DAFFODIL ALERT! The early bloomers are blossoming now. Due to a variety of daffodils in the glacial bowl, the daffodils will be blooming now through mid-April.


Where nature meets history

Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches its visitors so that they become better stewards of nature and the environment. This mission is achieved through the care and utilization of an historic estate and gardens. Photo courtesy of Stephen Harris, sph-photo.com.

Letter from the Director

Dear Friends,

After a relatively quiet January, things seem to be picking up with the turn of the calendar page. Our winter children’s programs kick off this week, we’ll be hanging a new art exhibit. Imaginature, in the Wisner House, and the aroma of baking scones will once again fill the house with the return of the Secret Tea Room.  Be sure to check the website for a complete listing of all the programs we have to offer, you don’t want to miss out on the fun.

Until next time,



Past Letters from the Director

Board of Trustees

  • Melissa Spurr - President
  • Jaime Levine - Vice President
  • Scott Silver - Treasurer
  • Elizabeth Keil - Secretary
  • Jackie Kondel - Executive Director
  • Mandana Arvandi
  • Sonja Shaffer Gamgort
  • Laura Hughes
  • Grier Hynes
  • Sherry Kerrigan
  • Lori Leiter
  • Todd Lenart
  • Sarah Munroe
  • B. David Naidu
  • Zander Oldendorp
  • Mary Parker
  • Donna Goggin Patel
  • Hadley Peterson
  • Stacie Powers
  • Kristin Shea
  • Lydia Schulz
  • Amy Tezel
  • Tom Ucko
  • Toby Wesson

Trustee Emeriti

  • Mrs. J. Kent Blair
  • Ms. Suzanne David
  • Mr. Robert F. Ehinger
  • Ms. Ann Thoke Espy
  • Mr. Andrew Gottesman
  • Ms. Victoria Perla Guagliardo
  • Mr. Scott Hayward
  • Mrs. John H. Huneke
  • Mr. Robert Keller
  • Mr. Pascal Lalonde
  • Mrs. Robert A. Malin
  • Mr. Cameron McClearn
  • Mrs. Patty Olsen
  • Mrs. A.T. Quantz
  • Mr. Charles Reed, Jr.
  • Mrs. Joseph Reed
  • Mr. George K. Ross
  • Mr. Tom Ucko


Financial Reports

Sources of Income

    2021 Total Income $2,362,889
  • Public Support %69
  • Program Services %9
  • Interest & Dividendss %1
  • Special Events %8
  • Donations & Services %5
  • Miscellaneous %8

2021 Financial Report

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    2020 Total Income $1,012,220
  • Public Support %63
  • Program Services %12
  • Interest & Dividends %2
  • Special Events %10
  • Donations & Services %13
  • Miscellaneous %0

2020 Financial Report

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please scroll below for opportunities available at the Arboretum and thank you for your interest in working here!

Full-Time Positions

Part-Time Positions

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is one of the largest green spaces and the only public garden in the City of Summit.  It is a non-profit conservancy dedicated to preserving the 13.5-acre historic estate and gardens and to promoti...

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum is looking for a dynamic individual to join our team of Environmental Educators in the role of an "Education Ambassador".  The Education Ambassador will welcome visitors to our newly renovated Educ...

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum is looking for "Arboretum Ambassadors" to welcome visitors to our historic Wisner House on some Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Ambassadors are responsible for: Opening and closing the Wisn...

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Seasonal and Internships

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, a public arboretum and historic former estate located in Summit, New Jersey, with landscapes designed by Calvert Vaux, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Carl Pilat, seeks an experienced gardener to work ap...

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We are looking for Junior Camp Counselors for our popular summer camp. The ideal candidate is personable, energetic, reliable and has an appreciation of nature, as well as experience with children. Junior Counselors must...

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