The Goats at Green-Goats Farm, Rhinebeck, NY

Celebrate Fall!


Games, crafts, music, and of course goats...these are just a few of the activities that are part of our eagerly anticipated Celebrate Fall Festival! With Halloween right around the corner, families can also explore our Spooky Trail and enjoy the golden, autumn colors of our gardens, crisp weather, and some yummy treats from our market vendors.

Celebrate Fall is FREE for RRA Members and children under 3. The cost for Non-Members is $10 per person.  This event will have three entry times (11:00 am, 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm), so be sure to register for the time slot you prefer.  Registration is now open for members. Non-member registration begins Monday, September 27 at 9 am.

Click here for full details about this event.

Adult Programs

Please click on the program titles for more information and to register.

Fall Solstice Sound Healing

Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm

Experience breathing exercises, guided meditation, and crystal singing bowls - all of which promote deep relaxation and help us move into the new season with mindful intentions.

Fall in Love with Trees - 3 Part Series 

In partnership with the City of Summit's Shade Tree Advisory Committee

Thursdays, 7:30 - 9 pm (FREE onsite and virtual program)

September 22 - Preserving the Legacy of Our Most Cherished Trees 

(the first 30 registrants will receive a White Oak seedling!)

October 6 - Viewing Party, "Treeline" from Patagonia Films 

(free popcorn included!)

October 20 - Restoring the American Chestnut in the Eastern U.S.

Full Moon Hike 

Friday, October 7, 6:30 pm; Tuesday, November 8, 5:30 pm

Enjoy a relaxing moonlit woodland stroll and learn about the full moon and other interesting nighttime facts. (adults)

Forest Bathing

Sundays, 9:30 am - 12 pm

October 9 and November 6

Live in the present moment while immersing your senses in the sights and sounds of the Arboretum. This guided walk takes approximately 2.5 hours and requires no exceptional skill or physical exertion. 

Burn + Flow in the Garden

9:30 am

Saturday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 18

Jump, squat, lunge, and plank in the garden. When it's time to flow, let Mama Nature's lush green surroundings help lull your body and mind into a relaxed, refreshed state. Join us after class for some healthy bites to help you refuel before tackling the rest of your day. 

Now That The Bloom Has Faded

Wednesday, October 12, 2 - 4 pm

Join Reeves-Reed Arboretum staff horticulturist Laura Gilkey for a workshop on late summer garden maintenance with a focus on perennials. 


Saturday, October 22, 1-5 pm (adults 21+)

Reeves-Reed Arboretum will transform into a beer garden for this Put the 'PUB' in Public Garden annual fundraiser which includes bottomless beer, bratwurst, pretzels, and German side dishes. Oompah band, Doppelgänger, will set a festive mood, so come in Oktoberfest attire and be ready to dance!

NEW DATE! Notable Garden Speaker, Dr. Randi Eckel: If You Plant It They Will Come

Thursday, October 27, 6:30 pm (onsite and virtual)

The importance of native plants in the landscape will be the topic of discussion.

The Secret Tea Room

Features Cream Tea on Wednesdays (and a few select Thursdays), and Afternoon Tea once a month on Sunday

Make your reservations today!

JUST ADDED! Halloween Tea

Thursday, October 27, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm

Special baked treats for guests in costume!

SAVE THE DATE of November 1st...

for our new sustainable practices series - “Lunch and Learn” - in collaboration with Dish Kitchen.

Children & Family Programs

Please click on the program titles for more information and to register.

Registration is required unless otherwise noted.

Please click here to review our updated masking policies for children's programs.

Stackhouse Education Center Grand Re-Opening Celebration!

Saturday, September 24, 10am - 2pm

Stop by for an author reading, see our new browsing library, and enjoy light refreshments.  Author Nadja Springer will join us at 11 am for a reading from her book "The Big Adventures of a Little Tree."

Let's Get Growing, Kids (ages 5-10)

Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 am

October 1 - Animals in Winter

October 22 - Decorate a Pumpkin

The kids will get outside and enjoy a different project each session that will engage and cultivate wonder in the garden. 

NEW! Bold Arts: Nature Dance 

Fridays, 2:45 pm (ages 3-5); 3:45 pm (ages 6-11)

September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4

This dance class is designed for children with a love of movement and nature. Sign up for all 4 classes and receive a $20 discount! 

Weekly Programs

Homeschool Happenings (ages 6 - 10)

Every other Tuesday, 10 - 11:30 am

9/27 Under a Log, 10/11 Weathering & Erosion, 10/25 Animal Homes

Oaks & Acorns (ages 3-5 w/adult)

Every Wednesday, 1 - 2 pm

9/21 Snakes of NJ, 9/28 Hedgehogs, 10/5 Animal Babies, 10/12 Autumn Leaves, 10/19 Animals that Hibernate, 10/26 Pumpkin Planting, 11/2 Owls in Winter

Arboretum Afternoons (ages 5-8)

Every Thursday, 4 - 5 pm

9/22 Fall Equinox, 9/29 Sensational Seeds, 10/6 Leaf Lab, 10/13 Great Goats, 10/20 Fall Migration, 10/27 Pumpkin Power, 11/3 Hibernation

Discovery Weekends (families w/ children ages 3+)

Saturdays & Sundays, anytime between 9 am and 3 pm

September 10 - November 13

Stop by the Stackhouse Education Center, borrow a magnifying glass, grab an activity guide, and head out to see what wonders big and small await. Each weekend is a new discovery!


Registration is required for all volunteer opportunities.

Please click on the titles for more information. For questions or to register, email Trish Cassin here or call (908) 273-8787, x1616.

Celebrate Fall Volunteers Needed (ages 14+)

Sunday, October 16, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Assist with set-up, games, crafts, and activities. 

Hands To Nature Adult Docents Needed

Fridays in October and November, 9 am - 2 pm

Assist our Arboretum educators with this free-of-charge grade school nature program for children from urban communities.

Ground Force (ages 14+, 12-13 w/an adult)

Thursdays 10 am - 12 pm and Saturdays 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join our horticulture staff working outdoors to maintain and enhance the beauty of our grounds.

Goat News

MEMBERS ONLY - Goat Meet & Greet!

Thursday, October 13 at 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, and 6 pm

We are super excited to offer you the chance to meet our visiting goats at a special Meet & Greet event. Learn some fun goat facts, pet and feed the goats, and make some new friends! Space is limited, so register asap. Click here.

Sponsor a Goat!

Our grazing friends from Green-Goats in Rhinebeck, NY will be back at the Arboretum in October 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.'

Click here and thank you! 

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
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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; Ciel Power LLC; NJ Historic Trust; Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust; DEP/Green Acres Grant Program; Union County Board of County Commissioners, 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. 

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TAPInto, Summit Living, Macaroni Kid, Patch, and Renna Media.

Signature membership activities for 2022 are underwritten with generous support from Investors Bank.