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Our Spectacular Silent Auction Is Live ONLINE NOW!

Tuesday, 14 June 2022 11:27

Our Spectacular Silent Auction Is Live ONLINE NOW ending June 19th at 8:00 pm
This year's Dogwood Days would not be complete without our annual silent auction! Our silent auction is again happening ONLINE, and bidding is LIVE. You can bid on some amazing auction items from your home computer or via this link.
There are currently over 45 fantastic items up for bid that appeal to every age, interest, and budget. It's easy to bid — simply click on an item and you can register as a bidder with your email.
Final bids need to be placed by 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 19. Top bidders will be notified and given instructions on how to pick up their items here at the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum.
Bid high and bid often if you want to win some of this year's terrific items including:
Fantastic Red Sox box seats for the game Saturday, July 30th vs Milwaukee Brewers
Amazing Club Seat tickets for the match between our New England Revolution and NYC FC (defending champs)!
A Three-hour Boat Ride Rid from Manchester-by-the-Sea for up to 20 on the "Double Eagle"
Private Guided Tour of the Boston Public Garden
Stunning Framed Artwork
$250 Wegman's Gift Card
Live Edge Wood Bench
A Honey Share from the Wakefield Beekeeper
2-week summer session with Boston Outdoor Preschool Network (BOPN) session
A Sago Pine bonsai
Lobster Rolls for six on a beautiful Nahant Patio
"Llama beans"
A Pair of Honey Locust Handled Santoku Knives
A Craft Beer Basket from Distraction Brewery
One of Polly's Dogwoods planted by us
2 Dozen of our Hen's Fresh Eggs
A Kid's Party with some of our animals
Garden consults by local experts
American Girl Doll Tenney Grant with extra knit accessories
and much, much more!

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Wine, Cheese and Dogwood Trees June 15

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 21:22

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. Space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets, click here.
(Rain date: Thursday, June 16)
Please join us!


Dogwood Days Family Yoga

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 21:19

Enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating outdoor yoga session in the early light of the summer landscape with certified yoga instructor Samantha Wechsler, who will lead a class suitable for all ages. Bring your own mat and dress in comfortable clothing. This session is weather-dependent and will be postponed in the event of inclement weather. Cost $20. Space is limited.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Pre-register here.

Dogwood Days Opens with Family-themed Weekend

Wednesday, 25 May 2022 21:12

Dogwoods Days at the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is the annual celebration of the legacy of Polly Wakefield and her collection of over 300 dogwood trees in full bloom. Dogwood Days 2022 runs from Saturday, June 11 through Sunday, June 19, 9:00am-3:00pm, and 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.

Dogwood Days 2022 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, plant sale and more - and don’t miss the annual sheep shearing and sunrise birding on Saturday, June 11. On Sunday, June 12 at 10:00am, enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating outdoor yoga session in the early light of the summer landscape. Pre-register here.

For a full schedule of events and programs, some of which require pre-registration, visit or call 617-333-0924 for more information.



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