Just got back this evening from my brother’s graduation ceremony at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Besides the obvious excitement of seeing his hard work pay off and his determined efforts rewarded, I got to take a brief look at JMU’s vast arboretum next to the campus. The arboretum is a sprawling woodland setting packed with native perennials, shrubs, and trees anchored by a small lake and criss-crossed by mulched pathways.
The park is so well designed, you would be shocked to learn that JMU (as of this writing) does not offer a horticulture program. Nevertheless, I plan on returning to spend more time getting lost in the woods!
The red pin below denotes the location of the arboretum relative to the rest of the JMU campus.