From the Director

Dear Friends,

Starting next Monday there'll be a new meaning to the term 'got your goat' around the Arboretum. On October 20, our long anticipated eco-goats will arrive and will take up residence in the Daffodil Bowl for the next couple of weeks. The public's response to our new green initiative has been overwhelmingly positive. And the staff is eager and delighted to have our four-footed bearded friends on hand to assist in the clearing of the overgrowth.

But this is only one of a number of exceptional and delightful activities in store for all who visit Reeves-Reed Arboretum over the coming weeks. This Friday will be our first annual, Put the 'Pub' In Public Garden beer tasting and food pairing, featuring artisanal craft brews from the award-winning Flying Fish Brewing Company and delectable delights from E.V.O. Catering. Shortly after that, join in the pumpkin carving and costume parade as we host our community-wide autumn festival, Celebrate Fall, on Sunday, October 26. But why stop there? November will be upon us with our special Fall Bridge Party on Friday, November 21. And that leads right into our big winter fundraiser, Holiday House Tour, our annual Holiday Boutique, and of course, a chance to warm yourself by the fire and have your picture taken with jolly ol' St. Nick at Cookies & Cocoa with Santa. A special added feature to this year's seasonal festivities will be a holiday concert and champagne toast on Saturday evening, December 6, featuring the return engagement of the Asylum Quartet performing their very own unique arrangement of The Nutcracker for four saxophones, as well as other favorites. By the way, if you're already a RRA member, this concert is offered free to you. Not yet a member? Then why not sign up today and not miss out on any of the fun!

So mark your calendars. The goats await you, and then be the first to sit on Santa's lap.

See you in the garden,