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Join us for Summer Garden Music on July 26th

Thursday, 06 July 2017 10:19

Our Summer Garden Music Series will begin July 26th, 6:30-8:00 pm with a casual performance featuring Richie Parsons.

Join us for an evening of garden music! Following the success of last year's series, we are again inviting the public to join us on the final Wednesday of July and August for an evening to stroll the gardens, enjoy a refreshing beverage and hear great music featuring aspiring local musicians. Our 2017 summer music series begins Wednesday,July 26th, featuring Richie Parsons, a prominent Boston musician known for his catchy tunes whose recent release Honey & Tears can be heard on CDBaby. Admission is $10; this event is subject to cancellation due to weather. The Wakefield Estate is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road.

Reservations required. Please call to RSVP: 617-333-0924.

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Bonsai Workshop RESCHEDULED! Wed, July 19th 6:30-7:30 pm

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 09:13

Learn how to create your own bonsai during this one-hour session. Self-taught veteran bonsai maker Fred Trusten will guide participants in creating their own bonsai. All materials will be provided. $30/members; $40/non-members. Space is limited for this session so registration is required by July 15; call 617-333-0924 x22.

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Central New England Woodturners Show & Demo June 10-11

Friday, 02 June 2017 06:18

We are excited that members of the Central New England Woodturners Club will join us during Dogwood Days on June 10th and 11th from 10 am-4 pm to display and sell their amazing work, and members will demonstrate their skill working the lathe. Woodturning is the process of fashioning wood into various forms using a lathe. With the lathe, woodturners turn out practical, functional pieces or "turn" raw wood into art.
Admission for Dogwood Days is $5 on Saturday and $7 for Garden Conservancy Open Day for adults and includes the opportunity to tour the estate and enjoy the woodturning demonstration and display, along with the other activities. Visitors just interested in the woodturning display and sale are welcome to visit for free. A donation is appreciated.
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Bring the family on Dogs and Dogwoods Day June 10

Friday, 02 June 2017 06:03

Join us for a day of fun for families and four-legged friends featuring "dog" related activities. Come out with the whole family, and if that doesn't include a pooch, enjoy the dogs out with their own families. Lunch on a yummy "dog" at our Hot Dog stand before entering your pooch in our light-hearted dog show at 1:00 for kids and adults where every dog gets a ribbon. The whole family can enjoy a stroll in the garden and grounds, check out the pond and stream, or a "roll" in the grass at the Rolling Lawn. All dogs must be kept on leash and be under their owner's control. Hours 10 am - 4 pm daily throughout Dogwood Days. Admission: $5 suggested donation.
During your visit, make sure to check out our plant sale. Take home one of the Wakefield Estate's special plants to start your own collection. For more information, call 617-333-0924.

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