Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Daffodil Day - April 10th

Daffodil Day at the Reeves-Reed Arboretum is April 10th and less than two weeks away! We in Northeastern USA are very anxious for spring. We have had an unusually brutal winter with snow still on the ground and have yet to put away our winter wear. That said, spring is ever faithful and will not disappoint us. At the Reeves-Reed Arboretum in Summit, NJ the daffodils are on track to make their annual event not one to miss! Come join us April 10th (1-4pm).

Reeves-Reed Arboretum view of the Wisner House from the Daffodil Bowl

About the Daffodil Bowl
The  Arboretum’s paved serpentine walk overlooks a roll of land ending in a glacial bowl that each year hosts over 30,000 daffodils blooming sequentially throughout April in this naturalized setting. The bowl or kettle is a depression that remained after the Wisconsin glacier retreated some 17,000 years ago. The Wisner’s (first owners) planted daffodils on the property, but when the Reeves purchased The Clearing (name of the property before it became Reeves-Reed Arboretum) in 1916, it was Susie Reeves who expanded the collection. The daffodils constitute the first major spring display that prompts the steady flow of visitors throughout the Arboretum growing season.
Information adapted  from The Clearing on the Hill – The Story of Reeves-Reed Arboretum by Betty McAndrews

Daffodil Day -- April 10th (1-4 pm)
Over 40,000 daffodils
·  Performance by the Oak Knoll Ensemble
·  Container Gardening with herbs and tea sampling in the Herb Garden
·  Crafts, Victorian games and pony cart rides for children
·  Hat parade
·  Refreshments at the new Tea Rose CafĂ©
·  Photos by Bruce Lorenz among the daffodils

"Impressions of a Garden," solo exhibition by Lisa Palombo -- March 10th- May12th

Reeves-Reed Arboretum 165 Hobart Ave. Summit, NJ

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