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Winter Programming
Festive Greens 2023

Festive Greens 
Thursday, December 7th, 12 PM - 1:30 PM 
$65 (including all materials)
Led by Jennifer Phillips of Blue Ridge Florist 

Together we will create a large beautiful wreath made from several varieties of fresh evergreens.  We will have options available to personalize your wreath such as dried fruits, pine cones, berries, and ornaments.  We will also learn how to make a beautiful bow to add to your wreath. Meet at the Frances Plecker Education Center

Register Here 


Evening Programs at the Arboretum

Check back for additional Winter/Spring evening programs, including our annual Litten lecture event and opportunities to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count! 

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JMU Student Winter Craft Night: Paper Snowflake Art

Monday, January 22
6:30 – 8 PM    FREE
(For JMU Students; register through the BeInvolved App)

We're welcoming students back to campus with cookies, hot cocoa, and crafts! We’ll be warm inside at the Frances Plecker Education Center. 

Wellness and Soundscape Programs
Harrisonburg Songtuary
Saturday, November 18th at 2:00pm-3:30pm


Location: The Pavilion

Harrisonburg Songtuary is a community song circle that seeks to propagate co-enchanting cohorts of contemplayful singers, sponsored by the Arts Council of the Valley and the Office of Creative Propulsion.

At www.songtuary.org/events, you may find more details and RSVP for the upcoming gatherings; receive email updates, add to your calendar, or share on social media. We appreciate when you let us know you’re coming, and we hope the web RSVP is convenient for you as well!

Register Here 


Frances Litten Botanical Lecture & Invitiational Reception
Great Backyard Bird Count

Workshop and/or Wine & Cheese

Guided Bird Walks
Guided Wildflower Walks
Spring Celebration Plant Sale

Spring Celebration Plant Sale
Guided Wildflower Walks
Wine & Cheese on the Ernst Tree Terrace

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 Youth Programs Calendar

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