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Become a Friend of the Arboretum Member

A donation of $35.00 or more per year qualifies you as a Friend of the Arboretum Member. Benefits to membership include: 

  • Reciprocal Admissions Program.  A current EJCA membership card entitles you to special admission privileges and discounts at 300 gardens throughout North America and the Cayman Islands.These include nine public gardens in Virginia alone, among them: the Norfolk Botanical Garden; Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Maymont, both in Richmond; Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria; and Glen Burnie Gardens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester.

For a complete garden list, visit: American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admission Program 

  • Subscription to Better Homes & Gardens or Martha Stewart Living (Offered by APGA, American Public Gardens Association). Free one-year, print magazine.
  • 10% Discount on EJC Arboretum Plant Purchases, T-Shirts and Cards.  Plant sales are held in April, May and Sept and include perennials, shrubs, trees and bulbs.  From late April through October plants are also available for sale weekdays at the EJCA’s Frances Plecker Education Center and appointments to shop in the nursery are available (minimum $50 purchase). Our T-Shirts and cards are available in the Frances Plecker Education Center during business hours. 
  • Access to Member-Exclusive Events such as Pre-Sale Member Nights where members get to shop our plant sale early with light refreshments provided!
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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