Whirlwind Japanese Anemone in RRA's Perennial Border (October 2017)
In This Issue

Adult Programs and Events

Put the 'PUB' in Public Garden:
Hard Cider, the Original Jersey Drink
Friday, October 13 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Seasonal hard cider event of the century at Reeves-Reed Arboretum!

Just 2 days left to register.  

Cost:  $50 for RRA members; $65 for Non-Members

For more information and to register, please click here .

Goat Lecture! 
Everything You Wanted to Know About Goats (and a few things you didn't)
Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm

For two glorious weeks in October, Reeves-Reed Arboretum is home to a dozen goats, who clear out the Daffodil Bowl to ensure an uncluttered spring display.  Goats and human beings have worked together a long time, and along the way, we've learned a lot about our horny companions.  Goats have shaped our language, our religions, and our diet (although not always in the way that you think). Learn about these fascinating animals, and explore their history, natural and unnatural, from RRA Director of Horticulture Marc Montefusco. 

As a special bonus, we'll pay a nighttime visit to our resident herd.

Cost: Members Free; Non-Members $10

Please click here to register.

Square Foot Gardening for Adults:
Basics 201
Saturday, October 14 (11:00 am to 12:00 pm) or
Wednesday, October 18 (10:00 am to 11:00 am)

Let's maximize your vegetable gardening efforts!  Learn how to extend your gardening season and make it more successful. 

Over 55 pounds of produce from RRA's square foot gardens have been distributed to program participants!

Please click here to register.

Children's Programs

Oaks & Acorns
(for children ages 3-5 with an adult)
Wednesdays from 1 :00 pm to 2:00 pm
Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class.  Take nature walks, tell stories, and create a one-of-a-kind art project every week. This shared nature experience is one you both will treasure!  Register early since space is limited.
  • October 18 - Glorious Goats
  • October 25 - Pumpkins
For more information and to register, please click here.

Let's Get Growing for Kids!
(for children ages 5 to 12)
Saturdays from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

The end of summer doesn't mean the end of the growing season!  Upcoming classes include:
  • October 14 - Garden Scavenger Hunt
  • November 4 - Garden Crafts and Treats 
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Wellness Programs 
(for boys and girls ages 8 to 12)

This fall, we are offering several wellness classes for girls ages 8 to 12!  Click on the links below for more information and to register.

NJEA Mini-Camps
(for children ages 5 to 8)
Thursday, November 9 and/or  Friday, November 10
both days from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

These mini-camps, offered during the NJEA convention, provide children with an opportunity to spend time outside exploring and learning in a fun and exciting way! 

Sign up for one day or take advantage of the $25 savings by signing up for both Thursday and Friday. Please use the promo code "MULTI" when registering online to receive the discount. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Nocturnal Neighbors
(for families with children ages 5 and up)
Friday, October 27 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Our last Nocturnal Neighbors for the year will have a bit of a Halloween flavor!  Not only will we be learning about the only flying mammal, the bat, but we will also explore our "Spooky Trail" (a.k.a. the Wildflower Trail) that will be decorated for Halloween! This is your last chance to explore the Arboretum at night and enjoy s'mores and stories by the campfire.  Registration is required.  

Please click here  to register.

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 the Arboretum's historical roots!  Please note that Discovery Saturdays is also offered in Spanish.  

Please click here  for a listing of topics.

Celebrate Fall!

RRA Pumpkin Carving Contest
Entries due by Saturday, October 21!

As part of our annual Celebrate Fall festival, we decided to bring back an old tradition...the pumpkin carving contest! Be sure to check out the details. All carved pumpkin entries must arrive at the Arboretum by Saturday, October 21 to be considered. Prizes will be awarded for Spookiest, Most Creative and a People's Choice Award. Please click here for full details regarding rules and categories.
And be sure to attend Celebrate Fall on Sunday, October 22 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm - this fun filled family day will feature games, crafts, music, food trucks, and of course - goats! 

Celebrate Fall Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with games, crafts and activities at this annual fall family festival. This opportunity is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Volunteers can register for the 10:00 am - 1:30 pm shift, the 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm shift, or for the whole event from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm.

For dates, details and registration, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin, at t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org or 908-273-8787 ext. 1616.

Volunteers and Other News

The "Goatel" is Reopening!

Our grazing friends from Green-Goats in Rhinebeck, NY will be back at the Arboretum helping us clear away a year's worth of wildflower growth, invasive vines and weeds. This environmentally friendly vegetation removal will allow for the annual restoration and replanting of the Daffodil Bowl with bulbs for a spectacular spring.
This "Green Goat" initiative would not be possible without your help! For $25, you can sponsor a goat and receive your very own official certificate of 'Good Goatsmanship'.  Please click here to sponsor a goat or two!
The goats will be here in mid-October and will be our "Featured Guests" at Celebrate Fall on Sunday, October 22 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please stop by for a visit!

Pardon our dust as we progress on Phase One of the Accessibility Project here at Reeves-Reed Arboretum!

Construction on Phase One of our Accessibility Project is underway.  Occasionally you may find the Arboretum parking lot closed and you must park on the street.  Please forgive this temporary inconvenience.  

Ground Force Volunteers

This 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.

Garden Tours 
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.

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wood wide web: trees as tonic

Nature-themed photographs and installation sculptures from 11 artists from as nearby as Summit to as far away as Europe.

Featuring works by Susan Stair, Joe Freeman Jr., Sunil Garg, Peter Hoffer, Tom Holmes, Insun Kim, Rodrigo Guzman S., Jim Smith, Charlie Waite, and Sue Zwick. 

In Wisner House and the RRA Grounds
through October 29

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.


 Original artwork inspired and created by master puppeteers, 
Craig Marin and Olga Felgemacher, better known as FLEXITOON

At the Hat Tavern in the Grand Summit Hotel

Extended through January 1, 2018

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.


Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, New Jersey  07901





Office Hours:  10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday

Grounds open:  7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily (through October)