Upcoming Events

At Home in the Woods Family Garden Dedication

Thursday, October 6 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM | Ceremony at 11:15 AM


The public is invited to help the arboretum acknowledge and celebrate all who were involved in the planning, renovation, and reopening of the At Home in the Woods Family Garden during a special dedication event! After a special dedication ceremony, families and children are welcome to come play and explore the garden, and enjoy a special treat to celebrate the day! There will also be opportunities for the public to express how they have enjoyed the garden so far and share ideas for future programs in the garden. 

We hope that you will join for a fun time and help us thank those who made the At Home in the Woods Family Garden possible.

Let us know you are coming! RSVP Here!


Fall Sound Bathing Classes

A EJC Arboretum Forest Soundscape Program
with Instructor Connie Magee
$20 Drop In

Using gongs, crystal and Tibetan bowls, voice, drums, shakers, and chimes, Connie Magee will take you on a sound journey that will relax and de-stress you and bring your whole being back into a state of harmony on all levels; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Connie Magee is a multi-modality massage therapist, medicine woman, Yoga Instructor, and meditation teacher.

Park in the EJC Arboretum main parking lots, along University Blvd in our event overflow parking, or in the R5 lot at the top of the hill (Costco side). 

Bring a yoga mat or chair, blanket, jacket and hat (please dress for the weather if class is outside).

Register Here: Fall Sound Bathing Registration

Sound Bathing in the Family Garden

Tuesday, October 13 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Class will take place in our recently reopened At Home in the Woods Family Garden!

Fall Sound Bathing

Tuesday, November 15 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Class will take place inside the Frances Plecker Education Center.



Fall Plant & Bulb Sale 

Member Sale | September 22 | 9 AM - 3 PM

To become a Member, please drop off your donation ($35 or more) at the EJC Arboretum before the sale or before you shop on Thursday, September 22 (cash or check only)! Please note: online donations via credit card will not process in time for the plant sale. For more information about Membership visit our Membership page

Fall Plant & Bulb Sale (Available to the Public) | September 23 - October 1

9 AM - 3 PM (Excluding Sunday, September 25)

Join us, in person, on the arboretum's Tree Terrace to shop from a variety of plants, bulbs, and trees for your fall planting season.



Fall Forest Bathing

Wednesday, Nov 9 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 

Forest Bathing, or shinrin-yoku, was developed in Japan in the 1980s as a form of preventative medicine with many scientific studies confirming its beneficial impacts on our sense of well-being and physical health. Experience some of the mindful and multi-sensory exercises that make forest bathing an enjoyable and beneficial nature therapy. Join Annette Naber of Emerald Mountain Sanctuary in this guided walk.

Please dress for the weather.  We will meet at the Arboretum Pavilion.

Register Here: TBA


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

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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