Frances Plecker Education Center Sale Hours

Mon - Thurs | 9 AM - 3 PM
Fridays | 9 AM - 12 PM



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

Frances Coates | March 2 - May 1

Wildflowers in Virginia are representatives of 189 families. Paintings from15 families have been selected to exhibit in the Frances Plecker Education Center at the Edith Carrier Arboretum, and will include one or two family members that bloom around the arboretum grounds during March and April.

Photo Contest Winner

June Photo Contest Winner!

Joy Martin!

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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