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Holiday Open House Dec 6-9 - Opening Reception- Dec. 5th, 4-8 pm

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 10:01

We hope you will join us at our annual holiday open house December 5th through 9th. It's a chance to get into the holiday spirit and see the historic Davenport Mansion decked out in beautiful greens and holiday decorations. The Holiday Open House will kick-off with a reception Wednesday, December 5th from 4-8 pm with light refreshments and hot drinks; suggested donation for the reception is $10, $5 for members.
Holiday Open House visiting hours continue daily from Thursday, December 6 - Sunday Dec 9, 11:00 am-3:00 pm daily. Admission to the open house is a suggested donation of $5, members are free. Group rates are available. To rsvp for the Opening Reception or arrange a group visit, call 617-333-0924 x22.
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Wreath-making Workshop Nov. 29th

Tuesday, 06 November 2018 09:58

The Wakefield Estate will hold its popular wreath-making workshop Thursday, November 29th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Participants will create a fabulous holiday wreath for their door with locally-sourced fancy evergreens. This workshop will begin at 6:30 pm with a short demonstration on how to

make a wreath base from locally sourced greens. After that, Lisa Ahern from Cedar Grove Gardens, will show how to embellish that plain base and turn it into a custom-made show stopper! All materials provided but feel free to bring your own decorations. The fee for this class is $40; $30 for members. Space is limited and registration is required; call 617-333-0924 x22.

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2nd Annual Blue Hills Great Estates Fall Foliage Weekend 11/3 and 11/4

Monday, 22 October 2018 10:32

Three local iconic garden estates will host the 2nd Annual Blue Hills Great Estates Fall Foliage Weekend, showcasing their autumn landscapes and designed gardens on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 10am-3pm daily. The Trustees’ Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, the Mary Wakefield Estate, and Historic New England’s Eustis Estate will open their grounds to visitors to celebrate the fall season with landscape and garden tours, nature crafts, seasonal beverages and treats, and activities for the whole family. At the Bradley Estate, located at 2468 Washington Street in Canton, guided tours will be offered at 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm, and visitors can enjoy hot cider, outdoor games, a fall-themed scavenger hunt and make-your-own fall bouquets. The Eustis Estate, at 1424 Canton Ave in Milton, offers landscape tours at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm along with craft activities for families with the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, cider making demo and apple tasting, lawn games and live music – featuring Ukulele Union of Boston (Saturday) and Boston Guitar Orchestra(Sunday). The Wakefield Estate, located at 1465 Brush Hill Rd in Milton, will feature guided walks through its unique arboretum and grounds, including its new dwarf conifer collection that features over 25 species of conifers, at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm, caramel apple making for kids and hard cider sampling for adults, along with nature-based crafts and tree identification activities for the whole family. At each estate, tickets for members are $5; $10 for non-members; $20/family. Children under 18 are free. Visit all three and obtain a free program voucher to redeem at one of the estates through December 2018. For more information call 617-333-0924 or visit the websites of each location for more information:
The Eustis Estate: www.historicnewengland.org/eustisestate
The Wakefield Estate: www.wakefieldtrust.org
Eleanor Cannot Bradley Estate: thetrustees.org

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Wakefield Wellness Day POSTPONED to Sunday, Oct. 14

Friday, 12 October 2018 11:44

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the wet and cold forecast for Saturday morning, the Wakefield Wellness Day is postponed to its rain date: Sunday, October 14. The 8:00am garden yoga is cancelled; however it will be offered later in the morning at 10:15. Please arrive at 9am for coffee/tea and an introduction to the morning's schedule. Please call 617-333-0924 with any questions.
 


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