Duckhorn Vineyards, our featured vintner at Put the 'PUB'  in Public Garden
In This Issue
Put the 'PUB' in Public Gardens
Last Call! California Dreaming...A Wine Tasting
Friday, April 26 from 7 :00 pm to 9:30 pm

Few pairings in the culinary world are more decadent than wine and cheese. Join us at our spring Put the 'PUB' in Public Garden event, for an exploration of this delicious kinship between Duckhorn Vineyards and a curated selection of California cheeses.

Taken on their own, these wines will please even the most discerning of palates, yet wine and cheese complement each other perfectly. They are natural partners that give you the chance to discover their subtle and sublime harmonies - bringing out the best in both.

The Duckhorn Portfolio helped set the standard for American fine wine for more than four decades. Founded with the launch of Duckhorn Vineyards in 1976, the Duckhorn portfolio has evolved to include 8 wineries, each with its own dedicated winemaker and focused winegrowing program from which to make terroir-driven wines yielding "a sumptuous hedonistic expression of the grape." A featured selection for this special tasting will be the award-winning Decoy 2018 Rosé, specifically harvested to preserve the wine's beautiful aromatics, pure fruit flavors and crisp mouthfeel - a perfect garden party selection!

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ART in the Garden

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Children's Programs
Oaks and Acorns
(for children ages 3 to 5 with an adult)
Wednesdays 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! This week's Oaks and Acorns is about the SLOTH! Registration is required.

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Nocturnal Neighbors: Porcupines!
(for families with children ages 5 and up)
Friday, May 3 from 7 :00 pm to 8:30 pm

This year, we will explore beyond the gates of the Arboretum and learn about some of the nocturnal animals that live both near and far. Each Nocturnal Neighbors will focus on a different animal and includes a hike, fun activities, and...a story with s'mores by the campfire. Registration is required; be sure to reserve your spot early since this program fills up fast!

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Let's Get Growing for Kids: 
Pollinator Power
(for children ages 5 to 10)
Saturday, May 4 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Ever wonder which flowers attract the most butterflies, buzzing bumblebees and colorful ladybugs to your garden? Let's discover which flowers pack a powerful and tasty treat for our pollinator friends and plant a few to take home.  Registration is required.

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The Nature of Birds: Beautiful Birds
(for ages 8 and up)
Saturday, May 4 from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
(participants sign up for half hour sessions)

Our collaboration with The Morris County School of Glass continues with a program on Birds! The sounds of Spring are finally here and you can capture the moment in glass at MCSOG. Sculpt a beautiful colorful bird out of glass and connect to nature. Your little glass bird will be a reminder that Spring always comes!

After the glass cools overnight, pick it up at RRA any Saturday in May from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and learn about the many incredible birds that call the Arboretum home. Each week you will learn about a new bird through experiments, stories, games and crafts.

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Woodland Fairy Houses
(for children ages 6 to 10)
Monday, May 20 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the magic of fairies at this special workshop! Children will use their imagination to create an enchanted woodland scene with fairy houses and whimsical woodland animals. This will be a project they will truly treasure! Space is limited and registration is required.

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Discovery Saturdays
Most Saturdays from 9 :00 am to 1:00 pm

Our weekly drop-in program focuses this week on New Jersey's State Tree! 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!

Adult Programs  
A Garden Timetable
(for adults)
Wednesday, May 8 from 1 :30 pm to 3:00 pm

Take a week by week look at what you should be doing now to grow a successful edible garden all season long. Some topics we will explore include succession planting, crop rotation, and companion planting. This class will meet in the Wisner House Library Lounge. Registration is required. 

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Mother's Day Tea
Sunday, May 12 at 1:00  pm

Treat your mother, grandmother, or special person in your life to an elegant afternoon of high tea at the Arboretum!  The luncheon will feature a multi-course sampling of scrumptious scones, tantalizing tea sandwiches, and delectable desserts, all artfully prepared by David Ellis Events.  After tea, take a self-guided stroll about the spring gardens.

Registration is required.  Please click here to register.

Summer Camp Registration
RRA Summer Camps: 
Registration is Underway!

Registration is going on and camps have already filled up, so don't wait to register!

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

Other News

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Spring and Summer Garden Tours for Groups

What brings you to the garden? A love of plants? Hearing about the historic landscape? Spending time with family and friends? Then, one of the Arboretum's Garden Tours will be perfect for you.  We have a Horticulture & History Tour, filled with fun facts about seasonal blooms, heirloom trees and RRA's fascinating past. There's also the extraordinary Day at Two Gardens Tour, where you enjoy a morning tour at RRA, stop for lunch at a local restaurant (some offer discounts to RRA tours!), and then proceed to the beautiful Greenwood Gardens. We can also tailor our tours to reflect the interests of your book club, school, scout or corporate group. For more information or to register, please contact Trish Cassin, at


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Close-Ups: The Secret Life of Flowers

Photographs by John Koeniger

On display in Wisner House through May 12.

Artist reception on Saturday, May 11 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.


Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, New Jersey  07901



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