News Archive

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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Teachers from Sarah Greenwood School take time out to explore ways to let their students explore Wakefield Estate

Tuesday, 26 August 2008 13:47

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On August 26th, several dozen teachers from Boston Public’s Sarah Greenwood School visited the Wakefield Estate for a retreat to explore ways the K-8 teachers could use the site in conjunction with their classes. After an extended tour of areas that have already been used for educational purposes, the teachers participated in a scavenger hunt and brainstormed in groups.

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Learning about Tree Health at the Wakefield Estate

Saturday, 09 August 2008 13:40

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On August 9th, the Wakefield Charitable Trust hosted a workshop on tree health led by Dave Ropes from Tree Specialists, Inc.  After an engaging power-point presentation and discussion, Dave and the Wakefield staff led the participants on a tour of the estate to view a wide variety of trees and discuss a number of  factors related to keeping them healthy.  Issues covered included soil management, pruning, pest control, irrigation and the natural life cycles and processes of trees.

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