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.

Missing Your Garden?


Spring ahead with gardening workshops, lectures
and trips with Reeves-Reed Arboretum!

(Summit, NJ) This month start planning your spring vegetable garden at Reeves-Reed Arboretum! Take advantage of whatever space you have and make it productive using the Square Foot Gardening method. Thought having a vegetable garden would be too much work, take too much time and take up way too much space? The Arboretum will show you how to become a successful gardener and grow a bountiful harvest in less space, in less time and with less work. Workshop takes place Wednesday, January 25, 10-11am.

Next month, learn to identify garden pests, and protect your crops using organic and environmentally friendly gardening methods. This Integrated Pest Management workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22, 10:00 am—11:00 am and Saturday, February 25, 11:30 am—12:30 pm. Choose the day and time best for you.

The third workshop in the Arboretum's Square Foot Gardening winter series gets you growing! Starting your vegetables from seeds is both rewarding and economical. Learn the basics of seed starting in an informative and hands-on Seed Starting Basics workshop Saturday, March 25, 11:30 am—12:30 pm and Wednesday, March 29, 10:00 am-11:00 am. Attend the day that fits your schedule best. Register for the Square Foot Gardening workshops at or call Althea Llewellyn, 908-273-8787, x1920.

The Arboretum continues its Talking Garden lecture series this winter as well. Join Director of Horticulture, Marc Montefusco, for two informative horticultural topics: More Sex in the Garden, an updated version of his discussion of reproduction, genetics and evolution, Wednesday, February 15, 7-8:30 pm, and The Natives are Restless, an introduction to new and exciting forms of North American woody plants, Wednesday, March 15, 7-8:30 pm. Register at or call Doreen Schindler, 908-273-8787, x1010.

And if you are looking for garden design inspiration, join Reeves-Reed Arboretum on their annual trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, Thursday, March 16. This year's theme is HOLLAND: Flowering the World. Tickets, including roundtrip transportation, are available at or call Joyce Zemsky, 908-273-8787, x1414.

About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: The Arboretum, located at 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901, is a 13.5 acre non-profit public garden and is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places. The Arboretum grounds are open 365 days a year, free of charge. For information regarding programming, workshops, classes, environmental education, special events, art exhibits, rentals and volunteer opportunities, visit