Reeves-Reed Arboretum offers 13.5 acres of natural beauty, including historic and contemporary gardens and six acres of woodland forest. Whether you are interested in gardening, hiking, art, bird watching, community involvement, or a place for quiet contemplation, the Arboretum has something for you. Photo courtesy of Stephen Harris, sph-photo.com.
Plants are growing at the arboretum! Please scroll through our sliders below to see what is in bloom now!
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake', Oakleaf Hyrdangea
Rosa rugosa 'Hansa', Rugosa Rose
Rosa rugosa 'Roseraie de L'hay' , Hybrid Rugosa Rose
Rosa 'Carefree Delight', Shrub Rose
Impatiens capensis , Jewelweed
Colocasia gigantea 'Thailand Giant Strain' , Elephant Ear
Pycnanthemum muticum, Mountain Mint
Allium multibulbosum, Flowering Garlic
Hydrangea quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea
Hypericum androsaemum 'Glacier', St. John's Wort
Filipendula rubra 'Venusta Magnifica', Queen of the Prairie
Callicarpa sp., Beautyberry Berries
Agastache foeniculum, Anise Hyssop
Geranium 'Rozanne' , Cranesbill
Nymphaea lutea, Hardy Water Lily
Anemone 'Whirlwind', Japanese Anemone
Rudbeckia hirta , Blackeyed Susan
Lespedeza thunbergii 'Spilt Milk', Bush Clover
Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy', Bluebeard
Schizachirium scoparium, Little Bluestem
Anemone x hybrida 'Honorine Jobert', Windflower
Hydrangea paniculata, Panicle Hydrangea
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire' , Russian Sage
Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset', Threadleaf Hyssop
Eupatorium maculatum, Joe Pye Weed
Salvia uliginosa, Bog Sage
Leptodermis oblonga, Leptoderma
Euphorbia x martinii 'Ascot Rainbow' , Spurge
Tricyrtis formosana 'Dark Beauty', Toadlily
Chelone lyonii , Turtlehead
Begonia grandis, Hardy Begonia
Allium tuberosum, Garlic Chives
Cimicifuga racemosa, Black Cohosh
Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima', Grapeleaf Anemone
Physostegia virginica, Obedient Plant
Verbena bonariensis, Brazilian Vervain
Reeves-Reed Arboretum is dedicated to preserving the past and imagining the future of American gardening. Our landscapes include natural woodlands, open vistas that owe much to 19th century visionaries like Andrew Downing and Frederick Law Olmsted (Olmsted's partner Calvert Vaux actually produced the first design for the property), and more formal gardens that exemplify the Country Place movement of the early 20th century.
Three Reeves-Reed gardens are maintained as closely as possible to their original appearance, while the Time Capsule Garden moves through time and space.More Info »
From the bold plant combinations along the Welcome Walk to the more traditional Perennial Border, Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s many garden environments offer old and new.More Info »
There’s always something in season at Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Here are 9 plants you won't want to miss during your visit.More Info »
Several of our plants have won the Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Medal, the Garden Club of America's Plant of the Year award for native plants.More Info »
The Arboretum features almost 6 acres of woodland and nearly a mile of trails. Witness the tallest tulip poplar in Summit, as well as native shrubs and herbaceous plants.
The goats will return in October, so be sure to come for a visit and meet our friends from Green-Goats Farm in Rhinebeck, New York!More Info »
Reeves-Reed Arboretum is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Its estate and gardens represent design trends by prominent landscape architects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Lenni Lenape Native Americans passed through the property on their route from the coastal areas near Elizabeth, NJ to Schooley's Mountain, further inland. During the Revolutionary period, the area was adjacent to the Old Sow Revolutionary War Cannon and the Signal Beacon atop Beacon Hill. Learn more about these early eras, as well as the Wisners, the founding family of "The Clearing" (as the Arboretum was originally called) and the Reeves and Reed families.
Long before European settlers came to this region, it was inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Indians, a mobile, hunter-gatherer society.More Info »
The grounds of the Arboretum were once a bastion of resistance during the American Revolution.More Info »
From 1889 through the founding of the Arboretum in 1974, three families put their impress on the buildings and grounds that now comprise Reeves-Reed Arboretum.More Info »
Three distinguished landscape architects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries – Calvert Vaux, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Carl F. Pilat – left their mark at The Clearing.More Info »
Reeves-Reed Arboretum is pleased to announce its newest art exhibition, Nature on the Move: Rhythmic Abstractions by Jesús Núñez. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Arboretum’s lush landscapes, this captivating showcase of abstract art will transport visitors into a realm where artistic imagination intertwines seamlessly with the beauty of the outdoors.
The art exhibit will be on view to the public September 23 – November 19. All works are for sale and the artist will donate 30% of sales to the arboretum. The Wisner House Gallery is open to the public from 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday, except when closed for private events. Please check here for updated gallery hours. An artist’s reception will be held on November 5th from 2-3:30 pm. Questions about this exhibition can be directed to Office Manager Marilyn Foehrenbach at email@example.com.
Please click here for a full description of the exhibit.