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Faculty can pre-arrange to hold outdoor classes, lectures, outdoor living botanical and environmental laboratory activities, or any curriculum-related activity on the arboretum grounds after reserving with arboretum events staff. The arboretum administration's facility scheduling is intended to provide faculty and JMU organizations the best-use of the grounds and buildings of James Madison University's 125 acres of living botanical laboratory. 

JMU Event Reservations

JMU organizations planning a 5K run/walk, greek-related, or other event may reserve the Arboretum's grounds for $50 plus any additional setup fees. Decorations containing glitter, confetti, or unnatural materials that may blow into garden beds are prohibited.

Frances Plecker Education Center

In December, January, and February, the Frances Plecker Education Center building may be scheduled for use during business hours by JMU Departments and Orgs for $50 plus any additional setup fees. 

Tree Terrace

The Ernst Tree Terrace may be reserved for JMU Dept and Org events for $50 plus any additional setup fees.

The pavilion

The pavilion may be used by JMU organizations free of charge for a 2 hour block.

Please fill out and submit the corresponding form below: 

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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