The Arboretum grounds will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC Sunday, June 4 and Saturday, June 10 for private events.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum 19th Holiday House Tour

Date Set for Reeves-Reed Arboretum 19th Holiday House Tour

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Summit - The holidays in Summit would not be complete without the annual Holiday House Tour to benefit Reeves-Reed Arboretum. This year’s eagerly anticipated event will be held on December 8, 2011.

The highlight of the tour is admission to five lovely homes in Summit decorated for the holidays. The homes will be open from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Also included is the Arboretum’s own Wisner House which will host a Designer Holiday Boutique, featuring tabletop arrangements created and donated by local designers and florists, all for sale the day of the tour. The Garden Gallery will be transformed into a gift gallery, a new addition to the tour this year. Participating retailers will include: Carter & Cavero Old World Olive Oil Co.,Cookies and Cartwheels, Dolce & Mia, Gradone & Keefe Jewelers, Made with Clay by Laura, Magpie Designs, H. Roland and Tweets & Co.  Doors to the Designer Boutique and Gift Gallery will open one hour before the start of the tour at 9:00 am.  A percentage of sales from the Gift Gallery will be donated to the Arboretum.

 The Holiday House Tour is made possible through the support of area businesses including Lois Schneider Realtor, presenting sponsor.  Lois Schneider has been a consistent and enthusiastic supporter of Reeves-Reed Arboretum since its founding in1974. Additional sponsors for this year’s tour include Beechwood Title Agency, Salon 44, Morning Glory Gardens and Hilltop Community Bank.

A buffet luncheon will be served on the day of the tour at the Beacon Hill Club. Space is limited and advance reservations are required. Lunch will be served from 11:30 until 1:00 and costs $35 per person.

All proceeds will benefit the historic preservation of Reeves-Reed Arboretum and support its horticultural and environmental education programs. Tickets are $30 for members and $35 for non-members in advance. All tickets will be $40 on the day of the tour. To order tickets in advance, please visit our website at, or call (908) 273-8787, x. 1414 for more information.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is the only public garden and one of the largest green spaces in the City of Summit.  The Arboretum seeks to engage, educate and enrich its visitors so they may become better stewards of nature and the environment. This mission is achieved through the care and utilization of an historic estate and gardens. Reeves-Reed Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey Historic Registries. For more information, visit our website at or call(908) 273-8787.