Dogwood Days 2021: It’s Happening!

It's Happening!
Dogwood Days 2021: June 5-20

Dogwoods Days at the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is the annual celebration of the blooming legacy of Polly Wakefield’s collection of over 300 dogwood trees. This year’s Dogwood Days will take place over two weeks, and will feature smaller, more intimate events designed to showcase the spectacular late-spring bloom and appeal to all ages, including garden yoga and meditation, horticultural events and guided tours, sheep shearing, dogs and dogwoods “shows,” garden music and three special events for members.

The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton, MA 02186.

Please click here or see BELOW the daily schedule and brief summary of the events planned during Dogwood Days. The arboretum is open to visitors every day during Dogwood Days - $5 entrance fee; please note open hours as they may change from day to day. For those events where space is limited or membership required, there is a link for more information and to pre-register and purchase a ticket or membership.

Dogwood Days 2021 Online Auction is now on!
Final winning bids due by 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 20

This year's Dogwood Days would not be complete without our annual silent auction! While there is no garden party this year, our silent auction is happening ONLINE, and bidding is now live. Right now, you can bid on some amazing auction items from your home computer or via an auctria app on your phone at this link.

There are currently over 35 fantastic items up for bid that appeal to every age, interest, and budget. It's easy to bid — simply click on an item and you can register as a bidder with your email.
Final bids need to be placed by 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 20. Top bidders will be notified and given instructions how to pick up their items here at the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum.
Bid high and bid often if you want to win some of this year's terrific items including:
Fantastic Red Sox box seats
Stunning Framed Artwork
$200 Wegman's Gift Card
A Honey Share from our Beekeeper
A Lovely Waterford Frame
Honey Locust Handled Santoku Knife
A Craft Beer Basket
One of Polly's Dogwoods planted by us
A handmade Hungry Caterpillar crib quilt
Lobster Rolls for 6 on a Nahant Terrace
2 Dozen of our Hen's Fresh Eggs
Italian Liqueur Sampler
A Kid's Party with our Animals
Themed Baskets including: "All Things Llama", "Who Let The Dogs Out?!", "Pamper Yourself" and "Movie Night"

To bid on these and other fantastic items, register HERE.

For more information call 617-333-0924 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Here's the remaining schedule for Dogwood Days:

MONDAY JUNE 14: Open Hours 9:00am - 3:00pm

1:00pm - Guide Tour - See description above.

TUESDAY JUNE 15: Open Hours 9:00am - 3:00 pm

1:00pm- Guided Tour - See description above.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 16: Open Hours 9:00am - 3:00pm

1:00pm - Guided Tour - See description above.

5:00pm - Special Tour: Polly’s Dogwoods - Register here.

Join us for a fascinating educational tour to learn how Polly Wakefield got started in horticulture, and how and where her interest in kousa dogwoods began. Space is limited. After the tour, enjoy Garden Music at 6:00pm.

6:00pm - Garden Music - Register here.

Join your friends to enjoy the enchanting light of the late afternoon with our popular Garden Music event. Singer and songwriter extraordinaire Eric Martin will play some of his bluesy repertoire. $10 per person. Space is limited. Rain date: Thursday, June 17.

THURSDAY JUNE 17: Open Hours 9:00am - 3:00pm

1:00pm - Guided Tour - See description above.

FRIDAY JUNE 18: Open Hours 9:00am - 3:00pm

1:00pm - Guided Tour - See description above.

SATURDAY JUNE 19: Open Hours 9:00am - 12:00pm

2:00pm - Members’ Dogwood Beer Garden - (Admission free with your membership; Membership required - purchase your membership here) Register here.

Join your friends and neighbors for an afternoon beer garden surrounded by the beauty of the arboretum with activities for the whole family. Enjoy live music, kids activities, farm animals and delicious locally crafted draft beer. Space is limited and membership required.

SUNDAY JUNE 20: Open Hours 9:00am - 12:00pm

1:00 - 4:00pm - Summer Solstice Boxed Picnic - (Admission free with your membership; Membership required - purchase your membership here) Register here.

Become a member to be our guest and enjoy a boxed picnic here at the arboretum to celebrate the summer solstice - the longest day of the year and the first official day of summer. It's also a terrific way to celebrate Father's Day together again! Bring the family and a blanket and enjoy the beautiful grounds surrounded by flowering kousa dogwoods.

8:00 PM Dogwood Days Online Auction ends! Get your bids in before it closes! View the auction and bid here.



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