Get your insta feed ready—daffodils in NJ are beginning to pop, and Reeves Reed Arboretum’s Daffodil Day on April 16 is the place to snap photos and explore these gorgeous blooms. One of the largest daffodil collections in New Jersey, the Arboretum will once again have its historic budding yellow and white bowl with activities that celebrate everything Daffy. Scroll down for how you can bring the fam to admire the largest collection of daffodils in NJ this spring, and for more blooms, check out these gardens and nature centers in NJ. (featured photo credit:istock/Kirkikis)
Why Summit is the best place to see daffodils in NJ
Planted for the first time in the early 1900s by the property’s original owners, the Wiseners, the daffodils are a long tradition at the mansion. Today, there are over 50,000 annual bulbs on the grounds that became known as the Daffodil Bowl (for the way the ground dips to resemble a vast bowl) and brings admirers from all over the area to see the spring display. One of the season’s first blooms, daffodils in NJ begin to show their gorgeous colors in early spring and reach their peak about a month after the final frost. This year, Daffodil Day culminates on April 16, and seeing the rolling fields of yellow and white is a sign that spring is finally here.
Fun for the whole family
Who doesn’t love a farmer’s market, food, and beautiful flowers? The yellow beauties are just one part of the day planned. After walking among these gorgeous blooms in the Daffodil Bowl, visit the Arboretum’s Green Goats, create daffodil-themed arts and crafts, play a few fun games, and check out the art exhibit, and do the story walk. And make sure to indulge in a treat from the food trucks while shopping from local artisans with live music in the background. Can’t make it on April 16? You can stop by the Arboretum now and throughout the month while the daffodils in NJ are in bloom.
What to know before you go
Daffodils in NJ have already begun to bloom, so if you can’t make the event, you can still stop by during the Arboreteum’s public hours. Daffodil Day is April 16 from 11 AM to 3 PM, with staggered entry times at 11 AM, 12 PM, and 1 PM. Tickets are free for members and $10 per person for nonmembers, and you must pre-register and choose a time slot to enter. Parking will be limited— the Arboretum parking lot will be closed during the event, but on-street parking is available. Please adhere to all parking signs and give yourself ample time for parking and walking to the Arboretum.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. For more information, check out their website.
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