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Families, join us for a Virtual Field Trip to visit the animals Jan. 18th!

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 10:32

School Vacation Virtual Field Trips for kids
Join us for the first on Jan. 18, 1:00 pm by Zoom
We know students are "zoomed out" of late, but we have found that virtual visits with the animals can be rejuvenative. So, during the winter months, we will be hosting virtual field trips during school vacations for elementary-age students. The field trips will feature fun and interesting things happening outside in nature, as well as visits with the beautiful animals we take care of, including our llamas Betty and Navajo, the sheep, chickens, and our miniature rooster, Pumpkin.
The first zoom session will be on Martin Luther King Day, January 18th at 1:00 p.m. To receive the zoom link for this first field trip, please register  here. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.
Additional zoom field trips will be scheduled for February and April vacations.
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2021 Winter Stone Soup Speakers Series: Meet the "Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum"

Monday, 04 January 2021 12:11

For this winter's Stone Soup speakers series, we will focus inward and reacquaint our followers with the history, landscape, and program vision that led to our renaming this year as the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum. Through story-telling and photos, we hope to engage participants in a conversation that increases people's understanding and attachment to this beautiful and unique cultural landscape nestled in the Blue Hills. The Stone Soup speakers series is normally a convivial gathering around homemade soup, but this year will be conducted virtually via Zoom on the last Wednesdays of the month, January - March, at 6:30 p.m. We will miss the actual sharing of soup and breaking of bread due to the pandemic, but we hope to share a recipe or two of our favorite winter soups.

The January Stone Soup session will give an overview of the ten consecutive generations of occupants who called this place home, with some intriguing details and mysteries unearthed in the early days of our work as we researched the families and documented their collections. To receive the zoom link for the Jan. 27th session, please register here or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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DIY wreath-making by ZOOM a big success! Get yours today!

Friday, 11 December 2020 11:36

We didn't let the pandemic keep us from continuing one our favorite holiday traditions!
Due to ongoing public health concerns, this year we decided to hold the popular annual wreath-making workshop by zoom. Participants picked up all the supplies they needed to make their holiday wreaths at home. Saturday night we hosted a festive zoom session and provided on a couple methods on how to make a wreath base, followed by live tips from floral designer extraordinaire Lisa Ahern on how to embellish the base and turn it into a custom-made show stopper! Look at some of the results! Participants were thrilled with the event and sent rave reviews along with pictures of their completed wreaths.
Kits are still available although the supply is limited - call 617-333-0924 x22 to purchase a kit. We will send you a link to the zoom video we recorded so you can get expert instruction too!
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Thanks to our Autumn Photography Contest entrants!

Wednesday, 18 November 2020 15:14

On the last three Wednesdays of October, photographers of all levels and ages strolled the gardens, attempting to capture some of autumn's remarkable beauty in their pictures. The "best picture" winner is Caitlin Sanchez and her winning photo is displayed below. Some of the other notable entries are included below hers and we will share all the photos on our facebook page during November.

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Read Amy Robins

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