Delicious Treats from our Kids Can Cook program (May 2019)
In This Issue
ART in the GardenĀ®

and Meet The Summit Supremes!

left to right: Betsy Wesson, Betse Gump, Susan Watts, Millie Cooper, Muggins Badgley (missing: Gail Malin)

Please click here  for more information about ART in the Garden.

Children's Programs
Oaks and Acorns
(for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult)
Wednesday, May 22 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 every week.  This shared nature experience is one you both will treasure! This week is the last Oaks and Acorns for the season and is about the BLUE WHALE! Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Kids Can Cook: Cooking with Friends
(for children ages 5 and up)
Wednesday, May 22 from 4 :00 pm to 5:30 pm

Few spots left!   Cooking is always better when you share the fun with a friend! We will create some fanciful finger foods and delicious desserts to enjoy with each other. Only a few spots remain, so don't wait to register! 

Please click here to register.

Let's Get Growing for Kids: 
Three Sisters and a Scarecrow
(for children ages 5 to 10)
Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

In this program, not only will we plant a Three Sisters Garden, but we will also build a scarecrow to protect it! Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Family Programs  
Arboretum Explorers: Passaic River/
Great Swamp Paddle
(for all ages, but 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
Sunday, June 9 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm 

Bordering the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, this section of the Passaic River boasts beautiful scenery and plenty of wildlife. You'll feel at one with nature as the river's twists and turns carry you deeper into the Refuge's soul.

Led by an ACA (American Canoe Association) certified kayak instructor from Kayak East, this tour is rated "Easy" meaning no experience is necessary. This tour is great for families and paddlers of any skill level.

Please click here for more information and to register.

Nocturnal Neighbors: Bobcats!
Friday, June 14 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm 

This year we will explore beyond the gates of the Arboretum and learn about some of the nocturnal animals that live both near and far. Each Nocturnal Neighbors will focus on a different animal and includes a hike, fun activities, and...a story with s'mores by the campfire! Registration is required. 

Please click here for more information.

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

Our weekly drop-in program focuses this week on the Bald Eagle! Drop by the Stackhouse Education Center for a hands-on exploration of nature!  Please click here  for more information and a listing of our upcoming topics.

Discovery Saturdays is free for RRA Members!

Adult Programs  
Getting Ahead of Garden Pests and Problems
(for adults)
Wednesday, June 12 from 1 :30 pm to 3:00 pm

If you're gearing up for the summer growing season, so are the garden pests! In this workshop you will learn to become more aware of when garden pests and problems are most active, identify the problems, and treat them.

Class will meet on the Wisner House sun porch. Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Propagation for Beginners:
Making More Roses
Wednesday, June 19 from 1:30  pm to 3:00 pm

Rosa hugonis, or Father Hugo's Rose, is one of the first roses to bloom. Here at RRA, it is one of the truly historic plants, as it was planted by Mrs. Susan Graham Reeves. Join us for this third installment in our propagation series, and take a piece of history home with you!

Registration is required.  Please click here to register.

Summer Camp Registration
RRA Summer Camps Are
Filling Up Fast!

The first day of camp is just a few weeks away! Several camps already have waiting lists, so don't delay and have your child miss out on all the fun!

This newsletter's featured camp is  BOLD Arts in which we invite children, ages 5 to 11, to join in a week of dance and the arts. Children are immersed in a thought-provoking theme used to inspire a high energy, original performance on Friday afternoon. Together, we build a show using student-made scenery, costumes, and dances created by the group. Expect to have fun, be challenged, and exposed to various styles of dance, storytelling, and incredible music.  The program is led by NYC teaching artists and utilizes the beautiful grounds of Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

Please click here for a complete listing of our summer camp options. 

Other News
New! Sunday Volunteer Ground Force 
Sundays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Volunteering at RRA is a great way to experience the beauty of the outdoors, learn about gardening, get community service hours, and connect with friends, family, and the environment!  

Please click here to find out about all the many opportunities for you to volunteer.


Spring and Summer Garden Tours for Groups

What brings you to the garden? A love of plants? Hearing about the historic landscape? Spending time with family and friends? Then, one of the Arboretum's Garden Tours will be perfect for you.  We have a Horticulture & History Tour, filled with fun facts about seasonal blooms, heirloom trees and RRA's fascinating past. There's also the extraordinary Day at Two Gardens Tour, where you enjoy a morning tour at RRA, stop for lunch at a local restaurant (some offer discounts to RRA tours!), and then proceed to the beautiful Greenwood Gardens. We can also tailor our tours to reflect the interests of your book club, school, scout or corporate group. For more information or to register, please contact Trish Cassin, at


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Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, New Jersey  07901



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