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A Kid’ll Eat Ivy, Too

This Iranian jar is almost 6,000 years old. It depicts the Persian, or Bezoar, Ibex – the ancestor of our domesticated goat. While our modern goats have horns, the bezoar ibex has the largest horns, considered in proportion to body weight, of any animal in the world. The enormous horns, and the characteristic beard (from which we get the word "goatee"), are beautifully represented. The ibex's distinctive form and trophy-worthy horns have made it the object of hunters for millennia. Today, t...

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Blank Canvas

In 1916, the property that is now Reeves-Reed Arboretum changed hands. The Wisner family, who built the house that currently serves as the heart of the Arboretum (and bears the family's name), sold the property to John and Susan Reeves. About six months after the Reeves moved into their new home, the United States entered the first World War, which had already been raging for nearly three years. It was the end of an era in every sense of the word. But the end of one era marks the beginning of...

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'Tis the Season to Thank You!

Months of hard work came full circle in December with our annual Holiday House Tour - a fundraising event that would not be possible without an army of amazing volunteers. This annual Arboretum tradition is one of the most eagerly anticipated holiday events in Summit, New Jersey and you may not realize it, but it utilizes the time, talents, and hard work of over one hundred volunteers!

Local businesses, vendors, garden clubs, donors, photographers, interns, neighbors, friends, and of c...

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