Recent News

Explore Fungi at The Wakefield Estate Sunday July 22nd

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:55

There are hundreds of thousands of fungi all around us. Some help trees to thrive, others decompose organic materials and turn them to soil, some are destructive and some are edible. Mushrooms appear as if by magic after a rain and often disappear as quickly. Come take a walk at the estate with members of the Boston Mycological Clubthe country's oldest surviving mycological (dealing with fungi) society on Sunday, July 22nd at 10:30 a.m. Go out and search for various types of fungi and bring them back to be examined and identified. This will be a special opportunity to learn the basics of identifying the mushrooms you find as you explore the outdoors.
For more information call 617-333-0924 x 22.
This event is free and open to the public.
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Franc Graham to kick off Summer Garden Music series Wed, July 18th

Thursday, 28 June 2018 11:09

Join us for a delightful and relaxing evening in the garden with the kickoff of the Wakefield Estate’s 2018 Summer Garden Music series on Wednesday, July 18th from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Wakefield Estate. This month's evening of garden splendor, music and refreshments will feature one of Milton’s own, guitarist and singer/songwriter extraordinaire Franc Graham. Franc "delivers grit and groove, poetry without pretention, mood without moodiness and her music has been described as “immensely underrated” and “cool and commanding.” The Garden Music series offers visitors an opportunity to stroll the gardens and hear great music in a casual format. Tickets are $10; this event is subject to cancellation due to weather. The Wakefield Estate is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road. Save this date, Wednesday, August 15, for the next event in the series. Rain or shine; $10 suggested donation. Please call to RSVP: 617-333-0924.

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Join us for Dogwood Days 2018, a week-long celebration June 9-16, kicking off with Garden Conservancy Open Day - Saturday, June 9th

Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:11

Join us for Dogwood Days 2018 - a week-long celebration of the invaluable gift Polly Wakefield gave to the community and timed to coincide with the bloom of 300+ kousa dogwood trees.  During Dogwood Days the grounds are open daily, Saturday, June 9 - Friday, June 15, 10am-4pm daily.  The week includes open gardens, guided tours, tree sale and a variety of special events, capped off with our 6th Annual Dogwood Days Garden Party. Join your friends at the garden party and enjoy fabulous food and drinks, live jazz, and the chance to bid on many great items in the silent auction.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. To buy yours, click here.

For information about any of these events please call us 617-333-0924.

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Dogs and Dogwoods - Sunday, June 10th

Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:05

Join us for a day of fun for families and four-legged friends featuring "dog" related activities, including an informal dog show at 2:00pm. There will be activities for the kids, face painting, hot "dogs" and other refreshments available, and animals to visit. Plus stroll the gardens and enjoy the dogwoods at their peak. All dogs must be kept on leash and be under their owner's control. Admission to the estate is a suggested donation of $5 during Dogwood Days, children are free.

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