Picture book illustration by exhibiting artist, Giselle Potter

Click on program titles for more information and to register.

Registration is required unless otherwise noted.

Spring Tea Fashion Show


Thursday, May 25, 7:00 pm

Don't miss this special evening of tea and sustainable luxury fashion brought to you by ZB Couture and The Secret Tea Room.

Enjoy an enchanting tea service before the presentation and a meet and greet with designer Zahra Batool following the show. For details and to register, click here.

Adult Programs

THIS FRIDAY! Sound Healing: Crystal Singing Bowls

Friday, April 28, Friday, May 5, and Thursday, May 18, 6 - 7 pm

Join Tracy Hart for breathing exercises, guided meditation, and crystal singing bowls – all of which promote deep relaxation and healing of the mind and body.

DON'T MISS Powerful and Sustainable Gardening Practices

Saturday, May 6, 2 - 3:30 pm

Join RRA Lead Horticulturist Laura Gilkey to discuss gardening practices and designs that attract, protect, and support biodiversity. Bring your gardening gloves!

Free Saturday Garden Tours Return in May

Saturdays, May 6 - October 7, 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and begin at the Visitors Center. No reservations are required and tours are on a first-come, first-served basis for individuals who would like to learn about the season's highlights. No groups. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Block Printing Tea Towels with Artist Margaret Peot

Wednesday, May 10, 6 - 7:30 pm

In this workshop, you’ll learn the techniques of linocut printmaking. Taking inspiration from the Arboretum’s spring blooms, design and carve your own stamp, and leave with a gorgeous piece of functional art.


Friday, May 12, 1 - 7 pm (RRA Members Only)

Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14, 10 am - 3 pm (General Public)

This rain-or-shine plant sale features annuals and deer-resistant perennials, natives and non-invasive exotics, and pollinator favorites. To place a pre-sale order by May 6, click here.

Forest Bathing

Sundays, May 14 and June 11, 9:30 am - 12 pm

Spending time in nature is good for your mind, body, and spirit. Join Forest Bathing Guide Rich Collins on this slow meditative nature walk, immersing yourself in the Arboretum's surroundings while utilizing all of your senses.

JUST ADDED! Kayaking: Passaic River / Great Swamp Paddle

Sunday, June 4, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Led by an ACA (American Canoe Association) certified kayak instructor from Kayak East, this tour is rated “Easy” meaning no experience is necessary. Great for all nature lovers, families, and paddlers of any skill level. 

Trip to Andalusia: Historic House, Garden & Arboretum

Thursday, June 15, 8:15 am - 5:00 pm / Only 2 spots left!

Join us as we explore this hidden gem on the Delaware River in Bucks County, PA. This special property includes a historic mansion, formal gardens, and woodlands.

The Secret Tea Room

Cream Tea: Every Wednesday now through July 12

Afternoon Tea: 5/7, 5/14 (Mother's Day), 6/18, 7/16

Evening Teas: Mother's Day 5/11

FAMILY TEA TIME! Please note, families with children ages 6+ are welcome at the 2 pm seating on Sundays. Make family time extra special with Afternoon Tea!

Children & Family Programs

NEW! Imaginature: A Celebration with Summit Free Library

Saturday, May 6, 10 - 11 am and Monday, May 8, 4 - 5:30 pm

(families w/ children of all ages)

Celebrate our current art exhibit Imaginature with a reading of works illustrated by Giselle Potter and Margaret Peot at the Summit Free Library on Saturday, and a meet and greet with the illustrators at the Arboretum on Monday. Registration is required.


Oaks & Acorns - Wednesdays, 1 - 2 pm (children ages 3-5 w/an adult)

5/10 Opposum, 5/17 Porcupine

Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world will get a great start in this engaging weekly class featuring nature hikes, storytime, and art projects.

Arboretum Afternoons - Thursdays, 4 - 5 pm (children ages 5-8)

4/27 Tremendous Trees, 5/4 Mini Beasts, 5/11 Color & Light, 5/18 Creature Communication

Nature-themed stories, hikes, games, experiments, and one-of-a-kind art projects are all part of the fun in this after-school drop-off program.

MEMBERS ONLY Great American Backyard Campout

Friday, June 23, 6 pm - Saturday, June 24, 8 am

Pitch your tent, grab your sleeping bag, and settle in for a special evening on the grounds of the Arboretum. There will be live entertainment, night hikes, and of course, s'mores! This event will be held rain or shine. **Registration is required and will begin Wednesday, May 31 at 9 am.** You must be a Family-level member or above. Members can only sign up immediate family members.

