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.

Holiday Teas at Reeves-Reed Arboretum




SUMMIT, NJ  It is no longer a secret that the Secret Tea Room at Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a great way to spend an afternoon and it will certainly be an extra special and “tea-riffic” way to celebrate the upcoming holiday season!

Taking inspiration from world-renowned tea rooms like the Savoy in London, the Secret Tea Room is providing a comparable experience in the historic Wisner House at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, New Jersey. Upon arrival you are offered a menu of fine teas and infusions. Your choice of tea is brewed to perfection and served along with freshly baked scones, jam, homemade clotted cream, and scrumptious baguette tea sandwiches.  About midway through the service, you will be offered a complimentary glass of Prosecco or sparkling lemonade. Sunday Afternoon Tea events also include a tier of delectable desserts.  With advance notice, the Secret Tea Room can accommodate dietary restrictions.  Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.

Brought to Reeves-Reed Arboretum by local Summit resident, Richard Wright, the Secret Tea Room takes particular pride in its collection of chinaware, which wonderfully complements the Victorian style of the Wisner House built in 1889. Vintage botanical and floral linens enhance the beautiful table settings as well.  During the month of December, the stately home will be dressed in its “holiday finery,” with custom decorated greens, wreaths and décor.

Upcoming tea dates: November 16, 20, 27, and 30, and December 4, 14 and 18. 

There is limited seating for each 90-minute reservation, so register early and in advance at  If you have questions, or would like to purchase a Secret Tea Room gift certificate (they make the perfect holiday present!), please call 908-273-8787, x1010.  Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, New Jersey.

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, Department of Parks & Community Renewal.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum....a place to grow, for everyone!