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Nine years after Wisner House was built at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, New Jersey, two enterprising plant collectors and growers purchased land less than two miles away. Their names were John Lager and George Hurrell, and they had just taken the first step towards turning Summit into the de facto orchid capital of the United States.
For 81 years, the owners and staff of Lager and Hurrell collect...
Mo, Larry & Curly… have joined the staff of Reeves-Reed Arboretum!
That’s right – we’ve added a dozen+ goats to our staff this month, including the above mentioned adorable (Nubian) triplets! Our grazing friends from Green-Goats in Rhinebeck, NY will help us clear away a year's worth of wildflower growth, invasive vines and weeds. This environmentally friendly vegetation removal process will allow for the annual restoration and replanting of the Daffodil Bowl with ...
Wednesday evening, July 27, at Reeves-Reed Arboretum
For a week straight we all suffered from high heat and humidity. Staff, visitors and even the flowers in the gardens seem to move and sway in a slow motion stupor. Yet, at 7 pm Wednesday evening, July 27, with 250 people gathered at the Arboretum, as the chords of Val Vigoda’s electric violin sounded, the grounds of the Arboretum suddenly awakened. Dancers elegantly moved from the uppe...