The Arboretum Grounds will be closed all day on Sunday, April 18 for our annual festival, Daffodil Day. Registration for this festival will close at 10AM on Saturday. We will not be able to accommodate walk-ins due to COVID restrictions.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum offers 13.5 acres of natural beauty, including historic and contemporary gardens and six acres of woodland forest. Whether you are interested in gardening, hiking, art, bird watching, community involvement, or a place for quiet contemplation, the Arboretum has something for you. Photo courtesy of Stephen Harris, sph-photo.com.
Winter is here at the arboretum and the plants are adapting to colder days. Please scroll through our sliders below to see what is in bloom now!
Aquilegia canadensis 'Corbett', Columbine
Fothergilla gardenii , Dwarf Fothergilla
Pieris japonica 'Katsura' , Japanese Andromeda
Anemone blanda, Windflower
Helleborus 'Golden Lotus Strain', Hellebore
Scilla siberica, Siberian Squill
Magnolia soulangeana, Saucer Magnolia
Narcissus sp. , Daffodil
Helleborus x ballardiae 'Merlin' , Christmas Rose
Daphne × transatlantica 'Blafra' , Daphne
Magnolia stellata, Star Magnolia
Epimedium pinnatum ssp. colchicum , Barrenwort
Pulmonaria officinalis, Lungwort
Myosotis sylvatica, Forget-Me-Nots
Matteuccia struthiopteris , Ostrich Fern
Prunus 'Kwanzan', Japanese Flowering Cherry
Narcissus poeticus, Poet's Daffodil
Primula denticulata , Drumstick Primrose
Chionodoxa forbessii, Glory of the Snow
Epimedium rubrum, Barrenwort
Cercis canadensis, Eastern Redbud
Styrax obassia, Fragrant Snowbell
Baptisia australis, False Blue Indigo
Reeves-Reed Arboretum is dedicated to preserving the past and imagining the future of American gardening. Our landscapes include natural woodlands, open vistas that owe much to 19th century visionaries like Andrew Downing and Frederick Law Olmsted (Olmsted's partner Calvert Vaux actually produced the first design for the property), and more formal gardens that exemplify the Country Place movement of the early 20th century.
Three Reeves-Reed gardens are maintained as closely as possible to their original appearance, while the Time Capsule Garden moves through time and space.More Info »
From the bold plant combinations along the Welcome Walk to the more traditional Perennial Border, Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s many garden environments offer old and new.More Info »
There’s always something in season at Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Here are 9 plants you won't want to miss during your visit.More Info »
Several of our plants have won the Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Medal, the Garden Club of America's Plant of the Year award for native plants.More Info »
The Arboretum features almost 6 acres of woodland and nearly a mile of trails. Witness the tallest tulip poplar in Summit, as well as native shrubs and herbaceous plants.
The ‘Goatel’ will reopen next October, so come visit to the Arboretum to visit our friends from Rhinebeck, New York!More Info »
Reeves-Reed Arboretum is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Its estate and gardens represent design trends by prominent landscape architects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Lenni Lenape Native Americans passed through the property on their route from the coastal areas near Elizabeth, NJ to Schooley's Mountain, further inland. During the Revolutionary period, the area was adjacent to the Old Sow Revolutionary War Cannon and the Signal Beacon atop Beacon Hill. Learn more about these early eras, as well as the Wisners, the founding family of "The Clearing" (as the Arboretum was originally called) and the Reeves and Reed families.
Long before European settlers came to this region, it was inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Indians, a mobile, hunter-gatherer society.More Info »
The grounds of the Arboretum were once a bastion of resistance during the American Revolution.More Info »
From 1889 through the founding of the Arboretum in 1974, three families put their impress on the buildings and grounds that now comprise Reeves-Reed Arboretum.More Info »
Three distinguished landscape architects of the late 19th and early 20th centuries – Calvert Vaux, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Carl F. Pilat – left their mark at The Clearing.More Info »