SUMMIT, NJ - An $8,000 grant from the East Hanover-based Kessler Foundation for Accessibility to Reeves-Reed Arboretum (RRA) will facilitate the completion of Phase One of the Arboretum's two-phased Accessibility Project, which is designed to enhance the safety and welcoming nature of RRA's grounds for its visitors, thereby embodying the goals of the facility's mission.  

“The Arboretum was recently chosen the 'Best Garden in New Jersey' by readers of NJ Family. To be counted alongside some magnificent sites in New Jersey – the Garden State—is a reflection on our ability to engage our constituency both creatively and emotionally,” said RRA Executive Director, Frank Juliano.  “Once Phase One is complete this fall, we will work hard to raise funds in order to realize the more encompassing scope and requirements of Phase Two.”

Additional support for Phase One of the Arboretum’s Accessibility Project has been provided by The Hyde and Watson Foundation, the E.J. Grassmann Trust, the Union Foundation, the Manley-Winser Foundation, and RRA board designated funds from the Mary Reinhart Stackhouse Foundation.

For more information regarding the Accessibility Project, visit or call 908-273-8787, ext. 1010.