Plan Your Visit to the Arboretum

Everything you need for an enjoyable day

Some of the many activities available when visiting:

  • Stroll our historic grounds and display gardens.
  • Experience the Daffodil Bowl, filled with thousands of blooms throughout April.
  • Grab a Healthy Hike map and take a walk on our woodland trails.
  • View art exhibits in the Wisner House gallery.
  • From June to October, explore our Art in the Garden exhibit of outdoor sculpture.
  • Enjoy our summer concert series, Sounds of a Summer Night.
  • Enjoy spectacular fall foliage as well as the Perennial Border's final performance of autumn blooms.
  • Explore the historic exhibit in the Garden Library & Lounge.
  • Rent a backpack on Discovery Saturdays and investigate the flora and fauna of RRA!

Accessibility for All:  Much of the historic gardens and indoor spaces of Reeves-Reed Arboretum are accessible to all our visitors, with ramps and paved pathways for easy maneuverability. However, due to the garden's naturally varied topography, portions of our historical site may not be easily accessed without assistance.  We do not have wheelchairs available for rent onsite.  Reeves-Reed Arboretum offers:

  • Limited wheelchair-accessible parking onsite
  • Accessible public restrooms in Wisner House and the Stackhouse Education Center
  • Accessibility to the Visitors Center, Welcome Walk, Perennial Border, Wisner House Gallery, Wisner House Library and Patio.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum strives to make every visitor welcome to our grounds and buildings, and plans are underway to increase accessibility for all. When planning your visit, please let us know if there is any service we can provide to make your experience more pleasant.  If you are arriving by car, please pull up very close until the automatic gate opens.

PLEASE NOTE: We are beginning construction on Phase 1 of our Accessibility Project to make the Arboretum fully safe and available to everyone who visits. Our parking lot may occasionally be closed during this time. Street parking is available on Hobart Avenue. Please read street parking regulation signs. We are sorry for any inconvenience. The Arboretum grounds remain open daily 9:00 am-4:00 pm and all classes, workshops and events are running as scheduled.

Map of Gardens and Hiking Trails

Use this map to find a particular building or garden, or get to know the general layout of the Arboretum. Zoom out for hiking trails.


Hours & Rates

The Arboretum grounds and the Visitors Center are open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from November 1 through March 31, and from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm from April 1 through October 31.

The Stackhouse Education Center welcomes families Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and most Saturdays between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm from March through November (please check our calendar for specific Saturdays).

Wisner House is open to the public Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and closed on Saturdays and Sundays except for special events.

Office Hours

  • Sunday
    closed
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    10 am - 4 pm
  • Wednesday
    10 am - 4 pm
  • Thursday
    10 am - 4 pm
  • Friday
    10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday
    closed

Rates

  • All Visitors
    FREE
  • Suggested Donation
    $5

Our Suggested Donation is per visitor.

Please consider a membership. Members also receive discounts on events and classes

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Other Info

There is restricted access during special events. Signs will be posted to let you know.

The entrance gate opens automatically. Pull your car up slowly to trigger the sensor. As you pass Wisner House on your right, parking is straight ahead. The one-way exit brings you out to Hobart Avenue again.

Dogs are not allowed except for service animals.

If you are bringing food, we ask that you please take all garbage with you and leave no trace behind.

Photography permits are required. See the Policies section below for photography permit.

Tour & Explore

Once a country estate, Reeves-Reed Arboretum is now a 13.5 acre public garden listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. Its estate and gardens represent design trends by prominent late 19th and early 20th century landscape architects, including Calvert Vaux, a partner of Frederick Law Olmsted. Want to know more? Join us for a tour!

Self-guided tour at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Self-Guided Tour

Enjoy a leisurely self-guided walk through the Arboretum grounds.

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Free Saturday Tours at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Free Saturday Tours

Free guided tours of the Arboretum take place Saturdays at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm from May through October.

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Horticulture and History tour at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Horticulture and History Group Tour

This 45-60 minute guided group tour is a great way to experience the beauty, diversity and horticultural significance of Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

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"A Day at Two Gardens" tour

"A Day at Two Gardens" Group Tour

Visit two of New Jersey's premier historic public gardens, Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit and Greenwood Gardens in Short Hills.

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Discovery Saturdays at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Discovery Saturdays

Make a discovery at the Arboretum and enjoy a unique family experience.

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Group tours for children at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Children's Group Tours

Tours designed for students and scout groups provide an inspiring, interactive educational experience that will perfectly complement classroom instruction.

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Directions

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Reeves-Reed Arboretum

165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Get Directions!

908-273-8787
info@reeves-reedarboretum.org

Policies

Please respect the beauty of the 13.5 acres which encompass Reeves-Reed Arboretum by following the policies below.