ART in the Garden 2017

On Saturday evening, June 10, the gardens of Reeves-Reed Arboretum will be alive with fabulous music, wonderful art installations, and incredible food as we celebrate our most eagerly anticipated annual fundraiser, ART in the Garden.  Long time Reeves-Reed friends, Christine and Scott Hayward, will be honored in recognition of their continued generous support of the Arboretum.  Scott served as RRA Board President for four years and led the organization through the start of a rather exciting period of growth and expanded community outreach.  Additionally, we will honor our community partner, Bridges Outreach.  Led by Executive Director Lois Bhatt, Bridges and the Arboretum will launch a ‘job readiness’ pilot program to help train vetted homeless candidates in basic job skills including gardening and facilities management.  At ART in the Garden, we will have the honor and pleasure to salute these important supporters of Reeves-Reed Arboretum and the Summit community.  Highlights of the evening will include a silent and live auction, music, and gourmet fare from David Ellis Events.  Once again, the silent auction pre-bidding, gala sponsorships, and tickets will available online through

ART in the Garden traditionally celebrates the kick off for our season of visual and performing arts, with, this year, the installation of wood wide web: trees as tonic, showcasing the extraordinary work of artist and environmentalist Susan Stair. The exhibit will also include wall-hung and installation works, sited on the grounds, by ten featured artists.  The funds raised during this evening will allow the Arboretum to continue to serve a broad community by providing environmental and horticultural education programs to children and adults, and maintaining our historic house and gardens as a cultural destination and resource for over 100,000 visitors annually.

This year’s gala is co-chaired by Sandra McTernan and Kathleen Butler Smith.

Tickets are available now for ART in the Garden, June 10 at  If you have questions or would like more information, please visit our website,, or contact our Manager of Special Events, Tom Tagariello,, 908-273-8787 x 1414.