at Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, NJ
SUMMIT, NJ. No need for the winter blues! Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, New Jersey is embracing the wonders of winter with their upcoming programs for children, families, and adults. Kicking off the season will be a service project honoring Martin Luther King on Monday, January 17th, 2022, 9 am to 12 pm. Families can stop by and pick up craft supplies to create Valentine cards that will be delivered to essential workers in the community.
Weekly programs Oaks and Acorns (ages 3-5 with an adult), Homeschool Happenings (for homeschooled students ages 6-10), and Arboretum Afternoons (ages 5-8) are offering winter topics including arctic animals, migration, and hibernation and include nature hikes on the grounds. The very popular Kids Can Cook classes (ages 5-10) will include heart-warming comfort foods and treats for Valentine’s Day.
For the adults, you can learn how to identify trees this winter – at the Arboretum and in your own backyard. Need to warm up on a chilly morning or afternoon? Head over to the Arboretum and savor a deliciously warm cup of tea or freshly brewed coffee along with scrumptious scones and croissants as The Secret Tea Room returns this month, including new coffee workshops!
And for the sweetest wonder of winter, attend Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s Maple Sugaring Fest on Sunday, March 6, 1-4 pm! The day’s activities will include learning how to tap maple trees, turning sap into maple syrup, and other fun maple-themed activities.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a non-profit public garden located at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, New Jersey. The Arboretum grounds are open to the public 365 days a year. Winter hours are 9am – 4 pm daily. A suggested donation of $5 per person can be deposited in any of the donation boxes on the grounds. For more information and to register for winter programs, visit reeves-reedarboretum.org.
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!