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.
Spring has arrived at the arboretum. You won't want to miss how these plants are responding to the long, warm days of summer. Please click here for our blog about what is in bloom throughout the year!
Geranium 'Rozanne' , Cranesbill
Anemone 'Whirlwind', Japanese Anemone
Lobelia 'Monet Moment' , Pink Cardinal Flower
Rudbeckia hirta , Blackeyed Susan
Lespedeza thunbergii 'Spilt Milk', Bush Clover
Muhlenbergia capillaris , Pink Muhly Grass
Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy', Bluebeard
Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies', Aromatic Aster
Leonotis occymifolia 'Naivasha Apricot' , Lion's Ear
Impatiens auricoma 'Jungle Gold', African Impatiens
Schizachirium scoparium, Little Bluestem
Abelia monasensis , Fragrant Abelia
Daphne × transatlantica 'Blafra' , Daphne
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Little Spire' , Russian Sage
Agastache rupestris 'Apache Sunset', Threadleaf Hyssop
Coreopsis 'Full Moon', Tickseed
Leptodermis oblonga, Leptoderma
Begonia grandis, Hardy Begonia
Actaea racemosa, Black Cohosh
Various Roses, Susan Graham Reeves Rose Garden
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’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’ is reopening this 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 century – Calvert Vaux, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Carl F. Pilat – left their mark at The Clearing.More Info »
The new Wisner House art exhibit "wood wide web: trees as tonic", featuring nature-themed photographs and installation sculptures by eleven additional artists, will open on June 13, 2017 to the general public. Meanwhile, please visit "Flexibition by Flexitoons", original artwork, pre-production sketches and story boards, at the Hat Tavern!
wood wide web: trees as tonic - mixed-media work by renowned artist, Susan Stair, and featuring nature-themed photographs and installation sculptures by eleven additional artists.More Info »
Original Artwork, Pre-Production Sketches, and Story Boards
created by Master Puppeteers, Craig Marin and Olga Felgemacher.