Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Volunteers - January 2017

In This Issue

From the Executive Director

With Gratitude

Dear Friends,

As we move into the promises of the year before us, I want to take a moment to thank you all for the extraordinary outpouring of generosity during our recent Annual Appeal. Thanks to you, we surpassed our expectations for this campaign.

They say we experience over 30 benefits by expressing gratitude, and that a simple "thank you" can change your life. These benefits affect our emotional, social, personal, and physical lives, can make differences in our careers, and simply make us happier. 

All human beings play a role in biodiversity, and that role comes with a core set of ethics. Remembering that we share this planet and that we have a responsibility to each other and to the environment, is in part, a daily expression and exercise of gratitude. This world is fragile, precarious, and miraculous. And we see Reeves-Reed Arboretum as much more than a place - it's a community. And for that wonderful sense of community, we here are truly grateful.

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Maple Sugaring Fest

Maple Sugaring Fest
Sunday, February 26 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Learn how early settlers tapped maple trees and turned the sap into delicious maple syrup!  Take part in our family scavenger hunt and see whether you can successfully complete the "Maple Syrup Challenge".  Round out the day with a sampling of maple syrup made here at the Arboretum!

Pre-registration is not required.  Payment is taken at the gate.

Please click here for more information.

Join Us!

Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip
Thursday, March 16 
Join our excursion to Holland: Flowering the World!
From towering windmills, wooden shoes, and delectable cheeses, to the whimsical bicycles, canals and vibrant tulip fields of the iconic Dutch landscape, the 2017 Flower Show will share the diverse stories of horticulture, innovative eco-design, and modern urban greening and sustainability efforts of the Netherlands. 
Bus departs from the Grand Summit Hotel at 8:30 am and departs the Philadelphia Flower Show at 3:00 pm.

click here to register.

Tween Program

The Confident Young Girl
Class 2 - Taking Care of Yourself
(for girls in 4th to 5th grade)
Saturday, February 11  from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
In this class, we will delve into how we often say mean things to ourselves that we'd never dream of saying to others.  Tools will be introduced to help your girl minimize and address these painful thoughts when they arise.  Pre-registration is required.
For more on the topics being covered and to register, please click here

Some testimonials from last Saturday's class...still beaming!...highly recommend!

Children's Programs

Backyard Birding for Families
(for families with children ages 5 and up)
Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am 
In addition to making a simple bird feeder that your family can take home, we will also learn to identify the common and not so common birds that may visit your feeder!  Pre-registration is required.  Please click here to register.

Winter Tales from Around the World
(for children ages 3-5 with an adult)
Wednesday, February 15  from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Join us for some of our favorite wintertime stories featuring faraway lands and vivid animal characters!  Pre-registration is required.  Please click here to register.

Summer Camp 2017
Capture the magic of nature at this special day camp!   Member  registration  begins February 15; non-member registration opens March 1.

Please click here  to see this summer's camp offerings.

Let's Create a Square Foot Gardening Journal
(for children ages 5 to 12)
Saturday, February 25 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Create a Square Foot Gardening journal to keep track of the garden's progress and all the wonderful creatures in it.  Pre-registration is required.   Please click here to register.

oaks and acorns
Oaks and Acorns
(for children ages 3-5 with adult)
Wednesdays, March 8 through April 5
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 sing songs, and create one-of-a-kind art projects every week.  Pre-registration is required.   Please click here to register.

Adult Programs and Events

Integrated Pest Management Strategies
Wednesday, February 22 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am OR Saturday,  February 25 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Identify garden pests and protect your crops using organic and environmentally friendly gardening methods.  Pre-regis tration is required.  Please click here to register.

Talking Garden Series
Wednesday, February 15
Wednesday, March 15
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Talking Garden series at the Arboretum announces two new late winter offerings:
  • February 15 - an updated version of our discussion of reproduction, genetics and evolution titled "More Sex in the Garden".
  • March 15 - an introduction to new and exciting forms of North American woody plants in "The Natives are Restless".

Please click here to register.


Put the 'Pub' in Public Garden

Wines from Bordeaux

Wine Tasting with Chateau Couchebout
Friday, April 7
Save the date for this wine tasting!

Wine is to women as duct tape is to men, it fixes EVERYTHING!
Come see if this is true at the next Put the 'Pub' in Public Garden Wine Tasting on Friday, April 7, from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.  The lovely artisanal vineyard, Chateau Couchebout in Bordeaux, will provide the wines and be on hand for questions.
Please stay tuned for more details in future newsletters.

Volunteers and Other News

Maple Sugaring Fest Volunteers Needed
Sunday, February 26
Volunteers, ages 13 and up, are needed from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm for activities at the Maple Sugaring Fest, our annual family festival.

Please click here for more information.


Open Employment Positions 
Reeves-Reed Arboretum is looking to fill the following positions:
  • Manager of Special Events (full time)
  • Grants Writer (part time)
  • Video Intern 
Please click here for more information.


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Coming to Wisner House this Sunday, February 12!

Hooked on Nature

Hooked & Sewn Art

Featuring works by Alice Rudell, Tracy Jamar, 
Liz Alpert Fay, and Marilyn Bottjer.

February 12 to May 7

Opening Reception on Sunday, February 12
from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
All Are Welcome!

Please click here for the thumbnails of this exhibit.



Heidler & Heeps
Vinyl Collection

Special Limited Edition Photographic Prints

Two independent successful photographers, Natasha Heidler and Richard Heeps, have collaborated to make this beautifully mesmerizing collection - a celebration of the vinyl record and analogue technology.

At the Hat Tavern in the Grand Summit Hotel.

This show will close this Sunday!

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: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily


Please note that Wisner House is only open by appointment during the month of January.