Edith J Carrier Arboretum @ JMU

The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum is located on the James Madison University campus in Harrisonburg, Virginia about 15 miles from our location at the Harrisonburg/Shenandoah Valley KOA RV Park.

This arboretum is a public urban garden and forested greenspace that preserves native plants species, provides opportunities for research, and promotes knowledge of the botanical and natural world for people of all ages. (from their blog page)

The 125 acre arboretum includes 16 gardens dedicated to native oak-hickory forest, and many species of shrubs and flowering plants native to the Mid-Appalachians. The grounds include lots of trails yet to be explored and is dog friendly. Additionally, the arboretum offers a variety of art classes to the general public. And it is a great place to get lost with a camera. Hope you enjoy my quick tour of –

well manicured landscape,


cool critters,

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fluttering butterflies,

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plenty of benches for resting,


entertaining ducks,

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and peaceful naps.

DSC_0408 I will come back to this place and will bring our fur babies so they can enjoy a day out and I can get some great shots. Thanks for stopping by, y’all come back now. Signature

7 responses to “Edith J Carrier Arboretum @ JMU

  1. I was wondering where you were! What a great place to spend time and “find yourself” again — as if you haven’t always known yourself — Looks relaxing.

  2. Peaceful… Relaxing… Lovely… captures.
    Getting lost with a camera is my kind of thing!

  3. What a marvelous place – love the turtles, butterflies and ideal seating available. Nice. 🙂

  4. Love the butterfly photos. Looks like a beautiful place to return to time and again 🙂

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