding Workshop

Workshop and/or Wine & Cheese

Rise Good Friday & Easter Sunday Services
Guided Bird Walks
Guided Wildflower Walks
Spring Celebration Plant Sale

Guided Wildflower Walks
Wine & Cheese on the Ernst Tree Terrace
May Plant Sale with Butterfly Release

June - August
Summer Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Wine & Cheese on the Ernst Tree Terrace
Fall Plant & Bulb Sale
Monarch Tagging Workshop

Remarkable Trees Field Trip


Festive Greens Workshop

April - October | Private Greenhouse Shopping by Appointment
$50 Minimum purchase required, call (540)-568-3194 to schedule

View Annual Children's Program Calendar

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
780 University Blvd, MSC 3705
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807

(540)-568-3194 | 
Grounds | Free to the public | Dawn to dusk | 365 days a year
Frances Plecker Education Center | Monday - Friday | 8 AM - 4 PM

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