RRA's beekeeper, Jackie Kondel, collecting a swarm of honeybees (pictured left) from a tree for relocation to a hive.
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Arboretum Updates
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The Arboretum wants to perennially celebrate the Class of 2020 by planting a June blooming garden that can be visited for years to come.

Give to this fundraiser to recognize a graduate, a class, a school, and to support the Arboretum's work during this crisis:
  • $50 supports the planting and maintenance of the dedicated garden
  • $100 recognizes a recipient on the 'Garden for 2020 Graduates' plaque
  • $250 recognizes a recipient with a personalized celebration stone in the garden
  • $500 receives a personalized garden stone and complimentary photo shoot at the Arboretum by Peter Wallburg Studios (5x7 portrait included)

Would you like to do something extraordinary such as a bench or tree planting for your graduate? Please contact Jackie Kondel at 908.273.8787

Reeves-Reed Arboretum announces a joint venture with the Arboretum’s exclusive caterer, David Ellis Events:

Fill Your Fridge offers themed weekly menus of complete meals for 4, handcrafted and at a reduced price. The food arrives at your door seasoned, marinated and ready for your grill or oven. Sides, sweets and staples are also available.

Fill Your Fridge is the brainchild of brothers Jon and Chad Peters, owners of David Ellis Events, to help support the food service community hit hardest during this pandemic.

David Ellis Events will donate 10% of all food costs associated with each order to Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Simply go to www.davidellisevents.com and click on the ‘order online’ button, or if you prefer, call 973-539-3000 to place your order. And be sure to mention you are a friend of Reeves-Reed Arboretum when ordering.

The difficult decision was made to cancel this year’s ART in the Garden™ live gala event. Being our largest fundraiser, one can imagine that this decision was not made lightly. Please go to our Donate page for several ways that you can help.
Virtually Wonderful Programs
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Registration is required for all programs.
Arboretum At Home

Experience the wonder and excitement of our Arboretum programs in the comfort of your own home! Lessons will be sent by email and will include games, videos, and activities for you to do in your house or in your own backyard. For more information and to register, please click on the titles below:

Wednesday, May 27, 4:30 pm

Do you know that carrots love tomatoes and tomatoes love basil? Tomatoes become more flavorful when basil is near. It's a common practice among gardeners to place certain plants together in the garden because they benefit each other.

Join Althea Llewellyn via Zoom as she discusses which plants grow best when planted near each other and why. Known as companion planting, this long standing and commonly practiced method will help you to increase your success in the garden.
Wednesday, June 3, 6:30 pm

Cultivate your very own beautiful and productive garden in less space, with less time, and less work. Join Althea Llewellyn via Zoom and learn about an innovative and efficient method of gardening created by Mel Bartholomew, called Square Foot Gardening. This method makes gardening accessible to everyone, from the beginner gardener to the seasoned and weary gardener. Join this journey into gardening where vegetables, edible flowers and herbs make great companions.
Wednesday, June 10

Since we cannot be cooking together in RRA's kitchen, we found a way to help you improve your culinary skills in the comfort of your own home! Join Althea Llewellyn, virtually, as she teaches you step by step how to make some yummy snacks with ingredients supplied by us!
You must register by Monday, June 8 to participate.
Other News
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Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-8787