A local Eagle Scout installs screech owl boxes at RRA
Grounds open to the public daily from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Please practice social distancing
From the Executive Director
Dear Friends,

Thank you, thank you, thank you! When we cancelled our in-person ART in the Garden gala event, I wondered if a virtual event would be successful and if people would be engaged and participate in the auction. While the final numbers are not in yet, we do know that this year’s event was a success and that is in large part due to you. Your participation, whether you were bidding on auction items, ordering Dinners to Go or making a donation shows me that this place is important to you. Thank you for being an important part of the Arboretum community; I truly appreciate it.

Fall Events
Please click on the titles for more information and to register.
Sunday, October 18

Games, crafts, music, and of course... goats! These are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated fall festival.

Due to COVID, we will be limiting the number of participants for each time slot. While pre-registration is not required, it is strongly recommended to ensure entry. Member registration will begin on October 1; non-member registration begins on October 7.

Our grazing friends from Green-Goats in Rhinebeck, NY will be back at the Arboretum helping us clear away a year's worth of wildflower growth, invasive vines and weeds. This environmentally friendly vegetation removal will allow for the annual restoration and replanting of the Daffodil Bowl with bulbs for a spectacular spring.

This "Green Goat" initiative would not be possible without your help! For $25, you can sponsor a goat and receive your very own official certificate of 'Good Goatsmanship.'

The goats will be here mid-October and will be our "Featured Guests" at Celebrate Fall on Sunday, October 18 from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. Please stop by for a visit!
Saturday, October 24, 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Rain date: October 25.

According to Ben Franklin, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." So grab your favorite beer drinking friends and come to Reeves-Reed Arboretum on Saturday, October 24, when Put the 'PUB' in Public Garden turns the Arboretum into a beer garden with OKTOBERFEST 2020!

Sponsored by Peerless Beverage Company, supplying Warsteiner Beer, Barth’s, offering German fare, and accompanied by the popular oompah band, Doppelgänger, this festival is sure to turn into a recurring seasonal hit!

Please click here to purchase tickets.
Private Family Photography Session
Don't miss out on this final opportunity to have a one-of-a-kind shoot with Ben Larrabee Photography! With the holidays just around the corner, it would be a perfect gift for a loved one. This offer includes:
  • Pre-shoot consultation
  • One-hour Larrabee Lite photo shoot at your home for a family of up to five people
  • Ben’s image selection time
  • Review meeting to select your images
  • One unframed 16x20 museum quality black & white print
  • Travel to your home from Darien, CT

Please contact Executive Director, Jackie Kondel, at j.kondel@reeves-reedarboretum.org for information and to purchase.
Children's Education Programs
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Saturdays & Sundays, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(for families with children 3 and up)

On Saturdays and Sundays, drop by the Stackhouse Education Center anytime between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm for this self-guided program for families. Borrow a magnifying glass (please remember to return when done), grab an interactive activity guide, and head out onto the grounds to see what wonders big and small await your discovery. Registration is not required.
Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 pm &
Saturdays 9:30 - 10:30 am
(for children ages 3-5 with an adult)

Gain wonder, respect, and love for the natural world in these engaging weekly classes. 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! Registration is required.

Saturday, October 10, 9:30 - 11:00 am
(for children ages 5-10)

We will search high and low for special hidden items on the grounds of the Arboretum. When our hunt is over, we'll head to the historic Wisner House kitchen to enjoy a special Fall treat. Registration is required.
Adult Education Programs
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Every Saturday at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Beginning at the Visitors Center, tours are on a first-come, first-served basis for individuals who would like to learn more about the current season's highlights. Limit of 7 people per tour. Tours last approximately 30 minutes, and masks are required.
Wednesday, October 14, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
(for adults)

Fall is the best time to start your garlic plants in order to have a delicious harvest next summer. In this workshop you will discover the different types of garlic, the best growing practices, and sample a fresh roasted garlic spread made from garlic grown onsite! Registration is required. Union County Master Gardeners receive the member rate.
Other News
Mondays & Saturdays, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Now offered on both Mondays and Saturdays, join our horticulture staff working outdoors to maintain and enhance the beauty of our gardens and grounds. We will supply gloves as well as all other tools and materials. Volunteers will meet at the barn in our parking lot. For volunteers ages 14+ (students ages 12-13 must be accompanied by an adult). Please click here for more information and to register.

Be sure to check out this week’s new menu at davidellisevents.com. And don’t forget to mention you are a friend of Reeves-Reed Arboretum when ordering.
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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by Lucinda Knaus
watercolor / ink / fabric collage
Through November 1 at Wisner House Gallery
Please click here for the thumbnails of this exhibit.
Come for a walk outside. We are here for you.
Be well and stay healthy!
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; Hall's Garden Center & Florist; 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 2020 are underwritten with generous support from Investors Bank.