Hands to Nature Program at Reeves-Reed Arboretum (May 2017)

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ART in the Garden 2017

ART in the Garden 2017

Saturday, June 10

Auction Sneak Preview! 
The hottest thing out there isn't a Birkin bag...it's a BERGEN BAG! Award-winning actress Candice Bergen will create a one-of-a-kind nature image on a Tory Burch tote especially for Reeves-Reed Arboretum! 

This Week at the Arboretum

RRA Plant Sale 
Members' Preview: Friday, May 19 from 
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
General Public: Saturday, May 20 from 
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Another year, another amazing RRA plant sale! This year's unique selection includes the brand-new marigold 'Strawberry Blond' (pictured), the endangered Kankakee Mallow (grown from seed here at RRA), two varieties of yellow clematis, and much more. 
Nocturnal Neighbors
(for families with children ages 5 and up)
Friday, May 19 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Explore the Arboretum at night and enjoy stories and s'mores by the campfire. Space is limited and registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Let's Get Growing!
(for children ages 5 to 12)
Saturday, May 20 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
In the kitchen, a multitude of wonderful tastes, textures, aromas and nutritious food abound.  We will prepare delicious snacks inspired by what's growing in the garden...the Square Foot Garden way!

Please click here to register.

Square Foot Gardening 101 for Adults 
Saturday, May 20  from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Take advantage of whatever space you have and make it productive using the Square Foot Gardening method. 

Please click here to register.

Children's Programs

Great American Backyard Campout
Friday, June 23 to Saturday, June 24
Member and Non-Member registration going on now!  Just a few spots are available so don't wait to register!
Please click here  for more information.

Summer Camp 2017
How many days until summer vacation?  We don't know the exact number, but we do know it will be here before you know it.  Don't wait until the last minute to sign up for summer camp...if you do, you may disappointed to find that there are no longer spaces availabile.  Don't let your child miss out on the fun!

Please  click here   for more information about all of our camp offerings!

Discovery Saturdays
Most Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Our weekly drop-in program, Discovery Saturdays, continues this Saturday with a focus on Flowers!  Please note that Discovery Saturdays is also offered in Spanish! 

Please click here  for a listing of topics.

Adult Programs and Events

Seaside Spring Lake Garden Tour 
Wednesday, June 28

Join us 'Down the Shore' for the Seaside Spring Lake Garden Tour!  Tour 8 private, unique gardens in the seaside town of Spring Lake, enjoy refreshments on a beautiful breezy Spring Lake porch and top off the day with lunch on your own or shopping downtown on Third Avenue.

Roundtrip transportation included, as well as garden tour entry and coupons for local restaurants and boutiques.  Bus seating is limited, so sign-up early!

Bus departs from the Grand Summit Hotel at 9:00 am and from Spring Lake at approximately 4:30 pm.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Garden Tours 
Garden Tours have started!   Free Saturday garden tours for individuals are offered at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Please click here for more information.

For guided group tours, schedule your group's guided garden tour now for best availability.  Please click here for details, and contact Doreen Schindler at d.schindler@reeves-reedarboretum.org  or 908-273-8787 ext. 1010 for a reservation.

Volunteers and Other News

Goldman Sachs Volunteers

Thank you to Goldman Sachs' Community TeamWorks Grant and Corporate Volunteers!
The new patio they helped construct and install will soon be ready to accept a new bonsai collection and welcome visitors for educational opportunities in horticulture and art!

If your employees are interested in volunteering at the Arboretum, please contact Lisa Martin  at 908-273-8787 ext. 1313 or l.martin@reeves-reedarboretum.org.

Ground Force Volunteers

Spring is a great time to volunteer at the Arboretum!  Join us for a Thursday and/or Saturday Ground Force session!

For dates, details and registration, please click here.

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Su-Hua Chen Low
Fractured Symphony

Music and visual arts go hand in hand as evidenced by the masterful painting constructions by artist Su-Hua Chen Low. 

At the Hat Tavern in the Grand Summit Hotel
through June 22

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.


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