Elena Elephant Ear and Toucan Coral Canna (August 2018)
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This Week at the Arboretum
Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to the Arboretum for the final performance of Sounds of a Summer Night 2018! 

Wednesday, August 8 at 7:00 pm

Steven Cantor, aka HeaveN BEATBOX, will perform beat or b-boxing, an amazing form of vocal percussion using one's mouth, lips, and tongue, to vocally replicate, create and mimic sounds and tell stories!

The Arboretum grounds open up at 6:00 pm for concertgoers to picnic and the performance is from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The event is rain or shine, unless otherwise noted.

Cost: Free to RRA Members (thanks to underwriting support from Investors Bank). $15 per person donation for Non-Members ($5 for student tickets which must be purchased at the gate).

Please click here to register.

RRA's Sounds of a Summer Night 2018, are proudly sponsored, in part, by a grant from Investors Foundation, with additional support from Tracy & Nick McKee.

Summer Camps...Last Call!
Food Explosion Cooking Camp
August 13 to 17 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm
(For children ages 5 to 10)

New! An afternoon session has been added as the morning session is sold out! Join us as we prepare and taste culinary treats from around the globe using fresh ingredients from our Square Foot Garden. 

Please click here to register!

The Powerful Girl
August 21 to 23 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
(For girls ages 8 to 12)

This 3-day camp will give your girl the confidence building tools to go from dreaming to doing...right in time before school starts!

Please click here to register!

Adult Programs  
Outsmart Garden Pests (Adults) 
Tuesday, August 21 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Learn organic methods of dealing with insect pests in the vegetable garden. Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Sunset Stand Up Paddling Tour
(for ages 16 and up)
Friday, August 24 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Stand up paddle boarding is the new craze in watersports! After a long work day, come out to Spruce Run Reservoir in Clinton and enjoy a fantastic sunset and evening on the water. 

Please  click here to register.

Putting Your Garden to Bed - Planning Ahead (Adults) 
Wednesday, September 5 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Know what your next steps will be before autumn starts!  From planning your spring flowering bulb order to fertilizing, pruning, and watering, join Lead Horticulturist Julieanne Frascinella in this first presentation of a four part series on fall gardening. Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Children's Programs  
Nocturnal Neighbors
(for families with children ages 5 and up)
Friday, August 17 from 7 :00 pm to 9:00 pm

When the sun goes down and the butterflies go to sleep, it's time for the moths to begin their day! Join us as we go on a moth study to see who's hanging out at the Arboretum! Each Nocturnal Neighbors includes a hike, fun activities, and...a story with s'mores by the campfire!  Space is limited and registration is required. 

Please click here to register.

Let's Get Growing: Kids' Gardening Classes 
(for children ages 5-10)
Wednesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

There are just two opportunities left this summer to get in the garden! Space is limited and r egistration is required.  
Kids Can Cook: Summer BBQ
(for children ages 5-10)
Wednesday, August 29 from 4 :00 pm to 5:30 pm

What's a summer without a BBQ? Kids, let's grill up something delicious, using ingredients straight from the garden.  We'll toss in a few sweet surprises, and head outdoors for food, fun and friends! Space is limited and registration is required.

Please click here to register. 

Discovery Saturdays
Most Saturdays from  9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Our weekly drop-in program, Discovery Saturdays, focuses this week on Carrots!  No registration required.

Please click here for a listing of topics.

Autumn Bus Trip
Mohonk Mountain House
Friday, October 26

Tucked away at the top of the Shawangunk Ridge and with over 85 miles of trails and a pristine mountain lake, Mohonk Mountain House offers spectacular views of an incredible fall landscape.

Trip includes:
  • round trip bus ride and entrance to the grounds
  • private tour of the grounds
  • lunch in the main dining room featuring locally-sourced Hudson Valley fare
  • 15% discount at the gift shop or greenhouse garden shop
  • complimentary tea and cookies before departure
  • Mohonk souvenir for memories of your unforgettable day
Bus departs from the Grand Summit Hotel at 9:00 am and departs Mohonk Mountain House at 4:00 p.m.

Any questions, please contact our Office Manager, Doreen Schindler at d.schindler@reeves-reedarboretum.org or 908-273-8787 ext. 1010. 

For more information, please click here.

Save the Date!
Put the 'PUB' in Public Garden: 
Beer, Bourbon & Bacon
Friday, October 19 from 7 :00 pm to 9:00 pm

Put the date on your autumn calendar for our annual Oktoberfest with the addition of bourbon to the beverage menu!  More information and registration to follow.

Other News
Ground Force Volunteers
Most Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from  9:30 am to 11:30 am

Join us for our NEW Monday sessions, as well as Thursdays and Saturdays, to help the horticultural staff maintain and enhance the  beauty of our grounds and gardens!

For dates, details and registration, please click here.

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The Wild Horses of Sable Island

An extraordinary photographic journey captured by internationally acclaimed artist, photographer and environmentalist

Roberto Dutesco

On display at Wisner House through October 28.

Please click here for more information on this exhibit.

Save Thursday evening, September 27 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for a special talk by the artist Roberto Dutesco in Wisner House.


Santa Fe: through the lens of
Marilyn Pfaltz

 Photographs of eternally blue skies, beautiful multi-tone landscape palette and a colorful culture.

At the Hat Tavern
 in the Grand Summit Hotel

Artist reception on Wednesday, September 12
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The artist will donate 100% of art sales to
Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

Please click here for more information about this exhibit.


Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, New Jersey  07901





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