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Join us for Fall Foliage Family Fun Days - Nov. 6 & 7

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 13:25

Enjoy nature's autumn display while enjoying a leisurely socially distanced visit and/or DIYpicnic during this year's Fall Foliage Fun Days Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7 from 10 am- 3pm. We'll have fun fall-focused activities for all ages including a return of our popular "make-it station," scavenger hunts, seed and leaf collecting, phenology walks, mandela making, leaf-rubbing, visits with the Wakefield animals, and more.

Registration not required but appreciated at this link or by calling 617-333-0924 x22. Suggested donation $5-$10 per adult.

The Wakefield Arboretum is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.



Don't miss our fun wreath-making workshop 12/8 &12/9

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 09:46

Don't miss our fun wreath-making workshop! It's time to resume one of our favorite holiday traditions!
This year - Two nights by popular demand and for safe social distancing!
Wednesday, December 8th, 6:00 pm & Thursday, Dec. 9th, 6:00 pm
This year, due to popular name and to ensure safe distancing, we will hold our popular wreath-making workshop two nights -Wednesday, Dec. 8th and Thursday, Dec.9th from 6:00-7:30 pm. Participants will create a fabulous holiday wreath for their door with locally-sourced fancy evergreens. This workshop will begins with a short demonstration on how to make a wreath base from locally sourced greens. After that, floral designer extraordinaire and Milton cemetery Superintendent Lisa Ahern will show how to embellish that plain base and turn it into a custom-made showstopper! All materials provided but feel free to bring your own decorations. The fee for this class is $50; $30 for members. Supplies and space are limited and registration is required; call 617-333-0924 x22.
Due to ongoing public health concerns, people wishing to participate in the wreath-making session virtually will have the option of arranging to pick up all the supplies they need to make their holiday wreaths at home. If needed, a zoom session will be provided giving a short demonstration on how to make a wreath base, followed by a segment by floral designer extraordinaire Lisa Ahern on how to embellish the base and turn it into a showstopper! Wreath kits for virtual attendees will be available for pick-up Wednesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 9; call to make arrangements.
The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.


Join us for 2nd Sat/Sun Open Hours Oct 10th 9-12

Saturday, 09 October 2021 10:39

This month, we will again offer extra open hours on the Second Saturday and Sunday in October. These "second weekend" open hours have given families or small groups a chance to enjoy a visit with the Wakefield animals, take a stroll through the gardens or bring a DIY picnic to enjoy in a spot of their choice.
Because of the more elaborate Familyfest activities planned for the afternoon of the 9th, this month's open hours will be limited to 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.
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ATTN! BH October Familyfest SOLD OUT! Join us for OPEN HOURS Sunday!

Saturday, 09 October 2021 10:18

While we are very happy to have had so much interest in our BH October Familyfest, we are sorry to say we are completely SOLD OUT!

If you had hoped to come out today, please join us tomorrow morning - Sunday, October 10th - from 9-12 to enjoy a visit with the animals or to take a stroll through the garden. No food will be available but feel free to bring a DIY picnic. Suggested donation $5 per adult.



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