Don't let the snow deter you - we're still open! Bundle up and come for a hike!
Grounds open to the public daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please practice social distancing
Maple Sugaring Fest
Sunday, February 28, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

This event is SOLD OUT! If you are registered, we look forward to seeing you this Sunday! Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. Please be sure you know which entry time you are registered for, and do not arrive before that time.

The rain date for this event is March 7. In the event that Maple Sugaring Fest is rescheduled, we will put a notice on our website no later than 9:00 am on February 28. 
Summer Camp

It's that time of the year again! Our 2021 Summer Camp offerings are up on our website. Check out all the fun we have in store for you this year! Member registration begins March 1. Non-member registration begins March 15.

Class sizes are limited - consider becoming a member so you don't miss out! Click here to become a member today.
Adult Education
Please click on the titles for more information and to register
Wednesday, March 10, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
(for adults)

Want abundant blooms and healthier plants? Join Deputy Director of Horticulture Julieanne Frascinella (via Zoom) as she demystifies the principles of pruning and demonstrates proper pruning techniques for boxwoods, roses, hydrangeas and more.

Union County Master Gardeners will receive one hour continuing education unit (CEU) for this program and are eligible to receive the member rate. Please call (908) 273-8787 x1920 to register.
Wednesday, March 24, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
(for adults)

Learn a simple and efficient method of gardening which will have you growing all the fresh vegetables, herbs and edible flowers you want with less effort and the most efficient use of space and time.

Union County Master Gardeners will receive one hour continuing education unit (CEU) for this program and are eligible to receive the member rate. Please call (908) 273-8787 x1920 to register.
Plant Sale Pre-Order
This year, for the first time, we are offering curated Perennial Garden Collections for pre-order in 7 categories. The deadline to pre-order is Friday, April 23. Order soon as supplies are limited!

Orders can be picked up at the in-person plant sale on May 7, 8, and 9. Please click here for more information.
Children's Education
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Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 23 - May 20,
10:00 - 11:30 am
(for children ages 6-10)

Calling all homeschoolers! Join us for our spring semester of environmental science classes. Learn through experience as we take in the beauty of nature while exploring the grounds of the Arboretum! Each week focuses on a different topic (Tuesday's lesson is repeated on Thursday).
Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 23 - May 20,
4:00 - 5:00 pm
(for children ages 5-8)

As a respite to a long school day, join our Environmental Educators for interesting and fun topics in these engaging weekly classes. Drop off your children to take a nature hike, read stories, and create a one-of-a-kind project every week. These are wonderful natural experiences where children can spend time outdoors. Register early since space is limited. (Tuesday's lesson is repeated on Thursday).
Spring Break Mini-Camps
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
(for children ages 5-10)

Join us outside for a much-needed break from virtual schooling! With new topics and activities each day, you can sign up for one camp or all of them! Register early, as class sizes are limited. Click on the titles below for more information.

Garden Palooza: Tuesday, March 30
Copy Cats: Wednesday, March 31
Predator and Prey: Thursday, April 1
Volunteer Opportunities
Love Working with Children? Volunteer Today!

We are looking for volunteers who love working with children, either in the kitchen or in the garden…..or both!

At the Arboretum, we are offering exciting, educational classes to young children who enjoy cooking (Kids Can Cook), as well as those interested in gardening (Let’s Get Growing). We need a few volunteers to help our Educators during these fun classes.

Upcoming dates include:
  • Let’s Get Growing on March 20. The class runs from 9:30 - 11:00 am and takes place outside or in our new tented classroom. 
  • Kids Can Cook on March 10 and 31. The class runs from 4:00 - 5:30 pm and takes place in the Wisner House, following strict safety guidelines. Some of these classes will also be Zoom classes.

If you would like to volunteer to assist with any of these classes, or you have any questions, email or call 908-273-8787 x1616.

Join the Horticulture Department as they continue their winter “housekeeping” both indoors and out! Sessions will be held Saturdays and Mondays from 2:00 pm through 4:00 pm.

Tasks may include cutting down the Daffodil Bowl, organizing the barn, planting daffodil bulbs, tool maintenance, snow-removal, raking leaves, and pruning of shrubs and roses.

To register, go to or email Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin, at

Please note: For your safety, all tools and gloves are washed and sanitized, and masks are required. You are also free to bring your own gloves and tools.
Other News

Be sure to check out this week’s new menu at
And don’t forget to mention you are a friend of Reeves-Reed Arboretum when ordering! The deadline to order from this week's menu is Tuesday at 2:00 pm.
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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; 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; 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 2021 are underwritten with generous support from Investors Bank.