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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

G R O W

Dear Friends,

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings us a feeling of peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. So I start this New Year letter to you with my deepest appreciation for all your encouragement and support in 2017, and to look with eager eyes and anticipation to all that's before us in the coming year.

There's a simple formula that I'm sharing with you for 2018. Coincidentally, for all of us who work in nature, it spells out GROW.

G - goal                   What's our goal(s) for this year? Simply put, it's to continue the growth, the outreach, and the initiatives that have moved us so far ahead from any previous expectations - chief amongst them, our job readiness program working with the homeless, and to fully fund and realize Phase Two of our Accessibility Project.

R - reality                  Our reality is that we now host over 100,000 visitors annually. In 2017, we were voted the "Best Garden in New Jersey," and in March we will be presented with the 2018 Good Neighbor Award from the Suburban Chamber of Commerce. We are embarking on a legacy of service that will be the hallmark of Reeves-Reed Arboretum for years to come.

O - options              In viewing an enhanced future, in planning a vision, we must always anticipate the unforeseen. Opportunity favors the prepared. I know how talented, how committed, and how passionate the RRA team is, and so I trust in their good judgment, experience and wisdom.

W - what's next?   That's where you come in. All we do is only possible with your participation and especially your trust. Vision without execution is just hallucination. We need you!

With affection and appreciation,

Past Letters from the Director

Board of Trustees

  • Suzanne David - President
  • Ellen Dickson - Vice President
  • Pam Gumport - Treasurer
  • Jay Brinkerhoff - Secretary
  • Frank Juliano - Executive Director
  • Holly Brown
  • Gregory Drummond
  • Mary Kent
  • Pascal Lalonde
  • Nick McKee
  • Sandra McTernan
  • Eric Mendelsohn
  • Sarah Munroe
  • Mary Parker
  • Hadley Peterson
  • Monica Richter
  • Peter Simone
  • Kathleen Butler Smith
  • Toby Wesson
  • Ruth Zamoyta

Trustee Emeriti

  • Mrs. J. Kent Blair
  • 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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Do you enjoy interacting with visitors and spending time in a lovely, peaceful setting? Be a welcoming, informative Arboretum presence in our ground floor gallery between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on Saturdays and/or Sundays....

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Seasonal and Internships

Are you a champion of the environment? Interested in helping save humanity? Passionate about protecting the biodiversity of earth's fragile ecosystem? Description: This internship is for a non-profit, environmental conse...

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Are you a champion of the environment? Interested in helping save humanity? Passionate about protecting the biodiversity of earth's fragile ecosystem? Description: This internship is for a non-profit, public garden locat...

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Are you a champion of the environment? Interested in helping save humanity? Passionate about protecting the biodiversity of earth's fragile ecosystem? Description: Working under the guidance of the Lead Horticulturist, t...

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Description: This position will work directly with the Arboretum Office Manager. Duties and responsibilities will vary day to day but will likely include: Assist in planning and executing social media campaigns Identify...

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Sponsors

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