Flower Power


at Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s Annual Daffodil Day Festival!

As winter melts away and the sun begins to warm the earth, there’s no better way to welcome the arrival of spring than by reveling in the beauty of one of nature’s first spring blooms – daffodils!

Reeves-Reed Arboretum invites the community to join in the festivities of its annual Daffodil Day Festival on Sunday, April 14, from 11 am to 3 pm, a vibrant celebration of spring’s arrival and the resplendent daffodil flower.

Daffodil Day is a decades-old tradition in Summit when visitors to the Arboretum have an opportunity to enjoy one of the largest daffodil collections in New Jersey – over 50,000 bulbs in bloom in the Arboretum’s glacially carved Daffodil Bowl! Established in 1974, this year is extra special as the Arboretum celebrates its 50th Anniversary as a public arboretum.

The day’s focus on “Flower Power’’ will inject a 1970s theme into the festival’s activities, so feel free to embrace the fun theme and come dressed in your vintage threads, tie-dye t-shirts, and bellbottom denims. The day is going to be outta sight!

What to Expect

Dazzling Daffodils

Be prepared to be mesmerized by the breathtaking sight of thousands of daffodils adorning the Arboretum’s landscape in a riot of colors – from the traditional golden hues to the rarest shades of yellow, white, and peach. Over 50,000 daffodils bloom every year at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.


From educational performances for all ages to engaging and interactive activities for the children, the festival promises non-stop fun that will keep you smiling from ear to ear. The Green Goats from Rhinebeck will also be here!

Spring Market

Sample delectable treats from local vendors offering a diverse array of culinary delights, as well as merchandise from local artisans including candles, jewelry, home accessories, art, goat soap products and more.

Family-Friendly Fun

Bring the whole family along for a day of laughter and bonding. With dedicated children’s activities, including crafts, a story walk, yoga, a scavenger hunt, and games, there’s never a dull moment for the little ones.

Educational Experiences

Take the Daffodil Day History Walk along the Arboretum’s wildflower trail and learn all about the history of daffodils on this historic property. Permanent signage throughout the property also educates guests about the historic gardens and the families who originally called this special estate home.

Photo Opportunities

Capture priceless moments amidst the sea of daffodils, and create lasting memories with friends and loved ones against the backdrop of nature’s splendor. Bruce Lorenz, an award winning photographer, will also be on hand for professional photos at a nominal fee that will be donated back to the Arboretum.

Don’t miss this chance to embrace the joys of spring and revel in the beauty of daffodils at Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s Daffodil Day.

Special thanks go out to title sponsor The Oldendorp Group, and bronze sponsors Hilltop Tutoring Center, Plant Health Organics, and Space & Mark Architecture for making this community event possible. Tickets are required and are on sale now at reeves-reedarboretum.org.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum members and children under 3 are free. Non-Members are $10/person. The Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue in Summit, New Jersey.

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