Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
(908) 273-8787

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This serene haven offers a wealth of beauty and educational opportunity to individuals, families, and groups. Trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are conserved and identified in their natural settings amidst natural woodlands, meadow, and glacial features.

As an Educational Center, the Arboretum plans lectures, workshops, and field trips based on gardening, horticulture, plant identification, environmental issues, and the arts for individuals and families. Here visitors can learn how to plant beautiful gardens of their own.

Looking for a great place to celebrate a birthday? Look no further. Reeves-Reed offers a variety of nature-themed party packsages for kids 4 and older.

For those engaged in the serious study of horticulture, the Arboretum provides numerous native trees that are typical of an eastern deciduous forest. Two distinct habitats are represented: low wetlands, and dry uplands.

A botanical library provides references on a wide range of subjects. Of geological interest are the contours of the property including kettles, or depressions, caused 10,000 years ago as the Wisconsin glacier retreated.

In Hands to Nature classes, School Groups use the Arboretum as an outdoor laboratory. Beginning in a newly completed education center, classes are divided into smaller groups led by trained docents for an outdoor tour and lesson. Children observe and explore the interrelated worlds of plants, trees, rocks, minerals, insects, and human habitation.

Volunteer docents also provide guidance in the Discovery Center, where hands-on natural science exhibits are featured.

Hours: Grounds, daily from dawn to dusk. Wisner House and Greenhouse open to public Tuesday - Friday, 9am - 5pm and Saturday, 9am - 1pm. Carriage House Discovery Center open to familes every Saturday between 9am and 1pm, November through March.

Admission: FREE admission to Grounds. Nonmember suggested donation: $5.00. School programs cost $125 - $150 per class of 20 students. Call to confirm costs.

Group Reservations: At least 1 week in advance.

Lunch: Nearby restaurants.

Handicapped Access: Not accessible.

Directions: I-95 (NJ Tpke.) South to exit 14. I-78 west to exit 48. Bear right from exit (away from Clinton) to Rt. 24 west to Hobart Ave. Left from exit. Pass over highway and proceed up hill to entrance on left. About an hour from the George Washington Bridge.

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