Timmy and his mom with their handcrafted terrariums,
created at the Morris County School of Glass and Reeves-Reed Arboretum
In This Issue
Letter from the Executive Director
Grow Forth and Prosper!

Dear Friends,

While education is a key mission of RRA, so many people assume that such activities are just meant for kids. Well, let me put aside those misconceptions and briefly talk about upcoming opportunities that are exciting, enjoyable and fun for us adults as well:
  • Ever wonder about the sex life of plants? Intimate herbaceous secrets will be revealed at the upcoming workshop, Propagation for Beginners: Making More Plants on Wednesday, March 13.
  • A novice, like me, at gardening? Then Basic Gardening 101 on Wednesday, March 27 is for us!
  • Did you know that one of the most significant landscape architects of America was hired to create garden rooms here at Reeves-Reed Arboretum? Did you know that she was a woman? Having been abandoned by her husband, she went on to be recognized as a driving force in both gardening and women's rights, having created a landscape firm that, in a male-dominated field, only hired women. Come learn more at Private Spaces, Public Gardens: The Life & Work of Ellen Biddle Shipman on Wednesday, March 27.
  • California Dreaming! Need a drink/break? Why not come to the next installment of our Put the PUB in Public Gardens on Friday, April 26? Rumor has it we'll be sampling the wines of California...details to follow.
So, have I piqued your interest? This is just a sample of what's in store over the next month or two. Keep checking in for updates!

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Adult Programs  
Propagation for Beginners: 
Make More Plants
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.

Basic Gardening 101
Wednesday, March 27 from 10 :00 to 11:00 am

Cultivate your very own beautiful and productive garden in less space, with less time, and less work. This workshop will include an informative presentation, and a hands-on, takeaway gardening activity. Union County Master Gardeners can receive Continuing Education Credits (CEU) for this course, as well as member pricing. Registration is required. 

Please click here to register.

Private Spaces, Public Gardens: The Life & Work of Ellen Biddle Shipman
Wednesday, March 27 from 7 :30 pm to 9:00 pm

To mark Women's History Month, RRA's Director of Horticulture, Marc Montefusco, will explore the life of Ellen Biddle Shipman as an intersection between the great artistic trends of American culture and the history of the Arboretum. Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

Summer Camp Registration
RRA Summer Camps: 
Registration is Underway!

Registration is going on and camps are filling up, so don't wait to register!

Please click here for a complete listing of our summer camp options. 

Children's Programs  
Discovery Saturdays
Most Saturdays from  9 :00 am to 1:00 pm

Our weekly drop-in program focuses this week on the CROCUS! 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!

Oaks and Acorns Returns!
(for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult)
Wednesdays beginning March 13 from 1 :00 pm to 2:00 pm

Wonder, respect, and love for the natural world start early in this engaging weekly class.  Take nature walks, tell stories, and create a one-of-a-kind art project every week.  This shared nature experience is one you both will treasure! The March 13 Oaks and Acorns is about the Leprechaun Garden! Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

The Upside-Down Gardener
(for families with children ages 4 and up)
Saturday, March 16 from 10 :00 to 11:30 am

Bring the family and spend a memorable morning at Reeves-Reed Arboretum with author Chrysa Smith, who will join us for a lively reading of her book "The Upside-Down Gardener". Children will then craft a take-home seed project for their very own garden. Join us after the reading and craft for a book signing and light refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and the author will personalize each copy sold. Registration is required.

Please click here to register.

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