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50th Anniversary

Here in Summit, people generally don't call us by our full name, "Reeves-Reed Arboretum." Usually, when you hear locals speak of this place, they just mention "the arboretum" -- and anyone who is a local knows exactly what that means. RRA is intertwined with the history of Summit and ...

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Creating Community Partnership with GRACE

It is said that gardening creates community. And this pleasant saying rings true each time that I tend and nurture a growing garden.

Oftentimes, as I’m tending the Children’s Square Foot Garden in front of the Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Education Center, I get many curious onlookers who are interested in what’s growing. Ultimately, they ask what’s my role at the Arboretum – they wonder whether I’m on staff or am I a volunteer?  My answer is always the same - I tell t...

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SO MUCH HISTORY

SO MUCH HISORY

I am sure many of you know the history of Reeves Reed Arboretum’s wonderful daffodil bowl and how the families who owned this property have maintained it. However, there is an even older history of 165 Hobart Avenue that is intriguing and fascinating.

During the American Revolutionary War, the militia activity of New Jersey was a vital part of the war effor...

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