News Archive

Southwest CDC Green Team from Hyde Park Rides In To Help Out

Wednesday, 15 July 2009 19:40

On July 15th, sixteen teens from Hyde Park and surrounding neighborhoods worked with Wakefield staff interns on maintaining and upgrading areas around the estate’s Entry Circle as part of their service with the Southwest CDC Green Team.


Digging into Local History

Wednesday, 03 June 2009 19:27


Nine high school students from Milton, Boston, Arlington and Norwood participated in the Wakefield Estate's Summer Archaeology Institute during June and July. The students learned about archaeology and local history through a hands-on excavation at the estate under the direction of graduate students from Boston University.

Read more: Digging into Local History


Wakefield Estate and Landscape Institute Pilot Estate Management Seminar

Monday, 01 June 2009 19:21



During the first week of June, the Wakefield Estate became a learning landscape for students from Harvard’s Landscape Institute.  The collaborative program brought together some of the best known horticultural experts in the region to lead day-long tours and sessions, using the Wakefield Estate as a laboratory of horticultural delights and mysteries.  Paul Rogers, Jack Alexander, Marty Michener, and Richard Schulhof were among the faculty who lectured and toured the property with the students.  The program generated lots of ideas from both students and faculty.  Based on the feedback from all involved, it was a huge success.

Read more: Wakefield Estate and Landscape Institute Pilot Estate Management Seminar

Wakefield Welcomes its 2009 Landscape Fellows

Thursday, 02 April 2009 19:15



This summer, the Wakefield Estate is piloting several new programs. One is our new Landscape Fellows Program for college and graduate-level students in the fields of landscape design, preservation and management. Two fellowships were offered exclusively to Landscape Institute certificate candidates to conduct research and/or get hands-on experience in working with its unusual historic landscape and prized collection of woody plants.

Read more: Wakefield Welcomes its 2009 Landscape Fellows


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