Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suzette S
Clark, NJ448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Have visited Reeves- Reed Arboretum several times even after a rain fall and it’s absolutely beautiful!
Enjoy exploring and finding the new art installations throughout the arboretum!
The flower blooms are stunning!!!

Free to enter.
Small parking lot available.
Activities and festivities posted on social media!

Highly recommend!
Written 6 May 2023
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Barbara S
Scotch Plains, NJ10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Free, but accept donations. The daffodil display in April is not to be missed! Over 50,000 bulbs plants to commemorate 9-11. Meandering wooded walk, places to sit and enjoy a bite to eat (that you bring!).
Written 14 July 2022
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MitchPhyllis65
Morristown, NJ6,768 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
My wife and I visited Reeves-Reed Arboretum in the middle of April to see 50,000+ daffodils growing in the estate’s garden. We’ve been here before but not in spring time. This time we checked out the greenhouse besides walking the grounds. This is a lovely arboretum to end the winter months and welcome the spring flowers.
Written 15 April 2022
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frumtraveler613
East Stroudsburg, PA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
Reeves Reed Arboretum is a great fall foliage activity! Their beautiful grounds full of a variety of trees and flowers made for a wonderful nature lovers experience. I particularly liked the herb garden,with a wide variety of herbs such as sage, mint, oregano,parsley etc. Plan to spend an hour or so from beginning to end. Lots of quiet, cute resting places where you can spend time just relaxing and enjoying nature.
Written 9 November 2021
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TheExplorerFamily
Somerset, NJ7,103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This was a pretty 13.5 acre Arboretum which turned out to be a really nice oasis to spend a few afternoon hours exploring and appreciating the beauty of nature. We came here specifically to view the thousands of Daffodils in the “Daffodil Bowl” -- an area perfectly suited for viewing thousands of those gorgeous spring flowers from several angles. So many of them in one place just took our breath away. And being ardent fans of William Wordworth, it was our little piece of heaven to be blown away taking pictures of us “tossing our heads in sprightly dance”.

The Greenhouse was closed on the day that we visited, but we are not that far away, and will plan to visit again this fall. However, on this particular sunny day, tons of other flowers were in bloom and walking around the meandering paths, wooded trails, natural beauty, and the well-maintained gardens was indeed very enjoyable for our family of four adults.

We particularly liked the fact that the place was not overly crowded even though it was a Sunday, and our fellow nature lovers were extremely polite, and diligent about social distancing and wearing masks.

Absolutely worth a visit.
Written 6 May 2021
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,835 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Reed-Reeves Arboretum is a former country estate. The former estate encompasses prominent late 19th and early 20th century landscape architecture. Much of the landscape design can be attributed to Calvert Vaux who partnered with Fredrick Law Olmstead in it's design.

Before visiting I suggest downloading the online map which show the layout of the gardens and hiking trails. Admission is free but a $5 donation would be appreciated. Note that all the Reed-Reeves Arboretum buildings are closed with the exception of the Wisner House Gallery which is open on the weekends. The arboretum opens at 7 am and closes at 7 pm. As you approach the entrance gate pull-up until the sensor is activated and opens the gate up.

Some of the gardens and trails are handicapped friendly but not all. There are some ramps, and paved paths. Accessible public restrooms are located in the Wisner House on the weekends, The Stackhouse Educational Center restrooms are closed to the general public. Service dogs are permitted in the arboretum.

You can take a self-guided tour, a free guided tour on Saturdays (10:30-1:30) or a Historic Group tour.

Art exhibits are featured in the Wisner House Gallery. April features the daffodil bowl display. June-October features art in the garden with various sculptures. There are historical exhibits in the Garden Library Lounge.

Social distancing is advised , masks and other COVID-19 precautions are suggested and from what I seen, followed.
Written 29 September 2020
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anthonyc776
Berkeley Heights, NJ19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Nice weather? Consider a nature walk through this free, non-profit arboretum. Well-maintained paths guide you through garden landscapes around a historic house with all kinds of trees, shrubs, flowers, and herbs. Get some ideas for your own garden. Take some pictures. Staff is friendly. There's an art gallery. There are activities for kids. You can get a guided tour. Some places were closed either due to Covid, or seasonal scheduling. So check info for hours, monthly scheduled events, etc. There is some parking.
Written 20 September 2020
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Dotty K
Haddonfield, NJ103 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It was cold on the day I arrived, but I stopped into the Visitor Center and picked up a map of the property and looked at some displays of potted plants and used the touch screens to see what this place offered. Then I walked over to the Wisner House. Because it was a weekend, the house wasn't open, but I did peek into the windows and saw the temporary artwork on display. I also looked at subtropical, tropical, and desert plants in the greenhouse.
Written 7 March 2020
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Gail B
Birmingham, MI40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Spent maybe an hour max walking through the gardens and woodland trails on a Fall day. Came across goats eating, and we were impressed mostly by the huge tulip tree and black oak, and maple trees.
Written 14 October 2019
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Tom Sulcer
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
My wife and I live in Summit and saw the signs for the 'Oktoberfest' for Sunday September 30th. I had been to the arboretum years back with my kids and remember walking around the hilly grounds, looking at plants, maybe there was a deer or two? It's a pretty property with plants and shrubs and trees. There's no onsite parking although it's possible to park on Hobart and walk. So I returned, expecting to walk around the grounds, point at plants, maybe take a picture or two. The first clue I had that something was amiss was this: where were all the cars? and the people? It looked empty for their Oktoberfest celebration. So we walk in and the man at the booth says "$100 entrance fee". Seriously? I thought he had been joking. What would we get for our $100 fee? Unlimited beer, a bratwurst hot dog, and a pretzel, and shall we say 'ambling privileges' (walking around the hilly grounds and take a photo or two). $100? Seriously? I can buy beer for $1 at the A&P, and guess what -- I have plants in my backyard that I can take photos of. I can only drink one beer at the most anyway. So we left, laughing and wondering: so what's with the Arboretum?
Written 30 September 2019
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