780 University Blvd
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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Location: 780 University Blvd, MSC 3705 * Harrisonburg, VA 22807
The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, located at James Madison University, is open free to the public from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. It broke ground in 1985 and was officially opened to the public in 1989. While there visitors are able to enjoy nature and all its beauty with the perfect combination of the botanical gardens and forest, making the Arboretum a little piece of paradise in the middle of Harrisonburg’s urban development. The Edith J. Carrier Arboretum is the only public-oriented arboretum at a Virginia school.
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 plants species, provides opportunities for research, and promotes knowledge of the botanical and natural world for people of all ages.