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,

So many of us associate the fall season as a winding down of the year. We shelve our short sleeve shirts and sandals, trade the beach gear for school gear, put up storm windows and focus on hunkering down for the cold weather ahead.

And although we'll spend a bit of time this fall cleaning up the gardens and putting 'to bed' our flower and vegetable beds, the next few months at Reeves-Reed Arboretum are nothing close to hunkering down.

What's new this fall, you ask (and I'm glad you did)? Here's just a few items to tease your imagination:

  • September 29, the first annual RRA OKTOBERFEST! Complete with dirndl and lederhosen. Beers and brats, polka and pints - whatever you call it, expect a lot of fun at this sure to be recurring seasonal event!
  • Fall In Love With Trees - 4-part series of lectures on trees, partnering with the City of Summit's Shade Tree Advisoty Committee, starting September 12.
  • Meet-the-Artist Reception for Karen Fitzgerald 360° - Cosmic Landscape Revelations, on September 19. Don't miss this opportunity to get the artist's personal perspective on her extraordinary work.
  • Bus trip to the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, October 16. Get a bird's-eye view of the forest from 50 feet up, perched on a canopy walk high above the ground - simply thrilling!
  • CELEBRATE FALL, October 20 - our annual autumn festival when we welcome back our herd of 'green goats', enjoy the golden autumn colors and crisp weather, and sample some yummy fare from our many vendors. With Halloween right around the corner, families can explore our Spooky Trail and decorate a pumpkin.

All this and more. Simply go to our website for more information and to register. Don't miss out on the fun. Hunkering down....indeed!!

See you in the garden,

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


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

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

Holiday Decor/Floral Design assistant needed for a short-term position this holiday season for a non-profit arboretum in Summit, NJ. Job description: To create holiday wreaths and centerpieces to sell during RRA's fundra...

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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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