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Gardens of the Garden State: Part 4 Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Summit, New Jersey
© Gail A. Sisolak 2012

The Reeves-Reed Arboretum is 12.5-acres of magnificent natural beauty. Its estate and gardens represent design trends by prominent landscape architects of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

Distinct from a park, an arboretum is an educational conservancy promoting the awareness that the natural environment needs protection and deserves concern. Trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants are conserved and identified in their natural settings for study and appreciation. Native flora, new plant introductions and unusual specimens that can be grown in the region are on display.

This story was first published in the News Journal in 2007 under the byline of Gail A. Sisolak. All rights reserved.