Winter Wonderland at Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Summer Camp

It's that time of year again! Our 2022 Summer Camp offerings are up on our website. Check out all the fun we have in store for this summer!

Registration for members begins February 15 at 9:00 am. Non-member registration opens March 1 at 9:00 am. Please be sure to check that your current membership has not expired.

You must be a Family-level member or above to receive the member discount. Class sizes are limited - consider becoming a member so you don't miss out!
Click here to become a member today.

Maple Sugaring Fest
Sunday, March 6, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a brisk winter afternoon learning the steps involved in turning tree sap into delicious maple syrup. The whole family will enjoy spending the day outdoors, hiking on our trails, and partaking in our Maple Sugaring Challenge.  Also enjoy some hot chocolate, maple vendors, and more. It’s going to be a sweet day!

We will have staggered entry times at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Please be sure you register for the correct time slot, as changing will be based on availability.

Member registration begins Monday, January 31 at 9:00 am. Non-member registration begins Monday, February 7 at 9:00 am.
Adult Programs
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Thursday, February 10, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Are you curious about the identities of some of your favorite trees at the Arboretum? Would you like to learn some simple strategies for identifying your most admired trees here and at home? Join our Curatorial Director of Horticulture John Beirne for a special walkabout through the Arboretum grounds and become acquainted with many of our notable and beautiful specimen and woodland trees. John will introduce important aspects of plant taxonomy and familiarize participants with the correct protocols to properly identify trees growing at the Arboretum and the local area.
Thursday, February 17, 7:00 pm (Virtual)

As it is easy to attract up to 32 different species of native birds to a backyard, bird feeding will provide hours of entertainment for everyone in the family. Not only will you learn how to use bird food, feeders, water and shelter to attract the widest variety of birds, but you will learn to identify the common and not so common birds that may visit your feeder. 
Louis Bauer: Nature into Art, The Gardens of Wave Hill
Thursday, February 24, 6:30 - 7:45 pm (Virtual & Onsite)

As we launch our Notable Garden Speaker series for 2022, the Arboretum is pleased to welcome the recently retired Director of Horticulture of Wave Hill, Louis Bauer.

Join us for an evening with Louis Bauer as he regales us with stories drawn from his double tenures and ultimately at the horticultural helm of this world-renowned public garden. We’re certain that his presentation will inspire a visit to Wave Hill and inspire your own garden! Light refreshments will be served onsite.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is delighted to partner with 'The Secret Tea Room' to offer these charming and delectable experiences! Please click here for a full listing on our website.

Cream Tea (Tea, Scones & Sandwiches):
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
January 19, February 2 and 23, March 9 and 23

Coffee and Croissants:
Fridays, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
January 21, February 4 and 25, March 11 and 25

Tea on the Terrace:
Sundays, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 - 3:30 pm
February 27, March 27
Friday, January 28, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Welcome to the Wisner House Coffee Club! Join us for 5 upcoming coffee workshops featuring brewing, sensory and roasting skills, as well as fascinating information about green coffee and bean origins. You’ll have fun, meet other coffee fans, and learn a lot. Register for one or all! Each workshop is independent of the others.

Our first workshop is Taste Sensation. We’ll explore the science of taste and learn how to spot famous coffee notes – like chocolate, fruit, and nuts. You’ll get practical experience making a French Press the right way and find out why lovers of coffee praise this brewing method.
Children & Family Programs
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Masks are mandatory and registration is required unless otherwise noted.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
"Thank you to our Essential Workers"

Thank you to everyone who came to pick up Valentine materials yesterday at our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. If you weren't able to come by to pick up supplies but would still like to make a valentine for essential workers in Summit, please feel free to make them with your own materials at home. Return all cards to the Arboretum any time before February 10 to the container outside the Stackhouse Education Center. Thank you!
Registration is now open!

Homeschool Happenings (ages 6-10)
Classes will be held every other Tuesday in winter beginning Tuesday, January 25 from 10:00 - 11:00 am. Our first class is "Migration".

Classes will be held every other Wednesday in winter. Our next available class is "Hibernation," Wednesday, February 9 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.

Classes will be held every other Thursday in winter beginning Thursday, January 27 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Our first class is "Arctic Animals".
Wednesday, January 26, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

On a chilly day, it's normal to crave foods which will warm us up and make us feel good from the inside out. Comfort foods are the perfect remedy. Come and learn how to make some!
Tuesday, February 1, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Come celebrate the Chinese New Year at this drop-off program as we create crafts and enjoy stories commemorating the Year of the Tiger!
Saturday, February 26, 9:30 - 11:00 am

If you like building things and finding out how things grow, this interactive, hands-on garden DIY program is for you. You’ll learn how to start plants from seeds and discover the interesting things in bloom in our Roehm Greenhouse.
Art Exhibit
February 1 - May 8, 2022

The Wisner House Gallery re-opens this February with our latest show, NATURE: In and Out of Focus featuring an exhibition celebrating nature in fine detail and in the abstract. Bright bold colors will provide a warm escape in the gallery during winter months featuring works by artists Leonard McDonald and Tracey Luckner.

All art is for sale, and the artists will generously donate 30% of all purchases to Reeves-Reed Arboretum. For more about the exhibit click here.
Volunteer Opportunities

Join our horticulture staff working outdoors in the spring, fall, summer and now winter, to maintain and enhance the beauty of our gardens and grounds. Weather permitting and keeping in mind current COVID guidelines, join the Horticulture Department outdoors or in the greenhouse. Registration is required in case of cancellations. Tasks may include greenhouse maintenance, cutting down last year's perennials in the daffodil bowl, snow removal, as well as removing weather-related damage.

Please click here to register, or email Volunteer Coordinator, Trish Cassin, at
Other News

No, really! Come take a hike with our Environmental Educator, Linda Price, and see the winter wonders of the Arboretum in person, or by reading her latest blog post here.
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Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-8787
Wisner House Open: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday - Friday
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; 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; Ciel Power LLC; NJ Historic Trust; Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust; 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. 

Special thanks to our media partners including TAPInto, Summit Living, Macaroni Kid, Patch, and Renna Media.

Signature membership activities for 2021 are underwritten with generous support from Investors Bank.