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Gardens

 

Reeves-Reed Arboretum has 5-1/2 acres of formal gardens.  The gardens represent design trends of the early 20th century.  A map of the Arboretum grounds and description of the grounds are available.  We also have a wildflower guide depicting some of the many flowers that can be found at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

 

The century-old Wisner House, the Keller Azalea Garden, and the Reeves-Reed Rock Garden have all been restored.  Approximately 850 shrubs and 25 trees have been planted in the Azalea Garden and the Rock Garden to reveal the original and artistic landscaping design of low-growing shrubs.  The grounds of the Arboretum consist of formal garden settings, like the Rose Garden which has 286 rose bushes, including climbing roses, shrubs, hybrid tea roses, old fashioned roses, and samples of the annual All American Rose Society (AARS) winners, which date back to the 1950's.  The roses are in full bloom  June through October.

 

Beyond the formal gardens are woodland and wetlands, which showcase native trees and plants.  The professionally-maintained gardens demonstrate the lastest horticultural practices.  Throughout the Arboretum, plants and trees are labeled for self-study.  There are benches in most of the gardens for visitors to sit, relax and enjoy the serenity.

 

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is listed on the National Register and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places.

 

Help preserve the Arboretum’s tranquil setting and maintain its historic and beautiful collections and native habitats by following these points of garden etiquette.

  • As you enjoy your visit today please note that we ask that you respect the art installation and refrain from touching or climbing on the artwork
  • Picking flowers and other vegetation is not allowed.  No climbing on trees.  Help us preserve the landscape, gardens and rare plantings, and keep the Arboretum looking its best.
  • The water features at Reeves-Reed Arboretum are for viewing only.  We ask that no unattended children be allowed near any body of water. 
  • Photography is permitted for personal use only.  Professional photographic sessions and/or private parties may be scheduled through our office. 
  • Please do not engage in any sports activities.  No bike riding on the lawn or woodland trails. 
  • Pets are not allowed on the grounds of the Arboretum. 
  • Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a smoke-free environment.

 

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week throughout the year.