Recent News

Wreath Making Workshop Nov. 30th

Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:14

The Wakefield Estate will hold its popular wreath-making workshop Thursday, November 30th 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 $40; $28 for members. Space is limited and registration is required; call 617-333-0924 x22.

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Holiday Inspiration with Lisa Ahern Wed. Nov. 8th

Thursday, 26 October 2017 10:30

With the holidays sneaking up, it's time for "Holiday Inspiration with Lisa," our annual holiday decoration demonstration by Lisa Ahern, floral designer for Cedar Grove Gardens. 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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Blue Hills Great Estates Fall Foliage Tour Nov. 4-5

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 14:57

Experience three iconic garden estates in the Blue Hills awash in fall colors! On November 4th and 5th from 10 am until 3 pm, The Trustees’ Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, the Mary Wakefield Estate and Historic New England’s Eustis Estate will be celebrating the fall season with unique crafts, seasonal beverages and treats, and activities for the whole family. At the Bradley Estate, come “make and take” beautiful centerpieces and fall decorations using the fruits of our harvest from the kitchen, woodland gardens and trails. From dried flowers, to gourds and pine cones we will have plenty of material to choose from. The Wakefield Estate will feature guided walks through its unique arboretum and grounds, nature-based crafts, autumn seed collecting and fun activities for the whole family. Landscape tours will be highlighted at the Eustis Estate, built in 1878 and designed by renowned architect, William Ralph Emerson. At each Estate, member tickets are $5; and nonmembers: $10. Children under 12: free. See all three and obtain a free program voucher to redeem at one of the estates through December 2017. Check the websites of each location to learn of the amazing fall to early winter fun-filled family events to choose from.

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Fantastic Fruit on Display! - a new feature on our website

Friday, 22 September 2017 11:04

We've added a new feature to our website! You can check out some of the fantastic fruit currently on display at the Wakefield Estate by pointing to the "Visit" tab on our website, "drop down" to the new "Fantastic Fruit on Display" tab and slide over to one of the tabs describing some of the intriguing plants currently in displaying gorgeous or unusual fruit or seed pods. Check back frequently because we will be adding additional entries as the fruit on different trees and shrubs ripens and is prime for viewing.

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