Goats Will Be Back 2021


SUMMIT, NJ. The grazing "green" goats from Rhinebeck, New York will be returning to Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit again this October. Their annual visit to the local public garden has become an eagerly anticipated event for locals who love to stop by and visit with the convivial "kids" munching away on the Arboretum's wildflowers, invasive vines and weeds. This environmentally friendly vegetation removal allows for the annual restoration and replanting of the historic Daffodil Bowl that heralds the spectacular arrival of spring every year at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

In addition to treating the goats to a non-stop buffet, the Arboretum's education and horticulture staff use this yearly opportunity to encourage other eco-land management practices. And, as an added incentive, the general public and visitors can sponsor a goat to help support the Arboretum's "green goat initiative." For $25 per goat, you can send a "kid" to the Arboretum and receive your very own official certificate of 'good goatsmanship.' Your sponsorship is, of course, fully tax-deductible.

The goats are expected to arrive by October 14, 2021 and will be on hand for about two weeks. They will also be the featured "guests" at the Arboretum's annual CELEBRATE FALL festival on Sunday, October 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, New Jersey.

For more information and to sponsor a goat, visit reeves-reedarboretum.org or call 908-273-8787.


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!