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Join us for Dogwood Days 2018, a week-long celebration June 9-16, kicking off with Garden Conservancy Open Day - Saturday, June 9th

Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:11

Join us for Dogwood Days 2018 - a week-long celebration of the invaluable gift Polly Wakefield gave to the community and timed to coincide with the bloom of 300+ kousa dogwood trees.  During Dogwood Days the grounds are open daily, Saturday, June 9 - Friday, June 15, 10am-4pm daily.  The week includes open gardens, guided tours, tree sale and a variety of special events, capped off with our 6th Annual Dogwood Days Garden Party. Join your friends at the garden party and enjoy fabulous food and drinks, live jazz, and the chance to bid on many great items in the silent auction.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. To buy yours, click here.

For information about any of these events please call us 617-333-0924.

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Mushroom Propagation Workshop 3/31

Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:14

Take home your own gourmet mushroom log for years of mushroom harvesting!
Don't miss the Wakefield Estate's annual mushroom growing workshop on Saturday, March 31st from 9:00-11:30 am! After an introduction of different mushroom growing methods, we will teach you how to inoculate logs with mushroom spawn and send you home with your own "seeded" log which can provide mushrooms for up to 5 years. This is a great family-friendly event. Please bring your own drill and half-inch drill bit if you have one. All materials provided. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Cost: $20/members; $30/non-members; $50/Family. Co-Sponsored by Brookwood Community Farm. Call 617-333-0924 to register today.
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March Stone Soup with Furniture Conservator Robert Mussey

Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:03

Join us for our third event in the 2018 Stone Soup and Speaker series of engaging talks and delicious homemade soups on March 28th at 6:00 pm. This year's theme, "Digging Deeper: Exploring the Wakefield Estate's Collections," allows for a deeper look at four different aspects of the estate's collections. Our March event will feature an opportunity to hear the deeper story behind our Seymour furniture collection with furniture conservator Robert Mussey.
This program will be held in the Isaac Davenport mansion located at 1465 Brush Hill Road. Suggested donation $5. Space is limited; pre-registration appreciated by calling 617-333-0924 x22.
Save the date! - the final 2018 Stone Soup and Speaker series will be held the final Wednesday of April when Landscape Director Deb Merriam will offer a closer "look" at our world-class arboretum plant collection.
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We're on the map! Actually, Google Earth

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 13:18

During the next year using Google Earth aerial maps, we will be cataloguing our arboretum collection. The map below is an April 2017 GIS Aerial Map viewable on Google Earth program by downloading this KMZ file. Click on the clock icon above the map to view the progressive aerials shot since 1995. Over the next year, we will be adding catalogue records of all trees in our arboretum collection, so check back to see our progress.

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