Please note that Wisner House is open only by appointment during the month of January.  However, Arboretum Grounds, Visitors Center, Education Center and Greenhouse will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm every day.

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'Tis the Season to Thank You!

Months of hard work came full circle in December with our annual Holiday House Tour - a fundraising event that would not be possible without an army of amazing volunteers. This annual Arboretum tradition is one of the most eagerly anticipated holiday events in Summit, New Jersey and you may not realize it, but it utilizes the time, talents, and hard work of over one hundred volunteers!

Local businesses, vendors, garden clubs, donors, photographers, interns, neighbors, friends, and of c...

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Home for the Holidays

Nine years after Wisner House was built at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, New Jersey, two enterprising plant collectors and growers purchased land less than two miles away. Their names were John Lager and George Hurrell, and they had just taken the first step towards turning Summit into the de facto orchid capital of the United States.

For 81 years, the owners and staff of Lager and Hurrell collect...

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Seasonal Salad tasting at Celebrate Fall

October 23rd was a beautiful crisp Fall day on which the Arboretum hosted its annual "Celebrate Fall" festival. This was my first experience at this wonderful event for families, children and teens.


The theme of this year's festival was "It's Harvest Time" and being the resident Square Foot Gardener in charge of growing vegetables and herbs, I was asked to create a special tasting for our guests to sample at the event. Inspired by some of the cool weather crops which can be found...

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