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Make a Holiday Wreath Workshop Dec. 1st

Friday, 28 October 2016 09:37

The Wakefield Estate will hold our popular wreath-making workshop Thursday, December 1st 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 by Landscape Director Deb Merriam 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. If extra wreaths are produced, they will be sold as part of our Holiday Wreath Sale. The fee for this class is $35; $25 for members. Space is limited and registration is required; call 617-333-0924 x22. 

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Sign Up for Holiday Inspiration with Lisa Ahern Nov. 9th

Thursday, 13 October 2016 13:05

The recent cool nights remind us that soon the holidays will be sneaking up. That means it's time for "Holiday Inspiration with Lisa," our annual holiday decoration demonstration by Lisa Ahern, floral designer for Cedar Grove Gardens. On Nov. 9th at 6:30 pm, Lisa will share her tips on how to create beautiful and easy floral accents for the holiday home, emphasizing creative and fun ways to make your home and table "shine" during the holidays. Enjoy some light refreshments, mulled cider or a glass of wine while watching Lisa work her magic! Most of the arrangements created during the workshop are raffled among those present at the end of the evening. Price for the workshop is $25 per person, $15 for members. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 617-333-0924 x22.

Thanks to Richard O'Mara of Cedar Grove Gardens for donating all materials used at the demo and Lisa for donating her time and expertise. Cedar Grove Gardens is a great place to get all your holiday decorations.

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Help us celebrate (and save) bats Sat. Oct. 22nd

Thursday, 13 October 2016 12:09


We warmly invite you to join us for our event during Bat Week 2016, an annual celebration dedicated to sharing the importance of those flying, furry mammals we love-and need-so much. We're excited and you should be, too! On October 22nd, join us starting at 11:00 am for a program of activities that celebrates these valuable and enigmatic creatures. The program will begin with a brief presentation on the importance of bats in the environment; then build your own bat house to take home and finally help us improve bat habitat at the Wakefield for an hour of invasive removal so that we can plant native plants for bats!

This is your chance to learn about a fascinating animal, log some community service hours in a fun way, and really make a difference to your community and the environment.

Registration for this event is greatly appreciated. To register, call 617-333-0924x22.

Join us for our Fairy Fest on October 22nd

Thursday, 29 September 2016 11:53

The woods are full of fairies! Come out to the Wakefield Estate to build a home for a fairy or elf on the grounds of our beautiful estate. Co-sponsor ArtSpace Milton will be on hand to help out with lots of fun nature art activities and face-painting. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so RSVPs requested! Suggested donation of $10 per family. rsvp:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or by calling 617-333-0924.
*subject to weather, no rain date

Artspace Milton and the Mary M.B. Wakefield Charitable Trust will be hosting the Festival on October 22nd from 1:00 – 3:00 at the Wakefield Estate, 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.

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