Children enjoying the "chalk maze" at this year's Daffodil Day
Art in the Garden™
Saturday, June 5, 6:00 - 11:00 pm

Join us for our annual Garden Party Under the Stars as we celebrate the Junior League of Summit’s 90 Years of Service and Retired RRA Executive Director Frank Juliano! Celebrate at the Arboretum or from home.

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Plant Sale Pre-Order
Don't miss your last chance to order! This year, for the first time, we are offering curated Perennial Garden Collections for pre-order in 7 categories. The deadline to pre-order is Friday, April 23. Orders can be picked up at the in-person plant sale on May 7, 8, and 9.

Many items are sold out. Please contact our Office Manager, Irene Druskin, at if you are still interested in placing an order.
Adult Education
Please click on the titles for more information and to register
Sunday, May 2, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, May 5, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Join us for seasonally informative ‘Talk and Tours’ in the garden. See what’s new, what’s in bloom, and be a part of the conversation. This is a chance to improve your knowledge or learn more about the history of Reeves-Reed Arboretum, as well as gain insight and understanding of the Arboretum’s ever-changing grounds. The cost is free for RRA members and Docents-in-Training, and $10 for non-members. We will meet at the Visitor’s Center—rain or shine!

RRA Docents and RRA Docents-in-training should call (908) 273-8787 x1616 to register.
Wednesday, May 12, 2:30 - 4:00 pm and
Wednesday, May 26, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is delighted to partner with 'The Secret Tea Room' to offer a charming mid-week tearoom experience. Enjoy a relaxed, unrushed tea service served with scones overlooking our beautiful gardens.
Thursday, May 13, 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Thursday, May 27, 9:00 - 10:15 am

Join The R3finery for an outdoor yoga class and immerse yourself in the fresh air and beautiful surroundings at the Arboretum. This 75-minute yoga class is open to all levels. Modifications will be provided to make this class accessible to everyone. Enjoy the peacefulness of the garden, and discover the many benefits of practicing yoga outdoors.

Please bring your own yoga mat, towel and water bottle. Social distancing will be adhered to. Registration is required.
Sunday, May 23
Seatings at 11:30 am OR 2:00 pm

Experience the beauty of spring at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, while enjoying a finely curated tea. Reeves-Reed Arboretum is delighted to partner with 'The Secret Tea Room' to offer an exquisite tea experience overlooking the gardens.
Children's Education
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Masks are mandatory and registration is required.
Weekends, from April 24 - May 30, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(for families with children 3 and up)

Borrow one of our magnifying glasses (please remember to return it once you're done), grab an interactive activity guide and head out onto the grounds to see what wonders big and small await your discovery. There will be a surprise or two; a clue to follow; a rhyme or riddle to solve; and, always a fun nature exploration activity. Each week is a new discovery! Registration not required.
Thursday, May 6, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
(for ages 3 to 5 with adult)

Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class. Take nature walks, read stories, and create a one-of-a-kind art project every week. These are wonderful experiences where children can spend time outdoors with our Environmental Educators.
Saturday, May 8, 9:30 - 11:00 am
(for ages 5-10)

Have you ever wondered whether you can grow a new stalk of celery from celery scraps, or a new onion from leftover pieces? Then wonder no more. You'll be amazed at how much food you can regrow from scraps. It's not only fun to watch food regrow, but it also cuts back on waste and helps the environment too.
Tuesday, May 11, 10:00 - 11:30 am
(for ages 6-10)

Calling all homeschoolers! Learn through experience as we take in the beauty of nature while exploring the grounds of the Arboretum! This week's topic is Bird Nests. Discover some of the wild and unique nests that different birds can build.
Friday, May 21, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
(for families with children ages 5 and up)

Join us for a night of fun around the campfire with stories, games, interesting nighttime facts, and maybe even a song or two. If the sky is clear, we'll do some stargazing and learn about the night sky!
Volunteer Opportunities
Plant Sale Volunteers Needed!

The plant sale is fast approaching, and we need your help to make this special event a success! Volunteers can sign up for the following shifts (feel free to sign up for more than one!):

Thursday, May 8th    
1:30pm-3:30pm (set up)

Friday, May 9th 
1:00pm – 3:30pm
3:00pm – 4:30pm
4:00pm – 5:30pm
5:00pm – 7:30pm

Saturday, May 10th & Sunday, May 11th  
9:00am – 12:00pm
11:30am – 3:30pm

Email to register to volunteer!
Saturdays & Mondays, April-June, 9:30 - 11:30 am
And NEW 1:30 - 3:30pm!
(Ages 14+, Age 12-13 with adult)

Join our horticulture staff working outdoors in the spring to maintain and enhance the beauty of our gardens and grounds!

To register, go to or email Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin, at

Please note: For your safety, all tools and gloves are washed and sanitized, and masks are required. You are also free to bring your own gloves and tools.
Other News

The Arboretum wants to perennially celebrate those graduating this year by planting a June blooming garden that can be visited for years to come. Whether you are graduating from preschool or college (or anything in between), this is a way to recognize this accomplishment in a unique and meaningful way.

Please click here for more information.

Celebrating the life and work of Al Bross

Oil paintings

Through May 9 at Wisner House Gallery

Please click here for the thumbnails of this exhibit

Please join us for a reception on
Sunday, May 2 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
RRA Receives Grant from Summit Garden Club

The Summit Garden Club has awarded the Arboretum a grant in the amount of $2,500 to fund the hiring of a seasonal gardener for the growing season. The seasonal gardener position is vital as we transition from our spring to summer displays in addition to working to keep the grounds looking beautiful. We are so grateful for the Garden Club’s support.
ACME Give Back Where it Counts Bag Program

For the month of April, Reeves-Reed Arboretum will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $3.00 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS Bag at the ACME store located at 801 Kenilworth Blvd., Kenilworth, NJ.

Be sure to check out this week’s new menu at
And don’t forget to mention you are a friend of Reeves-Reed Arboretum when ordering! The deadline to order from this week's menu is Tuesday at 2:00 pm.
Help Us Every Time You Shop at Amazon!

During this pandemic, we know that many people are shopping online!

Please click here to donate a percentage of your Amazon purchases to RRA, or use this URL:

Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-8787
Wisner House Open: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Grounds Open: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily (April - October)
9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily (November - March)
Programs and events at RRA are made possible, in part, by support from:
Novartis; Lois Schneider Realtor; Bartlett Tree Experts; Infantini Landscaping; Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation; E.J. Grassmann Trust; Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Foundation; The Summit Foundation; Hyde & Watson Foundation; Union Foundation; Kessler Foundation; Garden Clubs of America; Summit Garden Club; Junior League of Summit; Villani Bus Company; NJ Historic Trust; Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust; DEP/Green Acres Grant Program; and the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Department of Parks & Community Renewal.

Special thanks to our media sponsors including TapInto, Summit Living, and Renna Media.

Signature membership activities for 2021 are underwritten with generous support from Investors Bank.