Wakefield Charitable Trust Calendar Of Events


Expand Your Garden Knowledge via Monthly Zoom Garden Classes
Calendar Of Events & Programs


Join us for an exciting series of zoom sessions that will expand your knowledge of horticulture through three session covering a broad spectrum of garden related topics. Arboretum Director Debbie Merriam will present these sessions starting October 1st with a session on ground covers. Please register to receive the zoom link here or by email. For more information, call 617-333-0924.

October 1, 5:00 via zoom: Common ground covers and beyond
This slide presentation explores the wonderful world of ground covers and highlights the some interesting varieties that are available in the trade. Many ground covers are drought tolerant, colorful, important for wildlife and make great substitutes for turf. Planting, spacing and general maintenance will also be discussed. To register for this session, click here.
November 12, 5:00 via zoom: Plant combinations in the garden
The Wakefield has an interesting collection of woody plants. Many of them have been arranged in the landscape to highlight their unique features and show off combinations of fruit, bark, leaf shape and colors. This presentation will highlight some of these combinations and the decision making process that led to those combinations.
December 3, 5:00 via zoom: Conifers for the New England Landscape
Conifers come in all sizes, shapes and colors. The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is a certified Reference Garden for the American Conifer Society. This session will discuss the evolution of the the development of the conifer collection and how these incredible plants can add color and texture to the garden year round.

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