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DAFFODIL DAY at Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Breaks all records!
Summit, NJ Sunday, April 19, was the annual spring celebration at Reeves-Reed Arboretum called Daffodil Day, and what a day it was! For those not familiar with this eagerly anticipated community-wide event, the Arboretum is the home of one the largest daffodil collections in New Jersey. The collection, planted in the Arboretum's glacially carved 'kettle' or bowl, was started in the early 1900s by the original owners of the property, the Wisners. Successive owners, the Reeves and Reeds, added to the collection and new bulbs continue to be planted every year. Today the collection boasts more than 50,000 bulbs. The Arboretum hosted almost 1500 visitors for Daffodil Day 2015 breaking all records for any event in the history of Reeves-Reed Arboretum. Please check out this link to a short video of the day's events: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlbV8w2U3sU&feature=youtu.be
The Arboretum staff, headed by Director of Children's Education Jackie Kondel, and Environmental Educator, Lisa Martin, along with a crew of trusty volunteers, offered a day of wonderful, family-friendly activities such as an outdoor farmer's market with vendors and food trucks, and crafts and games for all. An added special treat was the return visit of Larry and Ann, of the Green Goats project in Rhinebeck, NY, with their newest brood of baby goats. Children and adults alike ooooh'd and aaaaaah'd over the sweetest new additions to the herd.
Daffodil Day 2015 was made possible, in part, by support from Davies Insurance Management, Iannella Landscape and Paving, Reliable Office Systems & Services, and through the continued underwriting support of Investors Bank.
For more information about the events, programs and workshops at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, please visit our website at www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call 908-273-8787 x 1515.
About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum seeks to engage, educate and enrich the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from dawn till dusk, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.