American Goldfinch and White Breasted Nuthatch at RRA (September 2018)
Many thanks to Wild Birds Unlimited for the donated feeders and seed!
In This Issue
Adult Events  
Put the 'PUB' in Public Garden: 
Beer, Bourbon & Bacon
Friday, October 19 from 7 :00 pm to 9:00 pm

Enjoy the true pleasures of the South with RRA's next Put the 'PUB' in Public Garden. Sample juicy strips of bacon between sips of craft beer from Lagunitas and artisanal bourbon from Jersey Spirits. The chefs of David Ellis Events will be offering delights from a bacon infused menu to pair with tastings of the finest brews and whiskey.

Members receive a $25 discount per person on this event!

Please click here to register!

Mohonk Mountain House
Friday, October 26

Tucked away at the top of the Shawangunk Ridge and with over 85 miles of trails and a pristine mountain lake, Mohonk Mountain House offers spectacular views of an incredible fall landscape.

Trip includes:
  • round trip bus ride and entrance to the grounds
  • private tour of the grounds
  • lunch in the main dining room featuring locally-sourced Hudson Valley fare
  • 15% discount at the gift shop or greenhouse garden shop
  • complimentary tea and cookies before departure
  • Mohonk souvenir for memories of your unforgettable day
Bus departs from the Grand Summit Hotel at 9:00 am and departs Mohonk Mountain House at 4:00 p.m.
Any questions, please contact our Office Manager, Doreen Schindler at or 908-273-8787 ext. 1010. 

For more information, please click here.

This Week at the Arboretum  
School Holiday!
Amazing Arboretum Challenge
(for children ages 7 to 10)
Wednesday, September 19 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am or 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Do you have what it takes to complete the Arboretum Challenge? Working in small groups equipped with a map and compass, participants will head out into the gardens and woodlands in search of hidden clues. Once completed, teams will work together to decipher the code. A great activity to exercise your child's team building and problem solving skills!

This program will be held rain or shine. Registration is required. 

Please click here  to register.

Oaks and Acorns
(for children ages 3-5 with an adult)
Wednesday, September 19 from 1 :00 pm to 2:00 pm

Our weekly program continues this week with a class on woodpeckers! 

Please click here  for more information and to register.

Putting Your Garden to Bed - The Honey Dew List (Adults) 
Wednesday, September 19 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Get organized and prepared this fall and learn all the things that will get your garden ready for winter and give you a headstart on spring! Join Lead Horticulturist Julieanne Frascinella and Environmental Educator Althea Llewellyn as we help you make sense out of a busy and daunting gardening season. Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Putting Your Garden to Bed is a four part series on fall gardening.  Please click here to see the final program in the series.

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

Our weekly drop-in program, Discovery Saturdays, focuses this week on MUSHROOMS!  No registration required.

Please click here for a listing of topics.

Adult Programs  
Women's Life School Series

It's Back-to-School time for women! This fall, we bring you our Life School Series focused on helping you to feel less overwhelmed and figure out what's next.

We welcome back Deborah Munies, Martha Beck Master Certified Coach, as she facilitates the following workshops:

Bringing a friend for additional support is always welcome! Please click the titles for more information and to register. Registration is required.


Sunset Garden Tour
Tuesday, September 25 from 6 :30 pm to 7:30 pm

The first blush of autumn is descending, and so too is the sun, in this tour of the Arboretum grounds. Accompany Lead Horticulturist Julieanne Frascinella on a tour of the lush gardens and explore what few visitors get to see: the Arboretum at sunset. This exclusive tour is perfect for garden lovers as well as photographers in search of the golden hour! Tour will meet in Wisner House Gallery. Registration is required. 

Please click here to register. 

Informal Talk by Conservationist 
Roberto Dutesco
Thursday, September 27 from 6 :00 pm to 8:00 pm

Join us for an informal talk by photographer, artist, IAMWILD conservationist, Roberto Dutesco.  This event is free and open to the public.

Please click here for more information about Roberto Dutesco.

Arboretum Explorers:
Silas Condict Hike
(for ages 12 and up)
Saturday, October 6 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join Director of Education, Jackie Kondel, on a moderate 3 mile hike in this 1,500+ acre natural area in Morris County. As we hike along this beautiful loop trail with rocky footpaths, stream crossings, overlooks and memorable glacial erratics, learn about the local flora and fauna as well as the geological history of the area. 

Please  click here for more information and to register.

Children's Programs  
Let's Get Growing for Kids:
Let's Build a Bug Hotel!
(for children ages 5-10)
Saturday, September 29 from 9 :00 am to 10:30 am

Have you ever wondered where insects go when it's cold outside? Let's discover how each insect finds shelter in the winter, and together we will build a home for our hardworking insect friends. R egistration is required. 

Please click here to register. 

Nocturnal Neighbors
Friday, October 12 from 7 :00 pm to 9:00 pm

This Nocturnal Neighbors will feature an animal also known as the Tiger of the Sky. What makes this animal so fierce? Sign up and you'll find out! Each Nocturnal Neighbors includes a hike, fun activities, and...a story with s'mores by the campfire! 

Free for Members.  Space is limited and registration is required. 

Please click here to register. 

Children's Birthday Parties

Looking to do something a little different for your child's birthday? Consider hosting his/her party at the Arboretum! We offer birthday parties for children as young as 4 years old, and with a variety of options to choose from, you'll be able to find the right theme and make it a party they'll never forget! 

Interested in booking a party or have further questions, please contact Director of Education, Jackie Kondel, at

Please click here for a listing of party options.

Other News

Autumn Internships

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is offering four internships for college students or adult volunteers:

  • Event Planning Internship
  • Social Media Communications Internship
  • Videography Internship
  • Holiday Decorating and Floral Design Internship
Please click here to learn more about these internships on our website under "Careers".

For more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin, at

Ground Force Volunteers
Most Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from  9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for our Monday sessions, as well as Thursdays and Saturdays, to help the horticultural staff maintain and enhance the  beauty of our grounds and gardens!

For dates, details and registration, please click here.

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The Wild Horses of Sable Island

An extraordinary photographic journey captured by internationally acclaimed artist, photographer and environmentalist

Roberto Dutesco

On display at Wisner House through October 28.

Please click here for more information on this exhibit.

Save Thursday evening, September 27 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for a special talk by the artist Roberto Dutesco in Wisner House.


Santa Fe: through the lens of
Marilyn Pfaltz

 Photographs of eternally blue skies, beautiful multi-tone landscape palette and a colorful culture.

At the Hat Tavern
 in the Grand Summit Hotel

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)