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Create a Backyard Compact Orchard 3/26 at 9:00 am

Tuesday, 01 March 2022 15:40

Create a Backyard Compact Orchard
Saturday, March 26, 9:00 - 10:30 am
Learn how to design and install a compact apple orchard in your backyard. Even with a small yard, you can enjoy fruit from your own trees with minimal effort and cost. This year's compact orchard workshop will be conducted entirely outdoors. Following a presentation covering all the steps needed to design and install a backyard-scale orchard, including the materials needed and costs, we will tour our own 40-tree system for a close-up look. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. $20/$12 members. Register here or by calling 617-333-0924 x22 or email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Subject to cancellation due to weather or COVID complications; see www.wakefieldtrust.org or our Facebook page for any last-minute changes. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x 22.
Co-sponsored by Brookwood Farm.
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March Stone Soup Speakers Series Explores The Story of Ornamentation in the Garden 3/15

Tuesday, 01 March 2022 15:34

For this winter's Stone Soup Speakers Series, we are focusing on some highlights of our quarterly Dogwood Lane, and sharing a "live" and more in-depth telling of some more intriguing features.
The March Zoom presentation will focus on the use of ornamentation in the garden and look at how their use evolved, how these design flourishes are used in garden design. We'll explore how Polly developed a varied and fascinating collection of garden ornaments that add color and whimsical nature to the arboretum. The Stone Soup speakers series is normally a convivial gathering around homemade soup, but this month's session will again be conducted virtually via Zoom.
The March Stone Soup session will be held on March 15th at 6:30 pm via Zoom and be broadcast later on Milton Public Access Television. To receive the zoom link for this 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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Join us for St. Pat's Themed Open Hours Mar 12 & 13

Tuesday, 01 March 2022 14:45

Join us for St. Pat's Themed Open Hours Mar 12 & 13

We've enjoyed opening the grounds to families and friends this winter for open hours to enjoy self-guided walks. This month we will beef things up a bit, collaborating with Sustainable Milton and offering some fun St. Patrick's Day STEM and science activities for our visitors, along with a hot chocolate station, a chance to "adopt an acorn" and visit the animals. Bundle up and come out to enjoy a fun weekend visit and refreshing walk on Saturday or Sunday, March 12 and 13, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Registration is not required and admission is free, but suggested donations of $5 per visitor are appreciated.
Subject to cancellation due to weather or COVID complications; see www.wakefieldtrust.org or our Facebook page for any last-minute changes. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x 22.

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Plant & Pathogen Update for Gardeners by Zoom 3/3

Tuesday, 22 February 2022 15:33

Join us Wednesday, March 3rd at 6:30 via zoom for an informative session about new plant pests and pathogens impacting New England gardeners and nature enthusiasts.Arboretum director Deb Merriam will do a brief presentation and discussion of several new invasive species that are beginning to show up in New England. This talk will help participants identify these problematic species, contact the proper government agencies that are tracking these species and learn what can be done to limit their impact on our native plants.

Registration is required via this link to receive the zoom link for this session. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.

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