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Winter Fun for All Ages


Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

SUMMIT, NJ – No cabin fever here! Reeves-Reed Arboretum of Summit, NJ has a flurry of winter events, classes and activities to keep kids and adults happy and healthy in the new year.

The Arboretum gets children and adults growing vegetables and eating healthy with Square Foot Gardening. Workshops meet once a month and begin January 14. Planning, journaling, and sowing seeds will get you on your way to a bountiful and healthy vegetable garden in 2017.

Middle School girls, tweens and teens can join Master Life Coach, Deborah Munies, at the Arboretum for workshops in building confidence. Girls will learn how to listen to themselves, accept their strengths, go for their goals and dreams, feel confident in their decisions, create ways to take care of themselves and more. An awesome way to kick off a new year! Teens meet January 14, Tweens meet February 4 and 11.

Have the day off on Monday, January 16? Volunteer at the Arboretum's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event, 9am-12pm. Teens and adults can help the horticulture staff "Clear the Way for Spring." Volunteers must register by contacting Lisa Martin at or call 908-273-8787, x1313. All ages can volunteer at the Stackhouse Education Center for "Reuse, Recycle and Reach Out." Create unique nature-inspired cards from recycled materials. All cards will be donated to patients in a local hospital on Valentine's Day. No registration is required for this event. For other volunteer activities throughout Summit on MLK Day, visit

For the little ones, the Arboretum has multiple educational events fostering fun with nature. Who's Been Here? (January 22) gets the kids exploring the grounds in search of signs that animals leave behind. Winter Tales from Around the World (February 1 and 15) will have the children discovering other cultures while learning about the environment, and the Arboretum's Chinese New Year Celebration (January 27) will commemorate the Year of the Rooster with creative crafts and colorful stories.

Families should mark their calendars for Tap that Tree! (January 28), Backyard Birding (February 11) and the Maple Sugaring Festival (February 26). All three events will get you out on the Arboretum grounds enjoying the sweet sounds and tastes of winter.

Art and nature lovers will get hooked on the newest art exhibit, "Hooked on Nature," opening at the Arboretum on February 12. This nature inspired exhibit featuring the art and craft of hooked rugs will present works by artists Alice Rudell, Tracy Jamar, Liz Alpert Fey and Marilyn Bottjer. Exhibit will run through May 7.

And last, but not least, put some spring in your step and join the Arboretum on their annual trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on March 16. This year's theme: Holland Flowering the World. This fun excursion includes roundtrip transportation and entry to the show. Contact for tickets.

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!