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Wakefield Arboretum Offers Wreath Making Kits for DIY Holiday Wreaths

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 12:47

Don't let the pandemic keep you from enjoying your favorite holiday traditions!  
Due to ongoing public health concerns, people wishing to participate in the popular wreath-making workshop held each year at the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretums will pick up all the supplies they need to make their holiday wreaths at home. A zoom session will be held Saturday, December 5 at 5:00 pm providing a short demonstration on how to make a wreath base, followed by a segment by floral designer extraordinaire Lisa Ahern on how to embellish the base and turn it into a custom-made show stopper! Attendance at the zoom session is optional. The DIY wreath kit will contain all you need to make a custom-made show stopper for your holiday decor, including a metal wreath frame, fresh, locally-sourced evergreens and natural botanical flourishes and ribbons.  Wreath kits will be available for pick-up Wednesday, December 2 through Friday, December 4 between 9am and 3pm daily, or call to make special arrangements.  Supplies are limited; pre-registration is required via this link or by calling 617-333-0924 x22. The wreath kits are $40; $35 for members.  The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.
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Expand Your Knowledge of Conifers at our Zoom Session 12/3

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 12:16

Join us for the final session in our fall zoom horticulture series and expand your knowledge of conifers. Arboretum Director Debbie Merriam will present this session Thursday, December 3rd at 5:00 pm. Please register here to receive the zoom link or call 617-333-0924.
December 3, 5:00 via zoom: Conifers for the New England Landscape
Conifers come in all sizes, shapes and colors. The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is a certified Reference Garden for the American Conifer Society. This session will discuss the evolution of the the development of the conifer collection and how these incredible plants can add color and texture to the garden year round.


Halloween Weekend Open Hours 10/31 and 11/1

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 08:21

Enjoy nature's autumn display while enjoying a leisurely socially distanced visit and/or DIYpicnic. We'll have fun fall-focused activities for all ages including phenology walks, halloween candy hunts, self-guided scavenger hunts and leaf-rubbing. Visitors are welcome to come in their halloween costumes.

To register, use these links: October 31 and November 1.


Can You Capture Nature's Beauty? Autumn Photography Contest 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 15:28

Autumn is one of the prettiest times of the year here, and to celebrate its beauty we are hosting our first photography contest. On the last three Wednesdays of October, we welcome photographers of all levels and ages to stroll the gardens and capture the remarkable autumn landscape in pictures. On those days, the grounds will be open from 2:00-5:00 pm to photograph autumn scenes. Each photographer may submit up to 5 photos. The prize categories are: Best Autumn Color, Best Close-up, Best Panorama. The winning "Best Autumn Color" photo will be showcased as our banner photo in November's e-newsletter, and we will post all entries on our facebook page. Masks and social distancing required. $10 individuals; $15 families.
For more information call 617-333-0924.
Pre-registration required via these links: October 14October 21October 28.
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