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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,

Meet The Supremes!

I'm not referring to the classic '62 girl group pop album of the same name but rather something more timely and immediate. Meet six amazing ladies whose efforts, both individually and collectively, have set the bar high for leadership and service in this community. Six women whose commitment to good works is tinged with an air of supreme confidence, and whose humility makes space for new possibilities. Allow me to introduce you to The Summit Supremes - Muggins Badgley, Millie Cooper, Betse Gump, Gail Malin, Susan Watts, and Betsy Wesson - this year's honorees at ART in the Garden, June 8.

I don't believe there are many in this community unfamiliar with or who haven't been touched by these passionate ladies. They have selflessly served or continue to serve and support such organizations as the Junior League of Summit, the Visual Arts Center, Overlook Hospital, and of course, Reeves-Reed Arboretum. In fact, without their initial support and vision, and now their continued maintenance, there would probably have never been an Arboretum in Summit.

You know them, either personally or by reputation. They don't give to get. They give to inspire others to give. They do things right, and do the right things. They are your family, your neighbors, and your friends. They are "you" by example. And now we ask you to join the Trustees and the Staff of Reeves-Reed Arboretum, in publicly recognizing and acknowledging their service.

Come to ART in the Garden on June 8 and meet the Supremes!

Cheers,

Past Letters from the Director

Board of Trustees

  • Pascal Lalonde - President
  • Monica Richter - Vice President
  • Pam Gumport - Treasurer
  • Tom Ucko - Secretary
  • Frank Juliano - Executive Director
  • Jay Brinkerhoff
  • Suzanne David
  • Gregory Drummond
  • Lisa Hatch
  • Laura Hughes
  • Elizabeth Keil
  • Mary Kent
  • Sherry Kerrigan
  • Lori Leiter
  • Sandra McTernan
  • Sarah Munroe
  • Zander Oldendorp
  • Lauren Pardo
  • Mary Parker
  • Donna Patel
  • Peter Simone
  • Melissa Spurr
  • Toby Wesson
  • Ruth Zamoyta

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

Staff

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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Careers

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, 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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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, inte...

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Description: Working under the guidance of the Lead Horticulturist, this position would include weekly visits to the Arboretum to photograph and visually document all areas of the grounds, installations, events, etc. Pho...

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Sponsors

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