Recent News

Come visit us VIRTUALLY!

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 11:08

We're switching it up to meet the new needs of a new situation - come visit us VIRTUALLY!
In response to an ever-changing and evolving situation brought on by COVID-19, we are trying to step it up and enable all of you and the 1000 elementary students we would welcome this year to enjoy VIRTUAL visits to this amazing landscape. This month, we will be posting a series of videos, photos, texts, and instagram "insta-walks" on our various social media platforms. We hope you will join us for "plant of the day," a walk on some of our beautiful trails, and learn about a broad array of our horticultural highlights such as this tour of our dwarf conifer collection. We will be posting on our website at, our Facebook page, our Instagram page and on our twitter page.
Check us out frequently and learn more about this place and about horticulture and all kinds of cool stuff. Hope to see you there!

Cancelled: Grow Your Own Mushrooms!!

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 12:08

Attention: CANCELLED but we will be holding a small session during work hours. Call if you'd like to join us!

Take home your own gourmet mushroom log for years of mushroom harvesting!

Join us for a smaller, social distanced and safe version of the Wakefield Estate's annual mushroom growing workshop on Saturday, August 29th from 9:00-11:30 am!

After an introduction of different mushroom growing methods, we will teach you how to inoculate logs with mushroom spawn and send you home with your own "seeded" log which can provide mushrooms for up to 5 years. This is a great family-friendly event. Please bring your own drill and half-inch drill bit if you have one. All materials provided. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Cost: $20/members; $30/non-members; $50/Family. Call 617-333-0924 to register today.



CANCELLED - Compact Orchard Workshop 3/28

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 11:55

Due to concerns related to COVID-19, the compact orchard workshop scheduled for March 28 has been cancelled.
Planning and Creating a Compact Orchard Workshop
Saturday, March 28, 9:00-11:00 am

Become a backyard orchardist and grow your own fruit! Even with a small yard, you can enjoy fruit from your own trees with minimal effort and cost. This step-by-step workshop will teach you all you need to know to plan and create a compact orchard for years of enjoyment. Participants will spend part of the workshop outside in the orchard for a pruning demonstration, so dress accordingly. Space is limited; Fee $20 member, $30 nonmember
Offered by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and the Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust. Pre-registration required; register here.
For more information, call 617-333-0924.


CANCELLED: 3rd Stone Soup Event on 3/26 "Listens" to Aldo Leopold

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 11:52

2020 Stone Soup and Speaker Series:
Voices from our past; visions for our future
Wednesday, March 25, 6:00-7:30 pm
What would Aldo Leopold, "the father of wildlife ecology," say about the state of the world's ecology on the 50th anniversary year of Earth Day? How would he advise future generations to address climate concerns? At the third in our 2020 Stone Soup series, Ph.D. student Tara Miller will share her research on climate change's impacts on wildlife health and wildflower flowering times, and what insights Leopold leaves us in our current era. With 2020 being the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this year's series is focusing on key thought leaders from the past whose work continues to inform and influence our knowledge and work today as it relates to the environment and climate concerns.
The program starts at 6:00 pm when guests can enjoy a bowl of homemade soup and bread before settling in to hear the speaker's remarks.  Suggested donation $10. Space is limited; please rsvp by calling 617-333-0924.


Page 16 of 40

Copyright © 2022 Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.