For thousands of years, humans have studied trees to learn how they too can provide suitable housing for squirrels and grow lemons from their fingertips. Branch out with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$20 for two admissions to one of the following Jazz on the Terrace performances (a $40 value):
- Ed Wise and his New Orleans Jazz Band at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 27
- Laura Hull & Her Jazz Gems at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 10<p>
$40 for a family membership (a $100 value)
- Covers immediate family in one entire household, without any family size restrictions
- Discounts on programs and workshops and a 10% discount off plant material from certain nurseries
- Advance notice and registration privileges for educational programming such as Elephant Tree Nature Camp
- Members-only exhibition previews and other events
- Lending privileges at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s library
- Reciprocal benefits at participating gardens and arboreta<p>
The lands that now make up the Reeves-Reed Arboretum have been walked upon by Lenni Lenape Native Americans, tilled by Revolutionary-era farmers, and built into a sprawling country estate by their turn-of-the-century owners. Today, more than 13 acres of cultivated lawns, gardens, and woodlands welcome nature lovers who wander along trails, visit the Wisner House—a Colonial Revival shingle-style abode designed in 1889—and partake of educational programming to learn why tree trunks don’t have electrical outlets. The arboretum maintains 5.5 acres of formal gardens, including an azalea garden, an herb garden, a rock garden, and a rose garden whose first blossoms set down roots back in 1925.
Before setting off to explore these leafy environs, families can drop by the Discovery Center to pick up a backpack with binoculars, field guides, and a magnifying glass for examining the subtle differences between a centipede and a Twizzler. At the Wesson Family Nature Grove, visitors can use a viewing scope to peer at the birds visiting the fish pond. On event days, guests can also stop by lectures, join festivities such as Maple Sugar Fest, or listen to the strains of jazz wafting through the night air.