No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. — Hal Borland

Summer Camp Registration begins this week!

It's time to register for summer camp!

Member registration begins Thursday, February 15 at 9 am; Non-member registration begins Thursday, February 29 at 9 am. Click here for program details.

PLEASE NOTE: Make sure your membership is current to register! You must be a family-level member or above to receive the member discount and the benefit of registering early. Please also be sure to double-check the age and grade level of the camp before registering. Thank you. We are looking forward to a sensational summer!

Maple Sugaring Fest - Sunday, March 3


Sunday, March 3, 1 - 4 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 our trails, and partaking in our Maple Sugaring Challenge activities. There will be tapping and cooking demonstrations, taste tests, a story trail, hot cocoa, maple vendors, and more. It’s going to be a sweet day! Click here to register.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Title Sponsor: Price Group / Compass Realty

Silver Sponsor: John Hyatt Clothing

Bronze Sponsor: Fisk Foto

Click on program titles for more information and to register.

Registration is required unless otherwise noted.

Adult Programs

The Secret Tea Room

Cream Tea, Wednesdays March 6, 13 (Communi-Tea Table); Every Wed beginning April 3

Afternoon Tea, Sunday, March 10 and April 21

Enjoy an enchanting tea service with brewed-to-perfection teas and fusions, scrumptious scones, delectable tea sandwiches, and more. Join the COMMUNI-TEA TABLE on March 13 at the 11:30 am and 12 pm seatings where we will be setting one large community table so guests can mingle with old friends and make some new ones. We hope you will give it a try! The 1 pm seating will be regular reservation seating.

Savor the Moment: A Mindfulness Tea Experience - NEW!

Thursday, March 7, 10:30 am and 12:30 pm

During this workshop you will be guided to bring the experience of the sip into full awareness, to develop a deeper appreciation for tea as you learn some of its amazing benefits, and to experience a sense of calm and harmony in the process.

Philadelphia Flower Show Trip - 1 SPOT LEFT!

Thursday, March 7, 8:15 am - 4:30 pm / Deadline to register is February 16

Join us on our annual spring trip to the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event featuring stunning displays by the world’s premier floral, garden, and landscape designers. This year's theme is UNITED by Flowers.

Perfect Pairings: A Wine & Chocolate Tasting - NEW!

Friday, March 8, 7 - 9 pm

Enjoy a journey of the senses as we taste delicious wines each thoughtfully paired with distinct signature chocolates.

Forest Bathing Mini-Retreats

Sundays, March 10 and April 7, 9:30 am - 12 pm

Enjoy spiritually and emotionally enriching meditative walks in nature on the beautiful grounds of the Arboretum. Led by Certified Nature & Therapy Guide, Rich Collins.

Early Spring Garden Walkabout - JUST ADDED!

Thursday, March 14, 1 - 2:30 pm

John Beirne, Curatorial Director of Horticulture, will guide us on a walkabout throughout the gardens and woodland to peek at the many plants, trees, and shrubs that have begun stirring in preparation for the season of rebirth.

Nature Ephemeral - Meet the Artist!

Saturday, March 16, 2 - 3:30 pm

Come meet our exhibiting artist, Susan Richman! Learn about her art and photography processes and explore the new exhibit. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested, but not required.

Square Foot Gardening: Learn the Basics - JUST ADDED!

Virtual Class, Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Tune in from the comfort of your home to learn a simple and efficient method of gardening that will have you growing all the fresh vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers you want, with less effort and with the most efficient use of space and time!

Notable Garden Speaker: Lindsey Taylor, Author of "Art in Flower"

Recently featured in Better Homes & Gardens Magazine

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, April 11, 6:30 pm

Goat Yoga is back!

Saturday, April 20, 10 am and 11 am

Enjoy a morning yoga class in our garden and experience what goat yoga is all about! This joyful class will help you clear your mind, relax, and have fun with some loveable goats.

Spring Awakening - NEW!

Sunday, April 21, 2 - 4 pm

Led by Reiki Master/Meditation Teacher Lisa Batitto, owner of Enlightened Path Healing, this 2-hour workshop offers a guided lower chakra meditation with ecstatic breathwork, a Reiki healing circle with intuitive sharing, and more.

Seasonal Floral Workshop: Ode to Spring - NEW!

Thursday, April 25 and May 23, 11 am - 1 pm

Invite the season into your home by creating a joyful spring bouquet using fragrant florals! Led by Daica Skrobala, owner and floral designer of Polycarp Flowers.

Children & Family Programs

Winter Session / Recurring Programs

These fun and educational nature programs feature different engaging topics each week including Winter Birds, Maple Sugaring, Nature Art, and more.

Homeschool Adventures - Thursdays, 10 - 11:30 am (ages 5-12)

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

Little Wonders and Oaks & Acorns are sold out.

