Recent News

6th Annual Dogwood Days Garden Party - Saturday, June 16th

Thursday, 24 May 2018 13:46


Dogwood Days 2018 is capped off on June 16th at 5:00 pm with our 6th Annual Dogwood Days Garden Party.

Help us celebrate the end of Dogwood Days with this wonderful celebration of the glorious dogwoods and grounds of the Wakefield Estate. The Dogwood Days Garden Party is the Wakefield Estate’s annual fundraiser, celebrating the legacy of Polly Wakefield and her extraordinary gift to the community.

Join your friends at the garden party and enjoy fabulous food and drinks, live jazz, and the chance to bid on many great items in the silent auction. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. Festivities begin at 5 pm. For more information or to RSVP, call 617-333-0924.

To buy your ticket, click here.                               


Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:49

It's official! Due to the predicted steady rain for Saturday, we are moving the Trillium Garden at the Wakefield Estate to its rain date —  Sunday, May 20, 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Everything else remains the same - enjoy a fine selection of draft beers from Trillium Brewing Company, food trucks, live music, activities for children, farm animals, garden games and more - all surrounded by the newly-accredited arboretum and gardens of the Wakefield Estate.

We look forward to welcoming you on Sunday!

See you then.



Join us on Mother's Day for a stroll and a spot of Tea!

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 13:04

The Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust is excited to announce it will hold its second annual Mother's Day Tea Sunday, May 13th starting at 3:00 in the Front Garden. $10 donation requested for adults attending tea and children are welcome. Reservations are requested if you plan to attend the tea, but are not needed to enjoy a walk during Open Hours which will be 1:00-4:00 that Sunday. RSVP by calling 617-333-0924 x22.This event is weather dependent and will be held in the Isaac Davenport Mansion in the event of inclimate weather. Stay tuned or call 617-333-0924 x22 for more details.


Arbor Day Earth Celebration Friday, April 20th

Tuesday, 03 April 2018 10:08

The Wakefield Estate and the Milton Shade Tree Advisory Committee are again collaborating for our 2nd Arbor Day Earth Celebration on Friday, April 20th from 11 am-2 pm with a family-friendly program of activities. This event will have a "trees are great for the earth" emphasis, mashing Earth Day and Arbor Day with a fun range of activities including tree planting demo & raffle, "worm compost" session, Citizen Scientist tree phenology (observing) activities, earth art, animal visits, "BYOPicnic" and "worm sundae" making!  Please call 617-333-0924 to RSVP.
Students on spring vacation especially welcome!
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