After a winter filled with back-to-back nor’easters, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate the arrival of spring. Reeves-Reed Arboretum has a special event planned that the whole family can enjoy.
The Summit-based public garden and educational center is home to one of the largest daffodil collections in New Jersey, planted in the Arboretum’s glacially carved ‘kettle’ or bowl in the early 1900s by the original owners of the property, the Wisners.
Currently, the collection features more than 50,000 bulbs, which are the stars of the show each year on Daffodil Day, one of the most eagerly anticipated events at the Arboretum, which attracts visitors from all over the tri-state area.
This year, Daffodil Day celebrates the Earth on Sunday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
In the past, the day has included wonderful, family-friendly activities such as an outdoor farmer’s market with vendors and food trucks, and crafts and games for all.
Cost: Free for RRA Members and children under 3; For Non-Members $10/person or $25/family.
No pre-registration is required.
Please consider walking or biking to Daffodil Day! Honor Earth Weekend and enjoy the beauty of Summit by leaving your car at home. Bikers can avoid busy Hobart Avenue by taking quiet Hobart Road off of Whittredge Road, or Beacon Road and Ridge Road off of Fernwood Road. Extra bike racks will be on hand at the Arboretum.