Where nature meets history

Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches its visitors so that they become better stewards of nature and the environment. This mission is achieved through the care and utilization of an historic estate and gardens. Photo courtesy of Stephen Harris, sph-photo.com.

Letter from the Director

Dear Friends,

Each year I have the honor and pleasure to invite you to support all our initiatives with a year-end gift. We call this annual appeal, Nurturing Nature. And of course, a stronger Arboretum, and a heathier environment depends upon you.

This year, our theme is understanding the long-term effects of climate change and global warming – perhaps not the most welcome of topics, but certainly a timely one.

What we're all doing to protect the environment has positive repercussions moving forward. But the 'nowness' of it all is around us – nature provides this awareness. And the remarkable team at Reeves-Reed Arboretum passionately lives, works and breathes this immediacy every day. We speak to the complex understanding of who we are and what we are in relationship to nature. It is our shared passion that leads our vision, and it is that ability to talk about the future with such clarity that guides our programming.

Change and growth is a collective endeavor. Nurturing Nature 2019 is a small step in this collective process/vision, but it becomes a defining moment for us every year. Your gift enables us to continue on with renewed purpose and unflagging encouragement.

I ask you, I urge you, to please make your year-end gift today.

With unabashed gratitude,

P.S. Protecting nature protects all of us. Our goal is $125,000. If everyone reading this eblast at this moment makes their annual contribution, then this fund drive would be over in 20 minutes! 

Past Letters from the Director

Board of Trustees

  • Pascal Lalonde - President
  • Monica Richter - Vice President
  • Jeannette Colflesh - Treasurer
  • Tom Ucko - Secretary
  • Frank Juliano - Executive Director
  • Jay Brinkerhoff
  • Suzanne David
  • Pam Gumport
  • Lisa Hatch
  • Laura Hughes
  • Elizabeth Keil
  • Mary Kent
  • Sherry Kerrigan
  • Lori Leiter
  • Jamie Levine
  • Sandra McTernan
  • Sarah Munroe
  • Zander Oldendorp
  • Lauren Pardo
  • Mary Parker
  • Donna Goggin Patel
  • Pragya Sharma
  • Melissa Spurr
  • Toby Wesson

Trustee Emeriti

  • Mrs. J. Kent Blair
  • Ms. Suzanne David
  • Mr. Robert F. Ehinger
  • Ms. Ann Thoke Espy
  • Mr. Andrew Gottesman
  • Ms. Victoria Perla Guagliardo
  • Mr. Scott Hayward
  • Mrs. John H. Huneke
  • Mr. Robert Keller
  • Mrs. Robert A. Malin
  • Mr. Cameron McClearn
  • Mrs. Patty Olsen
  • Mrs. A.T. Quantz
  • Mr. Charles Reed, Jr.
  • Mrs. Joseph Reed
  • Mr. George K. Ross
  • Mr. Tom Ucko


Financial Reports

Sources of Income

    2014 Total Income $871,773
  • Public Support %42
  • Program Services %19
  • Interest & Dividends %2
  • Special Events %21
  • Donations & Services %16
  • Miscellaneous %0

2014 Financial Report

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    2015 Total Income $957,886
  • Public Support %43
  • Program Services %19
  • Interest & Dividends %2
  • Special Events %23
  • Donations & Services %14
  • Miscellaneous %0

2015 Financial Report

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please scroll below for opportunities available at the Arboretum and thank you for your interest in working here!

Full-Time Positions

Part-Time Positions

Reeves-Reed Arboretum, a public arboretum and historic former estate located in Summit, New Jersey, with landscapes designed by Calvert Vaux, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Carl Pilat, seeks an experienced gardener to work ap...

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The Facilities Handyperson, working closely with a small but passionate staff, is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the interior and exterior of all RRA buildings. We are looking for someone reliable, with de...

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum is looking for "Arboretum Ambassadors" to welcome visitors to our historic Wisner House on some Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Ambassadors are responsible for: Opening and closing the Wisn...

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Seasonal and Internships

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is looking for a children's education summer intern.  Description:This position will work directly with the Director of Education and Environmental Educators. Duties and responsibilities will vary ...

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Description:Like working outdoors? Interested in pursuing a career in horticulture? Want to learn about plants and horticulture techniques with hands-on experience? Under the supervision of the Lead Horticulturist, spr...

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum is looking for an event planning intern.  Description: This position will work directly with the Arboretum Office Manager and Executive Director. Duties and responsibilities will vary day to day bu...

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Description: This internship is for a non-profit, public garden located in Summit, NJ and will cover a variety of experiences. Working under the guidance of the Lead Horticulturist, the garden art intern(s) will design, ...

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