Frances Plecker Education Center

COVID-19 Guidelines
The FPEC is now open regular hours (Mon - Fri | 8 AM - 4 PM)

Please be aware masks are required in order to enter the Frances Plecker Education Center

Current lobby capacity is 10 visitors



Oct 26 - Oct 30 at the Frances Plecker Education Center

Visiting the Arboretum

The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, a woodland sanctuary on the James Madison University campus, is a public urban garden and forested greenspace that preserves native plant species, provides opportunities for research, and promotes knowledge of the botanical and natural world for people of all ages.

Our Vision

To inspire outdoor engagement in a woodland sanctuary.

Student Show

Current Art Exhibition

Jill Jensen | Sept 1 - Oct 30

Painting, printmaking and drawing have been cornerstones of Jill Jensen’s work. She has used them separately to create finished works of art and since 1998 has combined them in her fiber based work.

Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to our July Photo Contest Winner!

Megan Pacheco-Ayala!

To submit to our monthly photo contest, message us on Facebook with your entries.
Photos must be high resolution and taken within the current month, up to 3 submissions



This summer we were thrilled to be included in Virginia Homegrown's Plant of the Month segment. We chose to highlight one of our favorite summer annuals, Rockin' Deep Purple Salvia. Take a look!

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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