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!
THE GOATS ARE BACK!
Goat Grazing and Gazing at Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Summit, NJ Everyone's been asking, "When will the goats be coming back to the Arboretum?" Well, mark your calendars because the goats return to Reeves-Reed on Thursday, October 15!
With your help, we are bringing Larry Cihanek's 'green goats' back to clear the historic Daffodil Bowl. The 'kids' you met on Daffodil Day last April have grown and are ready for a repeat performance as nature's lawnmowers. Why goats? "Goats eat all day," says RRA's Executive Director Frank Juliano. "And what a wonderful way to engage and educate our community about an eco-friendly process that ordinarily takes months of hard, hand labor to achieve."
In addition to treating the goats to a non-stop buffet, the Arboretum's education and horticulture staff will use this opportunity to encourage other eco-land management practices. And, as an added incentive, visitors will be offered the chance to sponsor a goat and help support the Arboretum's "green goats initiative." Just go to our website and click on the "green goats" link, and for $25 per goat, you can send a "kid" to the Arboretum, and receive your very own official certificate of 'good goatsmanship.'
Of course, your sponsorship is fully tax-deductible.
Once again, the goats will arrive on Thursday, October 15 and will be on hand for about two weeks. They will certainly be the featured "guests" during the Arboretum's annual CELEBRATE FALL festival on October 25.
For more information, please check our website, www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call the office at 908-273-8787.
About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as an historic public garden, education resource, and non-profit conservancy, 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.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum...more ways to experience nature.