From the Director

Dear Friends,

Spring's finally here. You can tell by the profusion of spring flowers all around town, and especially the gorgeous display of daffodils many of you recently enjoyed here at Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Daffodil Day, our spring celebration, was an enormous success. More than 800 people attended, from many surrounding communities. What a joy it was to chat with you as you came through the gates with your families, eagerly anticipating the beauty and fun in store that day.

Daffodil Day also gave many of you the opportunity to meet some of our devoted trustees who were on hand to conduct a survey as to what brings you to the Arboretum. Your feedback is very meaningful to us – your input helps make our programs stronger, our service to you more comprehensive, and highlights a shared commitment and understanding that Reeves-Reed Arboretum is very much a community treasure. Thank you for your thoughtful responses (see the "word tree" below).

Now we're gearing up for our biggest fundraiser of the year, ART in the Garden. This year's gala promises to surpass all expectations and again, we thank you for your participation. If you haven't already purchased tickets to ART in the Garden, there's still time. Just click on the ART in the Garden link below, or call the office. ART in the Garden launches our annual art installation on the grounds and in the Wisner House Gallery, as well as our summer season of concerts in the garden. This year the exhibit – EART – WIND – FIRE – showcases the talents of three wonderful artists, and the concerts will feature an international theme. The gala gives us the opportunity to honor some very special people from the community whose generosity and support deserves our recognition– Kevin Cummings, CEO and President of Investors Bank, and Tracy and Nick McKee. So, come join the festivities at ART in the Garden, June 7.

See you in the garden.

Cheers,