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Join us for the 3rd annual Blue Hills October Familyfest Oct. 9th

Friday, 17 September 2021 11:26

The Wakefield Arboretum Hosts 3rd annual Blue Hills October Familyfest October 9th
The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum will welcome visitors for its 3rd annual Blue Hills October Familyfest on Saturday, October 9, 2:00-5:00 pm. The event will feature live music, delicious brats and hotdogs, kids' activities and games, farm animals, and locally crafted beer. This annual celebration benefits the estate's Outdoor Environmental Education Program.
Local faves Dark Crushes, led by Ron Fletcher, welcome special guest Franc Graham to the stage for an eclectic blend of cool rock and alt-80s covers as well as originals songs. Their performance promises to put the festive in festival!
Admission to the Blue Hills October Familyfest includes an entrance ticket, food, one free pour, and a raffle ticket for a special prize. Tickets are $25, kids are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance via this link or by calling 617-333-0924 x22; valid ID required at check-in if drinking. Masks and social distancing are encouraged. The rain date for this event is Sunday, October 10, 2:00-5:00 pm.
The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.

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Have You Noticed Our New Historic Site Sign?

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 13:49

The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum has had many visitors stop by after noticing our new sign at our entry, but hopefully, many of you have also noticed the stunning new sign installed by Milton 350th Anniversary Committee, acknowledging the property's historic significance and recent designation as a Historic District on the National Registry of Historic Places.
The National Register nomination form for the district was approved by the Massachusetts Historical Commission for "its association with the growth and development of the town of Milton and the broader Boston basin, tracking changes in agricultural practice and in settlement form as the region’s density and character changed over three centuries." The NR nomination acknowledged that the "landscape includes buildings, structures, fields, and gardens that are well-preserved examples of key types that have been identified as emblematic of the periods of their construction and use," adding that "these resources reflect the unfolding of the family’s relationship with the land and the community, as the site shifted from farm to country place to suburb, supporting its historic significance.".
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Equinox Garden Tour - September 22nd at 6 pm

Tuesday, 20 July 2021 11:46

How quickly the summer has passed! The fall equinox, the day when autumn begins, is quickly approaching. The word "equinox" is derived from the Latin aequinoctium, from aequus (equal) and nox (noctis) (night). Twice each year, on the first day of spring and first day of autumn, the sun passes directly above the equator as the earth makes its yearly trek around the sun, making the daylight and nighttime hours approximately equal; it is the moment of celestial balance between light and dark. Join us to observe and celebrate this astronomical event with an evening tour of the garden and a visit to our beautiful labyrinth.
Register here, or by calling 617-333-0924 x22. This event is weather-dependent; the rain date is September 23rd at 6:00 pm.
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If you missed #DogwoodDays2021 you can enjoy it here!

Thursday, 01 July 2021 07:44

If you missed coming out to Dogwood Days 2021 - or if just want to relive the memorable times - we have put together a slide show of its highlights for your enjoyment. To view it, click here.
We hope you will come visit soon. The dogwoods are past but we have spectacular blooms you will enjoy! The Arboretum is open regular business days 9 am-3 pm, by appointment (call us at 617-333-0924 x24), or during special programs like our Second Saturday and Sunday Open Hours on July 10th and 11th and Garden Music on July 21st. Hope to see you soon!
 


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