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Sarah Greenwood 8th Graders Plant Trees and Memories

Thursday, 30 October 2008 15:07

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On October 30th, twenty five 8th graders from the Sarah Greenwood school in Dorchester came to the estate to do community service, planting seven new apple trees and bulbs. After completing the project, the students enjoyed a pizza lunch. After lunch, there was time for a tour of the site and a scavenger hunt.

It was an amazing day and we are grateful for their help, and happy they had a chance to enjoy the estate.

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Thacher Adolescents Plant Ahead for Springtime Beauty

Friday, 24 October 2008 15:01

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On Friday, October 24th, students from the Adolescent Program at Thacher Montessori planted spring bulbs in the “Front Garden” of the Wakefield Estate. In Spring, this formal hedged garden is one of the most beautiful areas at the property with the early blooms of the red and white Cercis canadensis (redbud), azaleas, and spring ephemerals including Virginia bluebells, mayapple, Jack-in-the-pulpit and trillium. The daffodils planted by the students will add to the tulip and tiger lily bulbs still present from Polly Wakefield’s work in this area, and will create an amazing springtime display.

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Fall Brings Out Some of the Estate’s Most Stunning Displays

Monday, 20 October 2008 14:09

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October 20th - This year’s spectacular Fall foliage is a reminder that the Estate is stunningly beautiful throughout the year. Currently and through the November 20, we have open hours Thursday afternoons for visitors to enjoy a self-guided walk among the gardens, orchard or woodland. Guided tours are available at 4:00. See events calendar for updates.

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Wet and Wild Weather does not deter the “Birds and Bees” event

Sunday, 14 September 2008 13:52

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September 14th, a soggy Sunday morning, local birding expert Patty O’Neill led a bird walk through the estate, focusing on areas she has seen activity over the past year of monitoring the estate’s bird population. Due to the rain, there was not much bird activity, but the tough group that braved the bad weather had a tour of the estate and Erica Max, our landscape supervisor, filled them in about the history of the areas visited.

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