Daffodils In NJ: Family Fun At Reeves Reed Arboretum


Get your insta feed ready—daffodils in NJ are beginning to pop, and Reeves Reed Arboretum’s Daffodil Day on April 10 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. (featured photo credit:istock/Kirkikis)

Daffodil Day

So many daffodils, so little time. Photo credit: @lav.pics

Why Summit became 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 what’s now the Arboretum. 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 huge 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. And this year, with Daffodil Day on April 10, seeing the first fields of yellow and white is a welcome sign of spring and renewal after a long winter.

Daffodil Day

Take a walk among the gorgeous daffodil blooms. Photo credit: @reevesreedarboretum

Fun For The Whole Family

Who doesn’t love a farmer’s market, food trucks, and beautiful flowers? The yellow beauties are just one part of the day planned. This year, the event’s focus will follow Earth Day’s initiative of “Invest in Our Planet.” After you have walked 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, check out the art exhibit, and do the story walk. After, indulge in a treat from the food trucks and listen to live music. There will also be vendors from local artisans. And if you can make it on April 10, you can still stop by the Arboretum throughout April while the flowers are still in bloom.

Daffodil Day

The perfect way to welcome spring. Photo credit: @lav.pics

The event will take place on April 10 from 11 am to 4 pm, with staggered entry times at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm. Tickets are free for members and $10 per person for nonmembers, and you must pre-register and choose a time slot to enter. Keep in mind parking will be limited— the Arboretum parking lot is closed during this 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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