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ATTENTION! Saturday Open Hours CANCELLED . Hope to see you Sunday!

Friday, 18 February 2022 10:24

ATTENTION! Saturday Open Hours are CANCELLED. Hope to see you Sunday!

With the warm temps, rain and wind on Friday, we anticipate that our paths and surfaces will be muddy and unstable. We expect that surfaces will dry up and freeze by Sunday for Open Hours as scheduled 11 am - 3pm. Bundle up and come out for a refreshing walk and visit the animals..

For more information, call 617-333-0924.

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Winter Tree ID Workshop & Tour Jan. 22nd at 10 a.m.

Friday, 14 January 2022 13:14

Many of us can identity a few tree species, like maples and oaks, based on their leaf shapes. Once they shed their leaves in fall, recognizing various tree species can be more difficult but not impossible. A tree's bark, twigs or buds, leftover fruit or seed pods, overall shape, and other features all provide valuable clues.
Join us for a special workshop and arboretum tour that will focus on the special skill of identifying trees in the winter. Learn how to put your observational skills to work along with some of the tricks that make it possible to recognize various tree species even when they are dormant.
There is no fee for this session but registration is required via this link. If possible, this will be an in-person all outdoor session so dress accordingly. In the event of COVID complications, it will be switched to a zoom session.
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Final Second Saturday and Sunday Open Hours of 2021

Thursday, 04 November 2021 14:34

Don't miss the final Second Saturday and Sunday Open Hours of 2021; November 13 & 14, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This month, we will offer extra open hours for one last weekend in 2021. These "second weekend" open hours have given families or small groups a chance to enjoy a visit with the Wakefield animals, take a stroll through the gardens or bring a DIY-picnic to enjoy in a spot of their choice. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x22. Read more...

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Join us for Fall Foliage Family Fun Days - Nov. 6 & 7

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 13:25

Enjoy nature's autumn display while enjoying a leisurely socially distanced visit and/or DIYpicnic during this year's Fall Foliage Fun Days Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7 from 10 am- 3pm. We'll have fun fall-focused activities for all ages including a return of our popular "make-it station," scavenger hunts, seed and leaf collecting, phenology walks, mandela making, leaf-rubbing, visits with the Wakefield animals, and more.

Registration not required but appreciated at this link or by calling 617-333-0924 x22. Suggested donation $5-$10 per adult.

The Wakefield Arboretum is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.

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