Plan Your Visit to the Arboretum

GARDEN ETIQUETTE

REEVES-REED ARBORETUM IS A BOTANICAL GARDEN - A MUSEUM OF PLANTS AND TREES - 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!

Please help us by following the guidelines listed below. Thank you!

For child-friendly outdoor etiquette and nature manners information, click hereNature manners are a set of rules that help kids understand how to treat outdoor spaces, the environment, and wildlife. They’re practices that help us show respect to our planet and our fellow outdoor adventurers.  

SERVICE ANIMALS / PETS

Service animals are welcome consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Pets and emotional support animals do not quality under the ADA and are not permitted.

PHOTOGRAPHY / VIDEOGRAPHY

Posed / staged photography or video, including wedding, proposal, any special occasion, business, marketing, and commercial photography (including endorsing products or services on social media) requires a permit. Drones are prohibited.

We encourage our guests to take casual photographs and videos of their visit for their own personal use. However, personal photographs and videos may not be used for commercial /marketing purposes.

For full details of our photography/videography policy, please visit the policies section at the bottom of this page.

PICNICKING

Groups larger than 10 are not permitted to picnic. 

Please use our picnic tables and patios. If the area is needed for a program, rental, or other activity, you may be asked to move. 

We are a take-in take-out facility. Please take all of your trash with you. Alcohol, large coolers, tables, structures, tents, hammocks, BBQs, and balloons are not permitted.

GROUP VISITS

Please give us a call in advance of your visit.  We can help you plan your visit to avoid conflicts with other large groups, rentals, and outdoor programs.  We’d love to host your party, family reunion, reception, or business meeting, but there is a rental charge for these and similar events. 

NO SMOKING

Smoking of any substances, including the use of electronic cigarettes, is not permitted on the grounds or in any facilities.

PLANTS, TREES, FLOWERS & TRAILS

Please stay on paths and trails: do not enter planted areas or water features; do not climb trees, rock walls, or any structures.

Preserve our plant and tree collections, and art installations: do not pick flowers or plants, touch or disturb artwork, or hang items from trees, plants, or art. Do not move or disturb rocks or throw items including leaves or plants into any water features. 

KEEP THE GARDEN PEACEFUL

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Do not play music, ball or frisbee, fly kites, use skates, scooters, or skateboards.  Bicycles must be secured to a bicycle rack. Fireworks, sparklers, and candles are not permitted.

PLEASE NOTE: Our gardens are monitored. If anyone does not respect the policies of Reeves-Reed Arboretum, you will be asked to leave.

 

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

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

Weekend Gallery Hours: 

Saturday, June 8: Wisner House and Arboretum Grounds Closed

Sunday, June 9: Wisner House Closed

Saturday, June 15: 10 am - 4pm 

Sunday, June 16: 10 am - 4pm 

Saturday, June 22: 10 am - 4pm 

Sunday, June 23: 10 am - 4pm 

Saturday, June 29: 10 am - 4pm 

Sunday, June 30: 10 am - 4pm 

Saturday, July 6: 10 am - 4pm 

Sunday, July 7: 10 am - 4pm 

Saturday, July 13: 10 am - 4pm 

Sunday, July 14: 10 am - 4pm 

Saturday, July 20: 10 am - 4pm 

Sunday, July 21: 10 am - 4pm 

Saturday, July 27: 10 am - 4pm 

Sunday, July 28: 10 am - 4pm 

Office Hours

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

Rates

  • All Visitors
    FREE
  • Suggested Donation
    $5

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 above 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 / video permits.

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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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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Directions

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Get Directions!

908-273-8787
info@reeves-reedarboretum.org

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