DAFFODIL ALERT! The early bloomers are blossoming now. Due to a variety of daffodils in the glacial bowl, the daffodils will be blooming now through mid-April.

Plan Your Visit to the Arboretum

Everything you need to know for an enjoyable day!

Activities you can enjoy while visiting:

  • Stroll our historic grounds and display gardens.
  • Experience the Daffodil Bowl, filled with thousands of blooms during the month of April.
  • Grab a Healthy Hike map and take a nature walk on our woodland and wildflower trails.
  • View seasonal art exhibits in the Wisner House Gallery and explore our outdoor sculptures.
  • Enjoy our summer concert series, Sounds of a Summer Night.
  • Take in the spectacular fall foliage as well as the Perennial Border's final performance of autumn blooms.
  • Peruse the historic exhibit in lower Wisner House.
  • Make an exciting nature discovery with your family at our Discovery Weekends program.

Garden Etiquette: Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a museum of plants, and we ask that you treat the grounds and facilities like you would any other museum, so the property can be enjoyed by all for many years to come!  Here are some ways you can help us:

  • Please stay on paths and lawns and do not touch plants or climb trees. Do not pick the flowers.
  • Leave toys, balls, frisbees, kites and similar items at home. Bikes should be stored in the provided bicycle rack.
  • Please keep children 12 and younger under your supervision at all times.
  • Only service animals are allowed onsite, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Service animals are defined by the ADA as "dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities." Dogs (or any other animals) whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA.
  • Keep your family and others safe by enjoying water features, ponds, and stone walls from a respectful distance.
  • Please do not use the Arboretum for commercial purposes without talking to us first. Professional photographers, for example, need a permit before they use our beautiful grounds as a back drop.
  • Please take all trash and recyclables with you when you leave.

Group Visits: If you are going to bring a large group to the Arboretum, please give us a call in advance.  We can help you plan your visit and avoid conflicts with other large groups, rentals, and activities. We'd love to host your party, family reunion, reception, or business meeting, but there is a rental charge for these and similar events.

Accessibility for All:  Much of the historic gardens and indoor spaces of Reeves-Reed Arboretum are accessible to all visitors, with ramps and paved pathways for easy maneuverability. However, due to the garden's naturally varied topography, portions of our historical site may not be easily accessed without assistance.  We do not have wheelchairs available for rent onsite.  Reeves-Reed Arboretum offers:

  • Limited wheelchair-accessible parking onsite
  • Accessible public restrooms in Wisner House and the Stackhouse Education Center
  • Accessibility to the Visitors Center, Welcome Walk, Perennial Border, Wisner House Gallery, Wisner House Historic Exhibit and Patio.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum strives to make every visitor welcome to our grounds and buildings, and plans are underway to increase accessibility for all. When planning your visit, please let us know if there is any service we can provide to make your experience more pleasant.  If you are arriving by car, please pull up to the automatic gate for it to open.

Map of Gardens and Hiking Trails

Use this map to find a particular building or garden, or get to know the general layout of the Arboretum. Zoom out for hiking trails. Please click here for a map of the Arboretum grounds.

Hours & Rates

Arboretum Grounds: Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year  /  November 1 – March 31, 9 AM - 4 PM  /  April 1 – October 31, 7 AM - 7 PM

Visitors Center: Open 7 days a week, 10 AM - 4 PM

Historic Exhibit: Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 4 PM

Wisner House Office Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM

Wisner House Gallery Information: Current Exhibit: IMAGINATURE: Children’s Book Art  /  February 7 to May 14, 2023

Weekday Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM

Weekend Gallery Hours:

Saturday, March 25 – 10am-4pm

Sunday, March 26 – 10am-4pm

Saturday, April 1 – House closed for a private event

Sunday,  April 2 – 10am–4pm

Saturday, April 8 – 10am-4pm

Sunday, April 9 – House closed

Saturday, April 15 – 10am-4pm

Sunday, April 16 – Daffodil Day; Registration required

Saturday, April 22 – 10am-4pm

Sunday, April 23 – 10am–2pm

Saturday, April 29 – 10am-3pm

Sunday, April 30 – 10am–4pm

Saturday, May 6 – House closed for a private event

Sunday, May 7 – 10am–4pm

Sunday, May 14 – 10am–4pm


Office Hours

  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
    10 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday
    10 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday
    10 am - 4 pm
  • Friday
    10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday


  • All Visitors
  • Suggested Donation

Our Suggested Donation is per visitor. Donation boxes are located on the grounds, including outside the Visitors Center, Education Center, and inside Wisner House.

Please consider a membership. Members receive discounts on events and classes, as well as other benefits.

View the benefits of becoming a member!

Other Info

There is restricted access during special events. Signs will be posted to let you know.

The entrance gate opens automatically. Pull your car up slowly to trigger the sensor. As you pass Wisner House on your right, parking is straight ahead. The one-way exit brings you out to Hobart Avenue again.

Dogs are not allowed except for service animals. Please see Garden Etiquette below for details.

If you are bringing food, we ask that you please take all garbage with you and leave no trace behind.

Photography permits are required. See the Policies section below for photography permit.

Tour & Explore

Once a country estate, Reeves-Reed Arboretum is now a 13.5 acre public garden listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Its estate and gardens represent design trends by prominent late 19th and early 20th century landscape architects, including Calvert Vaux, a partner of Frederick Law Olmsted. Want to know more? Join us for a tour!

Self-guided tour at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Self-Guided Tour

Enjoy a leisurely self-guided walk through the Arboretum grounds.

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Free Saturday Tours at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Free Saturday Tours

Free guided tours of the Arboretum take place most Saturdays at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm from May through October.

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Horticulture and History tour at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Horticulture and History Group Tour

This 45-60 minute guided group tour is a great way to experience the beauty, diversity and horticultural significance of Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

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Trips and Tours

Join us on day trips to historic gardens, manor homes, flower shows and more!

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Discovery Weekends

Most Saturdays and Sundays, 9am - 3pm!
Make a discovery at the Arboretum and enjoy a unique family experience.

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Group tours for children at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Children's Group Tours

Tours designed for students and scout groups provide an inspiring, interactive educational experience that will perfectly complement classroom instruction.

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

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