Liatris aspera Rough Blazing Star (August 2017)
In This Issue

Investors Foundation Grant Received

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Dear Friends,

The mission of Reeves-Reed Arboretum is to engage, educate, and enrich the lives of our constituents to become better stewards of nature and the planet.  Investors Bank and Foundation have long been staunch supporters of that mission and have once again demonstrated that trust in an award grant of $7,500.
Their continued support of the Arboretum is a clear symbol of Investors' encouragement and, most importantly, belief in our mission and our shared goal to serve the community.  This underwriting support will help keep all RRA signature events, such as Daffodil Day, Celebrate Fall, Nocturnal Neighbors, Oaks & Acorns, the summer concert series, and the Great American Backyard Campout either free or at minimal cost to Arboretum members. 
To Investors Bank and Foundation, my deepest thanks for sharing in our vision.
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Adult Programs and Events

Square Foot Gardening for Adults:   Basics 101
Wednesday, September 13 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am or
Saturday, September 16 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cultivate your own beautiful vegetable garden. Learn the basics of this efficient, time saving, and productive gardening method.

Please click here to register.

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

Hard cider, the original Jersey beverage of choice and especially Newark cider (considered by George Washington to be the champagne of ciders in America), will be the offering at RRA's Put the 'Pub' in Public Garden Cider Tasting.

Jersey Cider Works, the home of Ironbound Hard Cider, will be on hand to offer samplings of their complex, interesting and truly delicious hard ciders crafted from 100% fresh-pressed local apples. Not quite dry, not quite sweet, with a viscosity, richness and complexity that rivals a wine, Ironbound Hard Cider, under the direction of "pommelier" Cameron Stark, is recreating a storied past, with hard cider being the fastest-growing sector of the liquor market.

Jersey Cider Works' partner, New Ark Farms (the name given Newark by its Pilgrim founders), will be providing a specialty menu created for and served at the tasting, under the direction of New Ark Farm's chef, Ben Walmer. 

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

For more information and to register, please click here .

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.
  • September 13 - Migrating Monarchs
  • September 20 - Super Seeds
  • September 27 - Animals on the Move
For more information and to register, please click here  

Nocturnal Neighbors
(for families with children ages 5 and up)
Friday, September 15 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 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:

  • September 16 - Let's Plant a Rainbow Garden

  • 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)

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 our wonderful state!  Please note that Discovery Saturdays is also offered in Spanish.  

Please click here  for a listing of topics.

Volunteers and Other News

Employment Opportunity: Environmental Educator

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is seeking a part-time environmental educator to join our dynamic education team and to assist in the planning and implementation of its children's educational programs.  Please click here under "Part Time Positions" for more information regarding this opportunity.

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  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

through October 30.

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)