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.



Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Summit, NJ Reeves-Reed Arboretum, together with the City of Summit's Shade Tree Advisory Committee, presents three powerful programs, in our returning series called Fall In Love With Trees.

• The Story of the 9/11 Memorial Trees – Thursday, September 9. On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we welcome Paul Cowie of Paul Cowie + Associates to speak about his firm's work on tree design and planting at the National September 11 Memorial at Ground Zero in New York City.
• Why Trees are Important and Simple Acts to Protect Them – Thursday, September 23. At a time when trees face natural and human threats, John Beirne, RRA's Curatorial Director of Horticulture explores ways to protect our green spaces, both public and private, and creates enthusiasm for others in our community to do the same. He will also share some personal tree picks for native species that are easy to grow here in New Jersey.
• Public Trees: Past, Present, Future – Thursday, October 7. John Linson, Forester for the City of Summit will take us on a journey through 120 years of tree planting and maintenance trends, highlighting the efforts that have established Tree City USA status for Summit and the expansive, beautiful tree canopy we enjoy today. Linson will provide guidance on how property owners can implement these best practices for tree care and pruning at home to keep trees healthy and strong into the future.

All three programs are being offered both onsite and virtually starting at 7:30 pm. There is no charge for these sessions, but space is limited, and reservations are encouraged. Reserve your spot now at This series is presented by the City of Summit's Shade Tree Advisory Committee and Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, 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, 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!