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Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

780 University Blvd Msc 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-1020
+1 540-568-3194
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Beautiful time of year to visit...azaleas, wild flowers, peonies in full bloom!

Beautiful time of year to visit...azaleas, wild flowers, peonies in full bloom! Lots of easy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dougnmaren
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louisa, va
So well maintained and informative!

Always enjoy wandering the trails and seeing the wildlife and plants/trees! This is a tucked away... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Juliana C
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780 University Blvd Msc 3705, At James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807-1020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful time of year to visit...azaleas, wild flowers, peonies in full bloom! Lots of easy trails to walk.

Thank dougnmaren
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy wandering the trails and seeing the wildlife and plants/trees! This is a tucked away gem that is a treasured part of the campus. You step inside and feel taken away from any hubbub and instantly peaceful. Love when I get to see baby...More

Thank Juliana C
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EJC A, Marketing Assistant at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank your for your lovely review Juliana! We agree, taking a stroll through the arboretum is a great stress-reliever and puts you in a peaceful state of mind!

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is a great spot for a nature walk or even a run. The trails are nice and well marked and there are lots of beautiful flowers in bloom. If you are around JMU, this is worth the visit.

Thank kisoffbaby
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EJC A, Marketing Assistant at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are loving it here as more new spring flowers blossom each day!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

The arboretum has some thing new every time I visit. The last time it was a lovely long black snake quietly resting by a trail. Yesterday I saw beautiful early spring flowers and many birds, including a pileated wooodpecker. It is an excellent place to...More

Thank 57513Steph12345
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EJC A, Marketing Assistant at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, it helps out so much! Sorry for the construction, we have been repairing parts of the arboretum to make our image more presentable. We do supply and encourage people to use dog bags located right inside our front gate's kiosk.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

There is possibly no better place to welcome Spring than the Arboretum - azaleas and dogwood brightening shady spots; daffodils, blue bells, and tulips bursting at the seams with springtime abandon, and much more!

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EJC A, Marketing Assistant at Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We agree, Spring is one of the best times of the year here at the arboretum! With the weather warming up and many flowers beginning to bloom, there's no place more peaceful!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

My wife and I visited the arboretum to kill some time while our son was visiting friends at JMU. Despite being the end of the winter, the arboretum was well worth our time. The trails were well kept and trees clearly marked. Several spring flowers...More

2  Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I don't know how I've managed to live in Harrisonburg for over 10 years but only visited the arboretum for the first time this summer! I love to take walks in the spring and summer and take pictures of the beautiful scenery I find. There...More

Thank Meredith L
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We go there occasionally for a pleasant walk with or without our dog. The venue is very well groomed with many species of plant life identified.

1  Thank peterfJ4274ZO
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We arrived at the Arboretum later in the afternoon on a weekday in October and were lucky to snag one of the few parking places. We enjoyed the flowers and the walk through the woods as did the other people there. Very peaceful, serene and...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

The Arboretum makes a great place to just relax, unwind, and get in touch with nature. The grounds are very well-kept, and it is a very peaceful place.

Thank mjklages
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Bmckreed
23 March 2018|
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Response from Ed R | Reviewed this property |
While some of the areas have cement walkways, there are some that have earth or gravel paths, so I am not sure that everything is completely accessible. This located adjacent to James Madison University, so it's busy and... More
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Gail B
11 March 2017|
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Response from EJC A | Property representative |
Yes, the arboretum even provides doggie bags at the kiosks.
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nothingelsematters
13 September 2016|
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Response from EJC A | Property representative |
Yes, and now the paths to the Children's Gardens area is also stroller friendly!
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