Because plants are jealous of our ability to live indoors, they attempt to infiltrate our finest mansions and universities by slowly climbing stony facades. Visit a place built specifically to contain these floral strivers with today’s Groupon to Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get family admission to Daffodil Day on Sunday, April 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (a $20 value).
- For $30, you get an individual membership (a $65 value).
- For $50, you get a family membership (a $100 value).
Originally established in the late 1800s as a private estate garden, the historic Reeves-Reed Arboretum went public in 1974 and is now home to more than 13 acres of lovingly cultivated botanical landscaping. Nature enthusiasts can traipse through six acres of woodlands teeming with native carbon-dioxide scrubbers, and Jane Austen larpers can stroll through 5.5 acres of formal gardens blooming with azaleas, award-winning roses, and a Tibetan-style herb garden.
A membership to Reeves-Reed Arboretum includes year-round admission for individuals or, at the family level, parents, children, and sardonic robot butlers residing in the same household. Members also get discounts on programs and workshops, access to members-only exhibition previews, a 10% discount on plants from select local nurseries, and access to the arboretum library and its collection of books on gardening, botany, and methods for bioengineering tulips to perform basic household chores. Peripatetic plant enthusiasts can use their member benefits at other participating gardens and arboreta.
Plant-loving commitment-phobes can skip the membership and enjoy family admission to Daffodil Day on Sunday, April 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The floral fest features live music, crafts for kids, pony rides, and a display of more than 40,000 daffodils, poised to revolt the moment they perfect their mind-controlling pollen formula.