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Title:
Dogwood Days 2022
When:
Jun.11.2022 - Jun.19.2022 
Category:
Calendar Of Events & Programs

Description

Dogwood Days 2022
Saturday, June 11 - Sunday, June 19
Open Daily, 9:00am-3:00pm
Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum
1465 Brush Hill Road
Milton, MA
Dogwoods Days at the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is the annual celebration of the legacy of Polly Wakefield’s collection of over 300 dogwood trees in full bloom. Dogwood Days 2022 features diverse events designed to showcase the spectacular late-spring blooms and appeal to all ages.
The arboretum is open to visitors every day during Dogwood Days - $5 entrance fee. For special events where tickets and/or membership are required, there is a link for more information and to purchase a ticket or membership. Below is a daily schedule and brief summary of the events planned during Dogwood Days.

For more information call 617-333-0924 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Dogwood Days 2022 

Saturday, June 11 - Sunday, June 19

Open Daily, 9:00am-3:00pm

Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum 

1465 Brush Hill Road

Milton, MA

 For more information call 617-333-0924 or email us at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 Saturday and Sunday, June 11 & 12 - Dogwood Days Family Weekend

Dogwood Days kicks-off with a weekend full of events for kids and families. Join us for a self-guided scavenger hunt, visits with the animals, DIY picnic - and don’t miss the annual sheep shearing and sunrise birding! 

Saturday, June 11

  • Sunrise Coffee & Birding 7:00am
  • Sheep Shearing  - 10:30am
  • DIY Picnic
  • Guided Tour - 1:00pm
  • Animal Visits - 2:00pm
  • Nature-based Activities
  • Plant Sale (Trees and plants available include kousa dogwoods, Japanese maples, Paperbark maples, European ginger, Mayapples, Petasites, and more.)

Sunday, June 12

Enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating outdoor yoga session in the early light of the summer landscape with Certified instructor Samantha Wechsler, who will lead a class suitable for all ages. Bring your own mat and dress in comfort-able clothing. This session is weather-dependent and will be postponed in the event of inclement weather. Cost $20.  Space is limited. Email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to get the preregistration link.

  • DIY Picnic
  • Guided Tour - 1:00pm
  • Dogs and Dogwoods Fun Dog Show - 2:00pm
  • Plant Sale (Trees and plants available include kousa dogwoods, Japanese maples, Paperbark maples, European ginger, Mayapples, Petasites, and more.)

Monday June 13

Guided Tour - 1:00pm

Tuesday, June 14

Guided Tour - 1:00pm

Wednesday, June 15

Guided Tour -  1:00pm

Wine, Cheese & Dogwood Trees - 6:30pm

Space is limited; tickets must be purchased online and in advance - Register HERE.

Join us for a fun evening with wine, cheese and dogwood trees and some great trivia related to all three while touring our amazing dogwood collection in full bloom. Arboretum Director Debbie Merriam will also discuss Polly's work in selecting kousa dogwoods for their many unique features and patenting the most special trees. Cost $15.  Please join us.

Thursday, June 16

Guided Tour - 1:00pm

Evening Dogwood Tour - 6:00pm 

Polly Wakefield patented 7 very special kousa dogwoods during her lifetime. She monitored her collection closely looking for unique features including bark, leaf shape, color and flowers(called bracts). She then patented these unique plants which are still available in nurseries today. Arboretum director Debbie Merriam will discuss Polly's work while taking a stroll through the collection to look at some of these unique features.

Friday, June 17

Guided Tour - 1:00pm

Dogwood Days Members’ Soiree - 6:00pm (Membership required)

Admission free with your membership - purchase your membership and register HERE. 

Join your fellow members for a casual wine & cheese soiree to celebrate the spring beauty of the arboretum and its dogwoods in full bloom.  

Saturday, June 18

Guided Tour - 1:00p

Dogwood Days Family & Friends Beer Garden - 4:00-6:00pm 

Space is limited; tickets must be purchased online and in advance - for tickets click HERE.

Back by popular demand,  this year’s Dogwood Days Family & Friends Beer Garden features draft beer from a area brewery.  Enjoy live music, kids activities, farm animals and delicious locally crafted draft beer. Cost $20. Ticket price includes one free pour and a grilled sausage or hotdog. Purchase your ticket here.  (Rain date Sunday, June 19, 4-6pm).

Sunday, June 19

Guided Tour - 1:00pm

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