Frost Flowers on the RRA Driveway (February 2019)
In This Issue
Maple Sugaring Fest
Save the Date!  Maple Sugaring Fest!
Sunday, February 24 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Enjoy a brisk winter afternoon learning the steps involved in turning tree sap into delicious maple syrup. There will be tapping and cooking demonstrations, guided hikes, and taste tests, all at this outdoor family-friendly festival!

Registration is not required.

Philadelphia Flower Show 
Philadelphia Flower Show
Thursday, March 7

Flower Power! The 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show will pay tribute to the enormous impact of flowers on our lives. Across 10 acres of the Show floor, the world's leading floral and garden designers will explore how flowers convey a wide range of emotions and messages in a universal language that transcends cultures and borders. Stunning landscapes, imaginative gardens, and breathtaking floral displays will interpret flowers' power to inspire, decorate, style and enrich our lives. Through imaginative exhibits, guests will see ideas like community, healing, peace, transformation, and hope brought to life in surprising, vibrant ways. Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Summer Camp Registration
RRA Summer Camps: 
Member Registration is Underway!

Please click here to see all we have to offer, and start planning for a spectacular summer at the Arboretum! 

Non-Member registration begins March 1.

Please email Director of Education, Jackie Kondel, at with any questions.

Children's Programs  
Winter Tales: Sea Otter
(for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult)
Wednesday, February 20 from 1 :00 pm to 2:00 pm

Explore the world of endangered species! This week's program focuses on the Sea Otter! Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Kids Can Cook: Cooking with Love!
(for children ages 4 and up with an adult)
Wednesday, February 20 from 4 :00 to 5:30 pm

Chilly winter days and nights call for food that warms you up from the inside out. Grab your favorite adult and join us at the Arboretum, and together we'll prepare classic comfort foods with a twist.  Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Discovery Saturdays Return!
Most Saturdays beginning March 2
9 :00 am to 1:00 pm

Our weekly drop-in program, Discovery Saturdays, returns with a focus on flowers. Drop by the Stackhouse Education Center for a hands-on exploration of nature! Please click here for more information and a listing of our upcoming topics.

Discovery Saturdays is free for RRA Members!

Nature of Glass - Spring Flowers
(for children ages 8 and up)
Saturday, March 2 from 10 :00 am to 5:00 pm
(participants sign up for a half hour session)

Our collaboration with The Morris County School of Glass continues with a program on Spring Flowers! Celebrate spring by creating a one-of-a-kind flower whose beauty never fades! Explore glassmaking by playing with 2,100 degree molten glass and let your creativity blossom as you learn how to sculpt hot glass into a one-of-a-kind flower!

After the glass cools overnight, pick it up at Reeves-Reed Arboretum any Saturday in March from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and learn about the beautiful flowers blossoming in the gardens as part of RRA's weekly Discovery Saturdays program. Registration is required.

Please click here for more information and to register.

Adult Programs  
Balancing Better
(for all women)
Wednesday, March 6 from 7 :30 pm to 9:00 pm

Every moment is spoken for and overflowing. You feel out of balance, as if your time is not your own. You're doing it all, but you know it could be better. In this workshop, you'll get some very clear steps on how to make decisions that serve you! Bring your to-do list, daily schedule and list of things you "should" be doing as we help you craft your personal Yes-Steps.

Registration is required.  Please click here to register.

Make More Plants: Propagation for Beginners
Wednesday, March 13 from 1 :30 pm to 3:00 pm

Get ready to end winter in this hands-on workshop where you will learn about the many ways that plants can be reproduced, with a focus on asexual (vegetative) propagation. At the end of the class, you will be taking part of the Arboretum home with you!

Creating new plants is a fun and meaningful way to connect friends and family for generations to come. This class will meet in the Louise Muncie Roehm Greenhouse. Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Other News


Dear Friends,

Our Sounds of a Summer Night series is approaching its 7th anniversary this season!  Each summer we bring together great, talented performers - like our perennial partners, NEW JERSEY DANCE THEATRE ENSEMBLE with INKUBATE, and fantastic groups like WELL STRUNG - with audiences from near and far, to experience Reeves-Reed Arboretum in a new, magical, and fantastic way.  Today, we are offering a naming opportunity to a neighbor, a local business or company, or to an organization, to take ownership of this glorious evening of music under the stars.  For information about underwriting and naming Sounds of a Summer Night, please call me at 908-273-8787 x 1717.  Let the magic continue!

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Close-Ups: The Secret Life of Flowers

Photographs by John Koeniger

On display in Wisner House beginning February 24 through May 12.


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