Eranthis hyemalis, Winter Aconite at Reeves-Reed Arboretum (March 2017)

In This Issue

From the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

Where you treasure life, so is your heart.

For all of us here at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, our hearts are filled with the burgeoning life before us.  Evidence of spring (i.e. our ubiquitous daffodils) greets us every day, and with that, promises of what's in store over the next months.

To that end, our staff is eagerly preparing for events like the next Put the 'Pub' in Public Garden wine tasting (April 7, wines from Bordeaux), Daffodil Day (April 23), ART in the Garden (June 10) and various workshops, trips, camps, concerts, and evening strolls. 

As we come out of our cocoons of winter and shake off the slumber of hibernation, the call to action for all of us is to connect to your community!  Reeves-Reed Arboretum is your community.  Open your hearts - come to the Arboretum - treasure life.  We are eager to welcome you.

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P.S. Membership to Reeves-Reed Arboretum insures that what you treasure in life is sustained.  If you're not already a member, why not join today!  Please click here to join!

Put the 'Pub' in Public Garden

Wines from Bordeaux

Wine Tasting with Chateau Couchebout
Friday, April 7 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
"A wine without a soul is just a beverage."  Why not take a wine taster's virtual tour of France, with a special stop in Bordeaux, at Reeves-Reed Arboretum's Put the 'Pub' in Public Garden Wine Tasting?
"Walk" with us through the hills of the French countryside while sampling wines from the lovely artisanal boutique vineyard, Chateau Couchebout.  Nestled in the southwest corner of France and set amongst 20 acres of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Sauvignon Blanc, the wines at this vineyard are grown, harvested and bottled, by hand, in small batches on the property, insuring beautiful density, delicate perfumes, silky soft tannins and balance.  This attention to detail and quality is rivaled by none.
The wines from famed Chateau Couchebout, paired with a selection of fine cheeses and authentic French charcuterie and bread, will make this an evening not to be missed!  

Please click here to attend!

Children's Programs

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
It's not too late to register!  Each class includes a song, craft, story and hike - don't miss out on this incredible shared experience!  Pre-registration is required.  

Please click here to register.

Discovery Saturdays Return March 11
Most Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Our weekly drop-in program, Discovery Saturdays, begins this Saturday with a focus on Nature's News.   Please click here  for a listing of topics.

Sowing the Seeds of Wonder
(for children ages 5 to 12)
Saturday, March 25 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Our Let's Get Growing gardening series continues with a class on seed starting.  Pre-registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Nocturnal Neighbors
(for families with children ages 5 and up)
Friday, March 31 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
With the warming temperatures, all kinds of animals are waking up from their long winter's nap.  Join us as we learn about salamanders and why they need crossing guards this time of year!
Each Nocturnal Neighbors will focus on a different animal and includes a hike, fun activities, and......a story with s'mores by the campfire!  Register early to reserve your spot since last year's programs were sold out!
Please click here to register.

Summer Camp 2017
Introducing a new summer camp:  Arboretum Afternoons!  With a different theme each afternoon, campers will get their hands dirty in the garden and spend time in the kitchen cooking and learning about healthy eating.  Campers will also spend time outdoors playing nature-themed games and practicing yoga with instructors from LoYa Yoga.  Each week's activities will be different so sign up for one week or for all 6!  

Please  click here   for more information about all of our camp offerings!

Adult Programs and Events

Let's Get Started: Seed Starting Basics
Saturday, March  25 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Wednesday, March 29 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Starting your vegetables from seed is both rewarding and economical.  Learn the basics of seed starting in this hands-on workshop.  Pre-regis tration is required.

Please click here to register.

Talking Garden Series
Wednesday, March 15
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Can gardens featuring native plants be beautiful, exciting, or even...edgy? Director of Horticulture, Marc Montefusco, explores this and related questions in the upcoming edition of the Talking Garden series with "The Natives are Restless: Horticultural Forms of Native Plants".  This lecture is  an introduction to new and exciting forms of North American woody plants.  This presentation has been chosen as a panel presentation at the prestigious American Public Gardens Association conference in Hamilton, Ontario.

Please click here to register.


Volunteers and Other News

Daffodil Day Volunteers Needed!

Daffodil Day  is on Sunday, April 23 and volunteers are needed to help with games, crafts, and activities at this annual spring family festival. This opportunity is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Volunteers can register for the 10:00am - 1:30pm shift,  the 1:00pm - 4:30pm shift,  or for the whole event from 10:00am - 4:30pm.

Please contact Lisa Martin, Volunteer Coordinator, at or 908-273-8787 ext. 1313 for more information.


Maple Sugaring Fest

A big "thank you" to all those who made our annual Maple Sugaring Fest a success!


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Hooked on Nature

Hooked & Sewn Art

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

February 12 to May 7

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.


Su-Hua Chen Low
Fractured Symphony

Music and visual arts go hand in hand as evidenced by the masterful painting constructions by artist Su-Hua Chen Low. 

At the Hat Tavern in the Grand Summit Hotel.

All are welcome to the artist reception on
Thursday, March 9 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.


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