The Arboretum Grounds, including the Visitors Center and all trails, will close at 12 noon on Saturday, October 24 for our Oktoberfest. Please join us!

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MLK Day Program

On MLK Day, we once again participated in the amazing array of events offered by Shaping Summit Together.  A dedicated group of volunteers worked outside "Clearing the Way for Spring" with our Horticulture Department, while in the Education Center, volunteers made nature-inspired Valentine's Day cards from recycled materials. During the course of the morning, over 70 enthusiastic and compassionate volunteers of all ages stopped in to "Reuse, Recycle, and Reach Out." We were wowed by the insp...

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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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Home for the Holidays

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...

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