The Nature of Glass

a collaboration between
Reeves-Reed Arboretum & Morris County School of Glass

Summit, NJ Reeves-Reed Arboretum is excited to partner with the Morris County School of Glass on a nature-inspired series that ties together the beauty of glass making and gardening.

The first program in the series is a two-part event called Glassblowing. Part 1 takes place at the Morris County School of Glass on Saturday, February 2, 1:30 to 3:30. Participants will create their own handblown glass terrariums. Students will learn to manipulate molten glass into a vessel that will get transformed into a one-of-a-kind terrarium – yes, create your very own indoor mini-greenhouse!

Now that you're created your terrarium, it's time to get dirty and plant it! Reeves-Reed Arboretum is the location for Part 2 in this series, on Saturday, February 9, 1:30 to 3:30. Participants will learn about the different types of terrariums and what plants work best, choosing from a variety of succulents and cacti, as well as other decorative items to create a unique garden masterpiece.

The Nature of Glass continues into March with a second two-part series called Spring Flowers. Part 1 is back at the Morris County School of Glass, on Saturday, March 2, from 10 am to 5 pm, where students will create and sculpt a unique and personal flower from molten glass. The glass flowers will need to cool overnight and then be delivered to Reeves-Reed Arboretum for Part 2 of this series. Starting in March, any Saturday, from 9 am to 1 pm, come by the Arboretum to pick up your flower and learn about the beautiful real flowers blooming in our gardens. Participants for Discovery Saturdays can also borrow an Arboretum backpack loaded with binoculars, field guides, a magnifying glass and everything else needed for an outdoor Arboretum adventure.

The final workshop collaboration between Morris County School of Glass and Reeves-Reed Arboretum takes place on Saturday May 4. 1:30 to 5. Sculpt a beautiful and colorful bird out of glass at the MCSG. Again, after the glass birds cool, they will fly to Reeves-Reed Arboretum and join the Discovery Saturdays activities for May.

Log on to to learn more about these programs and fees, or to register.

Morris County School of Glass is located at 89 Whippany Road, Morristown. Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit.

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!