photo policy

The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum has no admission fee. By having a professional photographer's fee, we are able to use this revenue to help maintain our beautiful trails and gardens. A professional photographer's fee is issued for:

  • All paid-for portrait or business photo shoots, 2 hours or less
  • Additonal time may be added with extra cost

The Fee is waived for the following circumstances:

  • Wedding photography for weddings held at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum 
  • Casual or hobby photographers not accepting payment 
  • JMU student photography projects (not paid)
  • Please read through and submit the form below: 


  • Single use pass (2 hour block) $35
  • 6-Session Pass (2 hour blocks) $150
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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