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Bring Mom Out for a Stroll and Sweets - Mother's Day Tea is May 8

Friday, 29 April 2022 11:00

The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is delighted to welcome families back for a Mother's Day celebration Sunday, May 8, 1:00- 4:00 pm. As part of the Mother's Day celebration, visitors are invited to begin their visit with a stroll in the arboretum's beautiful formal garden. This year, the "tea" and other refreshments will again be self-serve and families can enjoy it in some of the prettiest areas of our arboretum. Guests will receive a bag of tasty treats to enjoy and will be sent home with their own small bouquet.
Visitors are required to register in advance via this LINK or by calling 617-333-0924 x22. Cost is $20 per person ($12 for members), which includes garden admission, refreshments, and an individual bouquet. Youth admission is $10 (free for member youth) and includes garden admission and refreshments. The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.
Subject to cancellation due to weather or COVID complications; see www.wakefieldtrust.org or @wakefieldtrust Facebook page for any last-minute changes.
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April Stone Soup Series Explores FUNGI! April 26th by ZOOM

Thursday, 31 March 2022 14:58

April Stone Soup Series Explores FUNGI!
A discussion about the fascinating facts about fungi revealed in the book: Entangled Life
Tuesday, April 26, 6:30 pm
In our recent issue of Dogwood Lane Quarterly, we offered another opportunity to deepen your knowledge and connection to the wider natural world by providing our quarterly book recommendation. This quarter, we invite you to read Merlin Sheldrake's Entangled Life, How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures, an international bestseller that explores fungi - "a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that support and sustain nearly all living systems." It is not necessary to have read the book in advance of the session, but you will definitely want to afterward!
The zoom presentation exploring this book will take place Tuesday, April 26 at 6:30 pm. To receive the zoom link for this session, please register here or email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
This will be re-broadcasted later on Milton Public Access Television.
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Mark Your Calendar! School Vacation Week Programs Daily April 19 - 24

Thursday, 31 March 2022 14:51

School Vacation Week Programs Daily April 19-24, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us during school vacation week from 10 am-3 pm for a visit, picnic, or to enjoy some special family-friendly programs we have planned. Activities will celebrate spring and have a nature focus. Tuesday-Friday there will be a scheduled activity at 11:00 am including a ponding session on Tuesday, a Jr. Birdwatching session on Wednesday, a "worm watching" and worm compost session on Thursday, and a tree planting demo and tree raffle on Friday. In addition, there will be a daily woodland walk led by Erica Max, Education Director. All week, visitors can enjoy our "make it station," BYOPicnics, and DIY visits with the animals.
Registration is not required and admission is free but suggested donations of $5 per visitor are appreciated.
Subject to cancellation due to weather or COVID complications; see www.wakefieldtrust.org or our Facebook page for any last-minute changes. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x 22.
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Hands-on Pruning Workshop led by Arb Director Deb Merriam 4/9

Monday, 28 March 2022 15:25

A hands-on pruning workshop led by the Wakefield Arboretum Director Deb Merriam focusing on woody shrubs and trees.
Arboretum Director Debbie Merriam will lead a hands-on pruning workshop. The day will begin with a 30-minute slide presentation in the carriage barn followed by an hour walk around the grounds where several varieties of deciduous and coniferous shrubs and trees will be the focus of a hands-on demonstration. Please wear appropriate shoes, bring eye protection, gloves, and hand pruners if you have them. Class held rain or shine. Registration required via this link.. $30/$18 for Wakefield Arboretum members.
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