Recent News

Raising Your Own Backyard Chickens Workshop 2/10

Monday, 15 January 2018 13:55

Have you been thinking of raising your own chickens and enjoying your own fresh eggs?

Our annual Backyard Homesteading workshop on raising backyard chickens is a great way to explore the idea. This session, scheduled for February 10th from 9:00-11:30 a.m. is designed for people interested in learning how to start a backyard chicken coop and grow healthy, productive chickens for years of enjoyment and fresh food. After the indoor portion of the workshop, there will be a tour of the coops and chicken tractors on site, so dress accordingly.

Suggested donation for the workshop is $20; $15 for members. Please pre-register by calling 617-333-0924 x22.

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1st Stone Soup & Speaker event of 2018 Wed. Jan. 31st

Friday, 05 January 2018 10:28

Join us for our 6th annual winter Stone Soup and Speaker series of engaging talks and delicious homemade soups. This year's theme -
"Digging Deeper: 
Exploring The Wakefield Estate's Collections"
- allows for a deeper look at four different aspects of the estate's collections. To kick off the series, Executive Director Mark Smith will give an overview of the estate's collections, which include rare books, art, furniture, jewelry, archives, archaeological artifacts, and our world-class arboretum plant collection.
Save the dates - the Stone Soup and Speaker series will be held the final Wednesday of each month, January - April.
January's Stone Soup will be held Wednesday, Jan. 31st starting at 6:00 pm when guests can enjoy a bowl of homemade soup before settling in to enjoy the speaker's remarks.
This program is held in the Isaac Davenport mansion located at 1465 Brush Hill Road.



Join us at Winterfire 2018 Sat. Jan 20th from 5-7 pm

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 14:09

Once again, it's time for one of our most popular family events: the Wakefield Estate's annual Winterfire! This annual event will be held on Saturday, January 20th from 5:00-7:00 pm. It combines lightscape with landscape to highlight many of the estate's signature trees and garden features against a deep mid-winter sky. Enjoy some hot chocolate and roast a hot dog or sausage on an open fire. This is a fun, family-friendly event. Subject to cancellation due to weather; see or our Facebook page for any last minute changes. Dress warmly and bring a friend! While this event is free, donations are appreciated.

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Order a Hand-crafted Holiday Wreath! Deadline: Dec. 1st

Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:49

Once again this holiday season, the Wakefield Estate is taking orders for its popular hand-crafted, locally-sourced holiday wreaths. The wreaths are 18-30 inches in diameter and can be hung or used as a holiday centerpiece. The deadline to order a wreath is Friday, Dec 1; order by calling 617-333-0924 x22. Wreaths will be available for pick up at the Wakefield Estate (1465 Brush Hill Rd in Milton) during the week of Dec. 4-8. The wreaths are $35-$50; all proceeds benefit the Wakefield Charitable Trust's educational programming and Bus Fund.



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