Spring Session / Recurring Programs

Member registration opens today for our Spring programs: Little Wonders, Oaks and Acorns, and Arboretum Afternoons. Non-member registration will open on February 20.

RRA Hooray! Morning Adventures (ages 5-10) - NEW!

Tuesday, February 20, 9 am - 12 pm

In celebration of President's Day, we are offering a fun filled morning of games, crafts, hikes, and other amazing Arboretum activities!

Let's Get Growing: In the Greenhouse (ages 5-10)

Saturday, February 24, 9:30 - 11:30 am

In this hands-on garden DIY program, learn how to start plants from seeds and discover the interesting things in bloom in our Roehm Greenhouse.

Spring Break Mini-Camps (ages 5-10) - JUST ADDED!

March 25 - 9 am - 12 pm / Smile, Crocodile!

March 26 - 9 am - 12 pm / Explore, Discover, Create!

March 27 - 9 am - 12 pm / Exploring Bees; 1 - 4 pm / Let's Dance with BOLD Arts

March 28 - 9 am - 12 pm / Critters and Colors; 1 - 4 pm / Let's Dance with BOLD Arts

Lunch Buddies is also available from 12 - 1 pm for campers who want to bring lunch and stay for an additional hour of food, fun and friends! Click here for all the Spring Break Camp details!

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.

Education Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who have a background in education, or just enjoy nature and working with children! Assistance is needed with the following programs: Hands to Nature, Kids Can Cook, Arboretum Afternoons, Little Wonders, Homeschool Adventures.

Corporate Volunteer Days!

Book your team's volunteer day in our gardens, trails, and woodlands. Projects run Wednesday - Friday, March - May and September - October. Click here for details.

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

Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:30 pm and Saturdays, 2 - 4 pm

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

Woodland Restoration (ages 14+, 12-13 w/an adult)

Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

New Art Exhibit


Embark on a journey through fleeting moments of natural beauty with Susan Richman's captivating photographs. This exhibition offers a mesmerizing glimpse into the transient allure of nature's fleeting wonders.

The exhibit will be on view February 7 – May 12. All works are for sale and the artist will donate 30% to the Arboretum. The Wisner House Gallery will be open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm, except when closed for private events.

An artist’s reception will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2 - 3:30 pm. Come meet Susan at this free event. Please click here to register. 

Other News


Read our latest blog post from our Environmental Educators about "A Day of Service." Enjoy lots of photos too! Click here.


As we usher in our 50th year as a public arboretum we are celebrating with new swag that includes mugs, tote bags, caps, and more, as well as our fundraising 50/50 Raffle! All items are for sale at upcoming programs and events, and during Wisner House hours, Tuesday-Sunday, 10am - 4pm. Questions? Give us a call at 908-273-8787, x1010.


Daffodil Day - Sunday, April 14

Arbor Day Celebration - Friday, April 26

Plant Sale - Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 12

50th Anniversary Summit Garden Tour - Thursday, May 30

ART in the Garden 50th Anniversary Gala - Saturday, June 8

The Arboretum is looking for CORPORATE PARTNERS!

Corporate Sponsorship is a fantastic way to showcase your brand and show your support for the Arboretum. Opportunities are available at nearly every level. For more information contact Patty Butler at (908) 273-8787, x1414 or

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

(908) 273-8787

Wisner House Hours: 

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum programs and events in 2023 were made possible, in part, by support from:

Grants / E.J. Grassmann Trust; Garden Clubs of America; Hyde & Watson Foundation; Investors Foundation; Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Foundation; NJ Historic Trust; Overlook Foundation; The Summit Foundation; Summit Garden Club; 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 Union Foundation

Corporate/Business Sponsors / Bartlett Tree Experts; Barth’s Market; Bassett Associates; Beacon Hill Club; Cambridge Wines; Chubb; Creative Digital Solutions; Douglas Volkswagen + Infiniti; David Ellis Events; The Farm at Green Village; Fisk Foto; Fountainhead Advisors; Great Swamp Nursery; The Gypset; Hadley Peterson Landscaping & Design; Infantini Landscaping; JAM Graphics; James M. Wood, CPA; Java’s Compost; Jennifer Hinger Photography; Kayak East; Leaf + Line; Lees Peck Group/Prominent Properties; Lois Schneider Realtor; Mobility Elevator & Lift Co.; Natale's Bakery; Nexgen Sources; The Oldendorp Group; Peapack Private Wealth Management; Peerless Beverage Co.; PSE&G; Polestar; Rosen Kelly Conway Architecture & Design; Seasons Floral Design; Shoprite; The Secret Tea Room; Silver Lining Jewelry; Sonja Gamgort Design, LLC; Tea & Oranges; Totes Goats, LLC; Zita’s Homemade Ice Cream