Discovery Weekends is Back! (families with children ages 3+)

Saturdays & Sundays, 9 am - 3 pm; Now through May 21

Drop by the Stackhouse Education Center for this self-guided program. Grab an interactive activity guide and magnifying glass, and head out to see what wonders big and small await on the grounds of the Arboretum. 

Education Center Browsing Library is Open!

Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 2 pm; Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 3 pm

Join us after your hike to browse our books, color, or work on a puzzle. The library is open during the above-listed hours except during a program or private event.

Summer Camp

Time to Register!

We have a few openings left in Weeks 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10. Come join the fun!

June 26-30 - Fields of Wonder

July 10-14 - Wolf Pack

July 17-21 - Wild Adventures

August 7-11 - Crafty Kids

August 21-25 - Greatest Hits

Art Exhibition


IMAGINATURE: Children's Book Art

Now through May 14, 2023

Enjoy colorful illustrations, woodcuts, and paintings by award-winning children's book artists Margaret Peot and Giselle Potter.

The Wisner House Gallery is open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm unless closed for a private event. Please check gallery hours here before visiting.

**Celebrate these artists with readings at the Summit Library! See Family Programs above.**

Volunteer Opportunities

Registration is required for all volunteer opportunities. Click on the titles below for more information. For questions or to register, email Trish Cassin here.

Plant Sale Volunteers Needed!

Friday, May 12, Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14

Flexible shifts! Contact Trish.

Become a Garden Docent - Take Our Docent Tour! (adults)

Saturday, April 29, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Learn about our Garden Docent program by attending a free introductory garden tour. No experience is necessary and training will be provided. 

Summer Camp Jr. Counselors (ages 14+)

June 12 - August 25, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Ideal candidates are personable, energetic, reliable, and have an appreciation of nature and experience with children. Must be available for a minimum of 4 weeks during the summer camp weeks. (There is no camp the weeks of 6/26 and 7/3.)

Ground Force (ages 14+, 12-13 w/an adult)

Thursdays and Saturdays, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Please note volunteer sessions will shift to mornings beginning in May!

Join our staff outdoors to maintain and enhance the beauty of our grounds.

Woodland Restoration (ages 18+)

Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Help restore existing trails, plant native trees, remove invasives, and more!

Other News

SAVE THE DATE! ART in the Garden

Saturday, June 10, 7 - 11 pm

Join us for the garden party of the season as we salute this year's honorees, former board officers, and patrons, Jay Brinkerhoff, Pascal Lalonde, and Monica Richter! Cocktail Reception by David Ellis Events, Live Jazz Music, Silent & Live Auctions.

For sponsorships, tickets, and ads, click here!


Discount at Tea & Oranges!

We are excited to announce a partnership with Tea & Oranges in Downtown Summit in support of this year’s ART in the Garden event on June 10! Shop at this local women’s apparel & accessories boutique from April 1 to June 10 to get something special to wear for this year’s reception: mention ART in the Garden to receive 10% off your entire purchase. Want to shop online? Use discount code artingarden for 10% off your entire purchase, one use per customer.

The real fun (and donations) begin at ART in the Garden on June 10: tag @reevesreedarboretum and @shopteaandoranges on posts/stories from the event in your goodies from t&o. Tea & Oranges will donate $50 for each unique piece from t&o tagged at the event, whether it be apparel, jewelry, bags, shoes, or scarves. Get dressed up, snap some pics, post to Instagram - and have fun supporting ART in the Garden and a local business! 

Tea & Oranges, 316 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ, 908-287-5193, shopteaandoranges.com, @shopteaandoranges

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Nature can be healing for your mind, body, and soul.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue

Summit, NJ 07901

(908) 273-8787


Wisner House Hours: 

10 am to 4 pm Tuesday - Friday

Grounds Open:

9 am to 4 pm daily (Nov - March)

7 am to 7 pm daily (April - October)

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Programs and events at RRA are made possible, in part, by support from:

Lois Schneider Realtor; Bartlett Tree Experts; Infantini Landscaping; The Oldendorp Group; E.J. Grassmann Trust; Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Foundation; The Summit Foundation; Hyde & Watson Foundation; Union Foundation; Garden Clubs of America; Summit Garden Club; Junior League of Summit; NJ Historic Trust; Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust; Overlook Foundation; Investors Foundation; DEP/Green Acres Grant Program; Union County Board of County Commissioners, 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.