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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,

Letter from the Director

Dear Friends,

If we listen, if we watch, we learn from nature that all things change. And change is good. Change leads to growth.

My dear friends at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, I have announced my retirement as Executive Director, effective June 30, 2020. I have served as director for eight years and have loved every minute. The growth we've shared here, the successes we've experienced together, and the dreams we continue to envision, have made this place more relevant, more powerful, and more fun than we've ever imagined. This is our reality – an Arboretum, a public garden and environmental education center that leads the way in serving the broadest community, that recognizes the importance of social justice as reflected in our programming and our inclusivity.

In order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first. Thank you all for feeding my dreams and allowing me and the extraordinary Arboretum team to realize the possibilities. To my board and colleagues, please know that my career choices have allowed me the power of vision, knowledge, access and the platform to serve others. But first, the opportunity had to be there – thank you for the gift of opportunity.

I've learned, from some very dear friends, that I'm not retiring, I'm re-wiring. What and how that plays out will be part of my new and exciting journey. But when you're free to move, anything is possible.

Last and certainly not least, I'm happy to announce that my successor will be our own award-winning Director of Education, Jackie Kondel. With your support, I know that she will count on your shared past, your shared history and your shared love of nature to bring Reeves-Reed Arboretum to new and wonderful heights.

With my deepest appreciation,

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
  • Jaime 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

    2017 Total Income $2,598,440
  • Public Support %43
  • Program Services %20
  • Interest & Dividends %3
  • Special Events %14
  • Donations & Services %20
  • Miscellaneous %0

2017 Financial Report

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    2018 Total Income $2,475,431
  • Public Support %47
  • Program Services %18
  • Interest & Dividends %2
  • Special Events %17
  • Donations & Services %16
  • Miscellaneous %0

2018 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

The Curatorial Director of Horticulture & Facilities is a hands-on position requiring a strong combination of horticultural expertise, scholarship and administrative skills. With a small staff, this position requires...

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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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