Iron Butterfly Seedheads at Reeves-Reed Arboretum (January 2018)
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Family Volunteer Programs

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Justice, Equality and Service to Others
Monday, January 15 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)

Join us in volunteering at the Arboretum in two special ways:

Clearing the Way for Spring
Join our Horticulture Department for a morning of outdoor work. Please dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes and bring a refillable water bottle. Work gloves and water will be provided. Volunteers must be age 14 or older. Registration is required. To register or for more information, please contact Trish Cassin at 908-273-8787 ext. 1616 or . Please note that this session will not take place if there is inclement weather or hazardous conditions. For weather related updates, call the number above or check the urgent messages on our homepage at

Reuse, Recycle and Reach Out
Stop by the Stackhouse Education Center to create a unique card from recycled materials. On Valentine's Day, your card will warm the heart of a patient in a local hospital. Appropriate for all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required.

Education Programs

Adult Education

Intro to Square Foot Gardening
Saturday, January 13 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Wednesday, January 17 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

If you've been thinking of starting a garden or are considering redesigning an existing garden space, then this program is for you.  Learn the basics about Square Foot Gardening and why this method is becoming so popular!  Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Wellness Programs
Dream Big Series for Girls
(for girls ages 8 to 12)

This monthly series is focused on empowering your girl to go for what she wants.  Focus areas include how to listen to herself, address fears, and take matter how small!  

Each class includes a lesson, snack, craft and brief walk on the arboretum grounds, weather permitting.

If your girl has big plans or needs a gentle nudge to be herself, this series is for her.  Click on each title for more information and to register.

Maple Sugaring Fest

Save the Date!  Maple Sugaring Fest
Sunday, February 25

Please click here for  more information.

Adult Trip

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 annual Flower Show is a top destination and "must experience" horticultural event, attracting 250,000 visitors annually to the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a showcase of excellence that dates back to 1829.

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.

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 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

Extended through Sunday, February 4

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.


inspired by the natural world

Pen & Ink Drawings by Lynne Friedman

In Wisner House at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

February 11 through May 13

Artist reception on Sunday, February 11 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, New Jersey  07901



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