Snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii) at Reeves-Reed Arboretum
In This Issue

From the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

As the Arboretum gears up for another exciting season, I'd like to take this opportunity to personally invite all Millennials, both near and far, to get involved with what has been voted the "Best Garden in New Jersey"!

Millennials are the largest, most diverse generation in the U.S., meaning that your impact in this community is going to be felt for years to come. Your generation has been described as optimistic and hopeful - qualities that are directly in line with the vision of Reeves-Reed Arboretum. But how can we talk about vision and the future if the very people who will be deeply affected by the outcome aren't invited to the table to participate?

These past few years have signified enormous growth for the Arboretum. Our programs and events offer exciting, challenging and imaginative new experiences for our guests, creating lasting and impressionable memories to be shared. In communicating our legacy of service, which is the hallmark of Reeves-Reed Arboretum, we strongly believe that it's our duty to give back - to our members, to our broad and diverse community, and to society. We need you to help create and maintain those personal connections that brand the Arboretum as unique.

So, as we move forward with plans for 2018 - the realization of Phase Two of our Accessibility Project; the expansion of our 'job readiness' program working with the homeless; bringing our award-winning Square Foot Gardening program to the schools - we ask you, the young families new to Summit and all the Millennials newly establishing yourselves in communities around, to join with us. Volunteer, join a committee like ART in the Garden (the most eagerly anticipated annual garden party in Summit), come to an event like Put the "PUB" in Public Garden (April 27, wine tasting and food pairing), become a member, or just come for a visit. We are in the golden age of parks, nature, green space, and sustainability. Our future is tied directly to yours.

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Adult Programs

Limited Seats Still Available!
Philadelphia Flower Show
Thursday, March 8

The 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show, Wonders of Water, will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water.
America's leading floral and garden designers will create tropical jungles, temperate forests, native woodlands and arid landscapes, showcasing the astounding plants that thrive in each environment, from exquisite orchids and flowering vines to luminescent desert blooms.
The bus departs from the Grand Summit Hotel at 8:30 am and from the Flower Show at 3:00 pm.

Cost: Members $80; Non-Members $95 (includes round trip bus transportation and entrance fees) 

Please click here to register.

New!  Wellness Support 101
Thursday, March 8 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

You vowed to be healthier this year -- get more sleep, eat nutritiously, exercise, meditate, work less, play more. Whether you're just starting, on your way, or recovering from a false start, learn your must-have steps to support and sustain your wellness practice.  Bringing a friend for additional support is always welcome! 

Please click here to register.

Please Stop Eating My Garden!
Saturday, March 17 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday, March 28 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Create ways to protect your garden from foraging animals.  Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

The Garden Tourist
Monday, March 26 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Jana Milbocker, author of "The Garden Tourist: 120 Destination Gardens and Nurseries in the Northeast" will take us on a virtual tour of some of the best public gardens and specialty nurseries in the Northeast.  Enjoy lovely photos and learn about each garden's highlights, history and amenities.

Please click here to register.

New!  Spring Cleaning - What Your Mom Didn't Teach You
Tuesday, March 27 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Join Master Coach, Deborah Munies, and learn your must have steps to cleaning up your home and your life of unwanted clutter and chaos.

Please click here to register.

Children's Education Programs

Summer Camp 2018

Member registration is going on now!
Non-Member registration begins March 1!

Please click here for a complete listing of all summer camps.

Questions?  Please contact Jackie Kondel, Director of Education, at .

Discovery Saturdays Returns!
Most Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Our weekly drop-in program, Discovery Saturdays, returns this Saturday with a focus on Spring Peepers!

Please click here for a listing of topics.

Figuring It Out: Problem Solving Made Easy
(for girls ages 8 to 12)
Saturday, March 3 from 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Life provides plenty of learning opportunities.  This class will help your girl be ready for them and handle them with more ease and grace.  Registration is required.   Space is limited to accommodate for personal attention and growth.

Please click here for additional information and to register!

oaks and acorns
Oaks and 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 each week.  Sign up for one week or all 10!

Please click here for more information and to register.

Let's Get Growing - Sow and Sprout
(for children ages 5-10)
Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Get your hands dirty with this fun seed starting project!

Please click here to register!

Maple Sugaring Fest

Rescheduled to this Sunday!  
Maple Sugaring Fest
Sunday, March 4
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The trees are tapped; now come celebrate the end of the maple sugaring season at this outdoor family-friendly festival!

Please click here for more information.

Other News

Guided Garden Tours Return This April!

Is your garden club, organization, or senior group looking for a local day trip or nature outing?

Come visit the Arboretum and take a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable horticulturists or garden docents. Learn about the history of this beautiful estate and its historic gardens, tour the Wisner Art Gallery and enjoy a leisurely stroll among our spring blooming trees and flowers, including our famous daffodils!

Please contact Doreen Schindler at or call 908-273-8787 ext. 1010 for details and to book your tour.

Ground Force Volunteers

Ground Force Volunteers return in March!

Spring is a great time to volunteer at the Arboretum. Please join us for Monday, Thursday or Saturday Ground Force sessions.

For dates, details and registration, please click here

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inspired by the natural world

Pen & Ink Drawings by Lynne Friedman

In Wisner House at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Through May 13

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.


The Drying Art of Dish Towels

 Oil on Canvas and Board by Robert Bernstein

At the Hat Tavern in the Grand Summit Hotel

Artist reception on Thursday, March 8 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  All are welcome!

Through May 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:  9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily (through March)