ART in the Garden 2017 Honorees

Reeves-Reed Arboretum Announces
Honorees for 2017 Gala

ART in the Garden
Saturday, June 10, 6 pm to 11 pm

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Summit, NJ ART in the Garden, Reeves-Reed Arboretum's eagerly anticipated annual garden party and fundraiser, celebrates the extraordinary contributions of long-time community partners Bridges Outreach, and Christine and Scott Hayward, on Saturday evening, June 10, from 6 pm to 11 pm.

Christine and Scott Hayward will be honored in recognition of their passionate and unwavering commitment to Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Scott, having served as a Trustee for RRA and a past Board President, has long been active in identifying and strengthening the mission and vision of the Arboretum. As the new CEO for Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co., and with a primary and strategic focus on climate change, Scott marries his passion for the environment with his expertise in delivering investment excellence and innovation. Scott serves on the boards at Newark Academy (Livingston), Give To The World (a humanitarian aid organization), and as an advisor to the Quiet Revolution. A former Trustee of the Summit Educational Foundation, the Lincoln Hubbard Parent Organization, and Prospect Cooperative Nursery School, Christine is currently active on the Board of Kent Place School and a long-time volunteer for Meals on Wheels at SAGE (Summit) and at the Corpus Christi Church (Chatham). Together, they are members of the St. Barnabas NICU Miracle Walk Advisory Committee, and share a deep passion for social justice, outdoor life, art, music, friends and especially family.

Additionally, we will honor Bridges Outreach. First launched in 1988, Bridges has been providing the necessities to people experiencing homelessness for almost 40 years. Project Connect (Newark) matches professional case managers with homeless clients to create an attainable set of goals that will lead to better health, housing, jobs and ultimately independence. This year, Reeves-Reed Arboretum will partner with Bridges Outreach to launch a pilot 'job readiness' program to help train vetted homeless candidates in basic gardening and facilities management skills with job interviews and potential placement as the ultimate goal. Reeves-Reed Arboretum is honored to partner with this extraordinary organization and to use horticulture and nature to help people seeking second-chance opportunities.

The Trustees and Staff of Reeves-Reed Arboretum will have the honor and pleasure to salute these important community partners at ART in the Garden scheduled for Saturday, June 10, from 6 to 11 pm. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor or to buy an ad, please go to

For additional information on ART in the Garden, log on to or call Manager of Special Events, Tom Tagariello, 908-273-8787 x 1414.

About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as an historic public garden, education resource, and non-profit conservancy, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm through October, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum - A place to grow....for everyone!