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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,

When I arose the other morning to find it snowing, it was a wake-up call that autumn is winding down and winter is on its way. Now that our fall events are past, it's time to start thinking about the holidays. I know, some of you are probably thinking "Bah Humbug!", but we have some things planned that will turn even the Grinch's scowl into a smile!

On December 13 we will be holding our first annual Festival of Trees, A Multicultural Celebration of the Holidays. There will be arts and crafts that celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the Solstice; musical entertainment; as well as food trucks; and, holiday vendors. The highlight of the festival, however, will be over 20 festive trees placed around the grounds decorated by you!

We are also making it easier for you to decorate your home. This year you can order holiday wreaths and arrangements ahead of time. Handcrafted by talented horticulture staff and volunteers using fresh cut greens from the grounds these items will add a touch of holiday spirit to any home!

More details on these events can be found below and on our website. As I sit here finishing my letter, I'd like to leave you with a favorite quote of mine for this time of year: "Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go" - author unknown.

Until next time,

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Jackie Kondel

Past Letters from the Director

Board of Trustees

  • Pascal Lalonde - President
  • Monica Richter - Vice President
  • Jay Brinkerhoff - Treasurer
  • Tom Ucko - Secretary
  • Jackie Kondel - Executive Director
  • Jay Brinkerhoff
  • Suzanne David
  • Lisa Hatch
  • Laura Hughes
  • Elizabeth Keil
  • Mary Kent
  • Sherry Kerrigan
  • Lori Leiter
  • Jaime Levine
  • Sandra McTernan
  • Sarah Munroe
  • Zander Oldendorp
  • 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

Staff

Financial Reports

Sources of Income

    2019 Total Income $1,223,883
  • Public Support %53
  • Program Services %15
  • Interest & Dividends %3
  • Special Events %15
  • Donations & Services %14
  • Miscellaneous %0

2019 Financial Report

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    2018 Total Income $965,866
  • Public Support %43
  • Program Services %20
  • Interest & Dividends %3
  • Special Events %14
  • Donations & Services %20
  • Miscellaneous %0

2018 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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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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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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Do you scour Google Images and Pinterest for new and creative decorating ideas? Do you have a passion for flower arrangements and interior decorating? Do you want experience on your résumé to help you with a floral des...

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