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.

Royal Bank of Canada Grant

Awarded $6,000 from 
Royal Bank of Canada – Blue Water Project

Summit, NJ The mission of Reeves-Reed Arboretum is to engage, educate, and enrich the lives of our constituents to become better stewards of nature and the planet. One of the most important and compelling ways that this goal is achieved is through the extraordinary environmental education programs that stress nature, horticulture, and sustainability. The professional educators of RRA craft each program and lesson plan to coincide with the curriculum standards set annually by the board of education. And one of the most consistently successful programs of the Arboretum has been developed and dedicated to the importance of wetlands and water conservation.

Water is one of our most important resources. Thanks to ongoing support from the Royal Bank of Canada, RBC Wealth Management, and particularly their Blue Water Project, Reeves-Reed Arboretum will continue to survey, study and document the wetlands of the Arboretum with a special focus on the unique environmental feature known as the vernal pool. With a plan to create an "outdoor classroom," our educators will build and expand upon their curriculum focusing on water conservation, filtration, and its effects on plant and animal life on our grounds and in our communities.

"We are delighted and humbled by the support and dedication RBC Wealth Management and their local representative and our advocate, Christopher J. D'Orsi, have shown towards the programs here at the Arboretum," comments RRA executive director, Frank Juliano. "Our corporate partners have demonstrated over and over again that they recognize the important role Reeves-Reed Arboretum plays in educating our community about the environment and sustainability. It's a win/win situation where we all benefit from the outcome."

For more information about the events, programs and workshops at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, please visit our website at or call 908-273-8787 x 1010.

About 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 from dawn till dusk, 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!