Saturday, May 17, 2008

Pictures from my Mothers' Day Visit to Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, New Jersey

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is one of my favorite botanical gardens (click on any images for the full picture).

While Chanticleer and Wave Hill are ever-inspiring, Reeves-Reed and Willowwood Arboretum have the benefit of being local.

Being only ten minutes away from Chatham in Summit, New Jersey, I get to visit Reeves-Reed frequently to see what's new.

Further, being in my identical gardening zone (6b), I know it will work in my garden if it works at Reeves-Reed.

Also, being of a more modest scale, they have a lot that is applicable to the home gardener.

From the website:

"The Reeves-Reed Arboretum is a suburban conservancy dedicated to environmental and horticultural education for children and adults...

and to the enjoyment of nature through the professional care and preservation of a historic country estate. Reeves-Reed Arboretum has 5-1/2 acres of formal gardens.

The gardens represent design trends of the early 20th century.

A map of the Arboretum grounds and description of the grounds are available.

Also we have a wildflower guide depicting some of the many flowers that can be found at Reeves-Reed Arboretum."

Related posts: Living and Gardening Around Chatham, New Jersey, A Visit to Chanticleer in Wayne, Pennsylvania

3 comments:

jim/ArtofGardening said...

It's easy to forget why they call it the Garden State. Nice pictures.

heirloomgardener said...

Jim, coming from you, that is quite a compliment--you have the best pictures.

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

Best pictures? Why, thank you very much! I work with photographers all the time, and have learned from them.

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