The Secret Tea Room Returns to Reeves-Reed Arboretum



SUMMIT, NJ:  After a summer hiatus, the popular Secret Tea Room is returning to Reeves-Reed Arboretum on August 31, 2022. Brought to the Arboretum by local Summit resident Richard Wright, the Secret Tea Room’s spring events were a sold-out success. Taking inspiration from world-renowned tea rooms like the Savoy in London, the Secret Tea Room is providing a comparable experience in historic Wisner House at the Arboretum.

Upon arrival guests are presented with a menu of fine loose-leaf teas that are brewed to perfection and served with delicious freshly baked scones accompanied by jam and homemade clotted cream. Scrumptious baguette tea sandwiches round out the Cream Tea menu. Fine china, botanical linens, fresh flowers, and ambient music, often featuring pianist Steve Teti on the grand piano, make the experience truly enchanting.

The fall season will feature charming mid-week Cream Tea times every Wednesday with 90-minute seatings and reservations now available at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Guests will enjoy a relaxed, unrushed tea service overlooking the beautiful Arboretum grounds and gardens. For a broader menu including a tier of delicious desserts carefully sourced from fine local bakeries and a complimentary glass of Prosecco, the Secret Tea Room is featuring Extra Special Cream Teas on select Sundays. The 90-minute seatings have reservations available at 11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm. Weather permitting seating can be requested inside or outside, and vegetarian and gluten free options are available with advance notice.

Reservations are available now and should be made soon as the Secret Tea Room is no longer a secret at Reeves-Reed Arboretum! 

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a non-profit public garden and environmental education center located at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, New Jersey. Secret Tea Room reservations can be made at Questions? Please email or call 908.273.8787, x1010.

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!