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Join us for 2nd Sat/Sun Open Hours Oct 10th 9-12

Saturday, 09 October 2021 10:39

This month, we will again offer extra open hours on the Second Saturday and Sunday in October. These "second weekend" open hours have given families or small groups a chance to enjoy a visit with the Wakefield animals, take a stroll through the gardens or bring a DIY picnic to enjoy in a spot of their choice.
Because of the more elaborate Familyfest activities planned for the afternoon of the 9th, this month's open hours will be limited to 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.
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ATTN! BH October Familyfest SOLD OUT! Join us for OPEN HOURS Sunday!

Saturday, 09 October 2021 10:18

While we are very happy to have had so much interest in our BH October Familyfest, we are sorry to say we are completely SOLD OUT!

If you had hoped to come out today, please join us tomorrow morning - Sunday, October 10th - from 9-12 to enjoy a visit with the animals or to take a stroll through the garden. No food will be available but feel free to bring a DIY picnic. Suggested donation $5 per adult.



Join us for the 3rd annual Blue Hills October Familyfest Oct. 9th

Friday, 17 September 2021 11:26

The Wakefield Arboretum Hosts 3rd annual Blue Hills October Familyfest October 9th
The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum will welcome visitors for its 3rd annual Blue Hills October Familyfest on Saturday, October 9, 2:00-5:00 pm. The event will feature live music, delicious brats and hotdogs, kids' activities and games, farm animals, and locally crafted beer. This annual celebration benefits the estate's Outdoor Environmental Education Program.
Local faves Dark Crushes, led by Ron Fletcher, welcome special guest Franc Graham to the stage for an eclectic blend of cool rock and alt-80s covers as well as originals songs. Their performance promises to put the festive in festival!
Admission to the Blue Hills October Familyfest includes an entrance ticket, food, one free pour, and a raffle ticket for a special prize. Tickets are $25, kids are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance via this link or by calling 617-333-0924 x22; valid ID required at check-in if drinking. Masks and social distancing are encouraged. The rain date for this event is Sunday, October 10, 2:00-5:00 pm.
The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.

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Have You Noticed Our New Historic Site Sign?

Wednesday, 01 September 2021 13:49

The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum has had many visitors stop by after noticing our new sign at our entry, but hopefully, many of you have also noticed the stunning new sign installed by Milton 350th Anniversary Committee, acknowledging the property's historic significance and recent designation as a Historic District on the National Registry of Historic Places.
The National Register nomination form for the district was approved by the Massachusetts Historical Commission for "its association with the growth and development of the town of Milton and the broader Boston basin, tracking changes in agricultural practice and in settlement form as the region’s density and character changed over three centuries." The NR nomination acknowledged that the "landscape includes buildings, structures, fields, and gardens that are well-preserved examples of key types that have been identified as emblematic of the periods of their construction and use," adding that "these resources reflect the unfolding of the family’s relationship with the land and the community, as the site shifted from farm to country place to suburb, supporting its historic significance.".

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