The Arboretum grounds will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC on SATURDAY, JUNE 10 for ART in the Garden. 

Plan Your Visit to the Arboretum



Here are some ways you can help us:

  • Please stay on paths and lawns and do not touch or climb on plants, flowers, trees, rocks, natural objects, or artwork. Please do not pick the flowers.
  • Tables, chairs, BBQs, balloons, and decorations are not permitted on the property. Please do not hang anything in the trees.
  • Leave toys, balls, frisbees, kites, and similar items at home. Bikes should be stored in the provided bicycle rack.
  • Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, and alcohol are not permitted.
  • 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. Do not sit, stand or climb on the rocks or walls.
  • Please do not use the Arboretum for commercial purposes without talking to us first. Professional photographers, for example, need a permit before they can use our beautiful grounds as a backdrop. Drones are not permitted.
  • Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a carry-in carry-out property. 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. Picnicking for small groups of up to 6 people is permitted with the use of picnic blankets or on our outdoor tables. If the area is needed for a program, rental, or other activity, you may be asked to move. All trash must be taken with you when you depart.

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, when art exhibits are installed

Weekend Gallery Hours:

Saturday, May 20- Sunday, June 11 – Wisner House Closed

Saturday, June 17 – Wisner House Closed

Sunday, June 18 – 10am-4pm

Saturday, June 24 – Wisner House Closed

Sunday, June 25 – 10am-3pm

Saturday, July 1– 10am-4pm

Sunday, July 2– 10am-4pm

Saturday, July 8 – 10am-4pm

Sunday, July 9 – 10am-4pm

Saturday, July 15 – 10am-4pm

Sunday, July 16 – 10am–4pm

Saturday, July 22 –10am-4pm

Sunday, July 23 – 10am-4pm

Saturday, July 29 – 10am-4pm

Sunday, July 30 – 10am–4pm

Saturday, August 5 – Wisner House Closed

Sunday, August 6 – 10am-4pm

Saturday, August 12 – 10am-4pm

Sunday, August 13 – 10am–4pm

Saturday, August 19 – 10am-4pm

Sunday, August 20 – 10am–4pm  

Saturday, August 26 – 10am-4pm

Sunday, August 27 – 10am–4pm

Saturday, September 2 – 10am-4pm

Sunday, September 3 – Wisner House Closed

Saturday, September 9 – 10am-4pm

Sunday, September 10 – 10am–4pm

Saturday, September 16 – Wisner House Closed

Sunday, September 17– 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 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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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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