The Arboretum Grounds, including the Visitors Center and all trails, are open from 7AM to 7PM. Please follow social distancing guidelines. On Friday, October 2, the grounds will close at 4PM for the Great American Backyard Campout.

Winter - A Great Time To Volunteer!

"No winter lasts forever. No spring skips its turn." Hal Borland

This time of year, the chilly, dark winter has many of us staying inside with our fuzzy blankets, hot cocoa and Netflix.  The spring seems like it will never arrive.  If you’re experiencing a bit of the winter blues (and binge-watching another series,) we have a solution that will benefit you - and the Arboretum.  Winter Ground Force is back!

Julieanne, our Lead Horticulturist, has revived Winter Ground Force for 2020.  Typically, our popular Ground Force sessions run spring through fall.  Winter Ground Force has been hibernating for a few years…but now it’s back!  Volunteers will have the opportunity to work in our fabulous greenhouse, as well as on the grounds, throughout the winter.  Our first session, on an unseasonably warm January 12th, focused on planting daffodils in our Cut Flowers Garden!

Winter Ground Force is being offered on Thursdays (ages 18 and over) and Sundays (ages 14 and older, or ages 12-13 with an adult) from 1:30pm-3:30pm Click here to view available dates and to register.  Registration is required in case of weather cancellations!   

And here’s a “sweet” bonus winter volunteer opportunity: Maple Sugaring Fest, Sunday, March 1st (rain date March 8th.) We are looking for volunteers from 12:30pm-4:30pm to help with this family friendly festival.  Email t.cassin@reeves-reedarboretum.org to register or for more information.

*Last year at Reeves-Reed Arboretum we had more than 200 people volunteer more than 5000 hours!  Reeves-Reed could not be the beautiful, special place it is without the support of our valued volunteers. 

We’ll see you in the garden…or greenhouse!