Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
Grounds open to the public daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please practice social distancing
Celebrate the Holidays with RRA!
Festival of Trees

On December 13, we will be holding our first annual Festival of Trees, A Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays. There will be arts and crafts that celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the Solstice; musical entertainment; food trucks; and, holiday vendors. The highlight of the festival, however, will be over 20 festive trees placed around the grounds, decorated by local organizations, businesses, and families!

Due to COVID, we will have three time slots and will be limiting the number of participants for each. While pre-registration is not required, it is strongly recommended to ensure entry. Member registration is open; non-member registration begins on November 23.

Please click on a time slot below for more information and to register.
Decorate a Tree

Bring your organization, your business, or just your family and friends, and decorate a tree to be displayed at our first annual Festival of Trees, a Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays on December 13.

RRA will provide and set up the trees; you just need to come to the Arboretum on Saturday, December 12 between 9 am and 4 pm with your decorations. Be creative! There will be prizes for the best decorated tree - voted on by festival attendees. The deadline to sign up is December 10. We will have a limited number of trees, so don't wait to sign up!

Click here for more information and to sign up to decorate a tree.
Holiday Greenery Pre-Orders

Order your Holiday Greens ahead of time! Fresh cut evergreens from the Arboretum and local sources will be used to make wreaths, swags, centerpieces and mint julep cup displays. Deadline to order is Monday, November 23 with pick-up beginning Friday, December 4 at 10 am.

For more information and to order, please click here.
Children's Education
Please click on the titles for more information and to register.
Thursday, December 17, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
(for ages 6-10)

Learn about the importance of light in different holiday celebrations, whether it is your illuminated tree, menorah, candle, or luminary. Join RRA educators on Thursday, December 17 for a Holiday Lantern Workshop. Together, children will create a decorative lantern to light their holiday table.
Volunteer Opportunities

Join us this November and December as we get the Arboretum ready for the holiday season. From decorating Wisner House inside and out, creating winter displays in flower pots and garden beds, to crafting unique centerpieces and wreaths to sell in our holiday garden shoppe, you'll have tons of opportunities to unleash your imagination! Come join the fun! Click here for more information and to sign up for a festive 2-hour shift!
Volunteer for Festival of Trees!

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is holding its first annual Festival of Trees on Sunday, December 13th. Businesses, organizations, families and friends will decorate trees on the grounds of the Arboretum, and on Sunday December 13th the public will be welcomed to view the trees. There will also be music, food, arts and crafts, and more!
All volunteer opportunities are outside and face coverings are required. It will be a fun day, and we would love to have your help from 10:30 am – 5 pm. Please email t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org with questions or to register!
Volunteer Opportunities
at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Click the image on the right to watch a video with information about volunteer opportunities here at the Arboretum!
Other News

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-8787
Grounds Open: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily (November - March)
7:00 am to 7:00 pm daily (April - October)
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.