THE SECRET TEA ROOM is on a short summer break and will be returning Wednesday, August 28! New dates will be added to the calendar soon.

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Home for the Holidays

Nine years after Wisner House was built at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, New Jersey, two enterprising plant collectors and growers purchased land less than two miles away. Their names were John Lager and George Hurrell, and they had just taken the first step towards turning Summit into the de facto orchid capital of the United States.

For 81 years, the owners and staff of Lager and Hurrell collect...

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Keep Calm & Love Goats

Mo, Larry & Curly… have joined the staff of Reeves-Reed Arboretum!

That’s right – we’ve added a dozen+ goats to our staff this month, including the above mentioned adorable (Nubian) triplets!  Our grazing friends from Green-Goats in Rhinebeck, NY will help us clear away a year's worth of wildflower growth, invasive vines and weeds. This environmentally friendly vegetation removal process will allow for the annual restoration and replanting of the Daffodil Bowl with ...

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A welcome visitor to the Square Foot Garden

Last year the Black Swallowtail butterfly was named the official State Butterfly of New Jersey. On September 14th as I tended the RRA Square Foot Garden, I was rewarded with the sighting of one of these beautiful butterflies fluttering about.


On close examination, I noticed that this butterfly was not on an excursion for nectar. In fact, it was depositing its tiny yellow eggs on the tops of the leaves of the carrot plants that we have growi...

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