Bulbophyllum pulchellum, Miniature Orchid at Reeves-Reed Arboretum (March 2018)
In This Issue
From the Executive Director

The Board of Trustees and the Staff of Reeves-Reed Arboretum celebrate the life of Arboretum patron and former board president, 
Robert (Bob) Ehinger

We will miss him dearly.

Adult Programs

Get Your Garden Started!
Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors
Wednesday, April 18 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Learn what you need to know to successfully start your own seedlings and test seed viability in this hands-on, participatory workshop. Participants will go home with a tray of seeds to kick start this year's gardening season! Registration is required.

Please click here to register!

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Celebrate Nature: Yoga & Meditation
Thursday, April 19 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Gather your friends for a rejuvenating yoga and meditation session on the beautiful and peaceful grounds of the Arboretum.  Claire Diab, of the American Yoga Academy Studio, will demonstrate mantra meditation, breathing techniques, chakra toning, and six directions.  Ms. Diab is a world renowned yoga therapist, fitness specialist, health and wellness expert and inspirational speaker.

Cost: $15 donation for Members; $20 donation for Non-Members. Cash only.  

Registration is not required. Payment will be collected at the workshop as the event is weather-dependent.  

Please click here  for more information.

Weed or Wildflower? Spring Weed ID and Controls
Wednesday, April 25 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Join Lead Horticulturist Julieanne Frascinella on a tour of the Arboretum grounds and learn to not only identify weeds, but the best practices for removal and suppression. This class will meet in the sun porch of Wisner House, followed by a tour of the grounds. Registration is required.

Please click here to register!

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Wellness Support 101 (for women)
Wednesday, April 25 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!

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Put the 'Pub' in Public Garden:
MAMMA MIA Italian Wine Tasting & Nonna-Style Italian Hors d'Oeuvres
Friday, April 27 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy fine wines from Tenuta Torciano of San Gimignano, Italy! Sample select vintages, showcasing the range and styles from throughout Tuscany.  Grandma's sampling of Italian antipasti and hors d'oeuvres, prepared by Italian Nonna Rosaria Dalbis Vigorito, will be served.  And savor the award-winning Nicky Meatballs and tiramisu courtesy of Manhattan restaurateur, Nick Mormando.
Cost: Members $65; Non-Members $75 

Please click here to register.

Children's Education Programs

Summer Camp 2018

Camp weeks are beginning to fill up - don't wait until the last minute to register or it may be too late!  

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

Questions?  Please contact Jackie Kondel, Director of Education, at j.kondel@reeves-reedarboretum.org .

Let's Get Growing - Garden in a Box
(for children ages 5-10)
Saturday, April 7 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Create a miniature herb and flower garden to take home.  Have fragrant and fresh herbs at your fingertips everyday!  Registration is required.

Please click here to register!

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Nocturnal Neighbors
(for families with children ages 5 and up)
Friday, April 13 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The forest is bursting with the calls of amphibians emerging from their winter sleep.  Join us for a night hike, campfire, stories and s'mores as we learn about the animals responsible for the cacophony!  Registration is required.

Please click here to register!

Oaks and Acorns
(for children ages 3-5 with an adult)
Wednesdays 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.  

Upcoming classes: March 28 - Spring Begins, April 18 - Budding Branches

Please click here for more information and to register!

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

Our weekly drop-in program, Discovery Saturdays, focuses this week on coloring eggs with nature's colors!  No registration required.

Please click here for a listing of topics.

Other News

Save the Date! Daffodil Day
Sunday, April 22, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 

With Daffodil Day falling on Earth Day, come celebrate spring and the Earth among thousands of daffodils at this festive, family-fun event!

Volunteers Needed for Daffodil Day!
Sunday, April 22 

Come join the fun!  Adults and students, grades 7 and up, will help with games, crafts and activities.  Volunteer shifts are:   10:00 am-1:30 pm;   1:00 pm-4:30 pm; or  10:30 am-4:30 pm.

Want to volunteer?  Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin, at t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org or 908-273-8787 x1616.

Community service hours can be earned by students.

Ground Force Volunteers

Ground Force Volunteers returned 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

Guided Garden Tours Return in 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 d.schindler@reeves-reedarboretum.org or call 908-273-8787 ext. 1010 for details and to book your tour.
Spring-Summer-Fall Hours are Back! 
Beginning April 1

Grounds will be open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily, April through October.

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inspired by the natural world

Pen & Ink Drawings by Lynne Friedman

Wisner House Gallery 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
Through May 2018

The artist will donate 100% of art sales to
Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

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 (November through March)

 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily (April through October)