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Have you read the newest issue of"Dogwood Lane," our new quarterly journal?

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:09

We hope you have had a chance to check out our quarterly journal, entitled "Dogwood Lane." Each quarter, Dogwood Lane will focus on a different aspect of our programs and work of the Mary M. B. Charitable Trust. The first edition provided a deeper understating of how we carry out our mission to "promote life-long participatory learning using the resources of the Wakefield Estate," with a focus on three of the estate's educational programs. Subsequent issues have focused more deeply on other topics.

We hope you will take a few minutes to read our most recent issue by clicking here.

The spring edition of "Dogwood Lane" is entitled "The Evolution of a Landscape: a photographic journey of the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum" and shares a fascinating glimpse at and the story behind the evolution of several landscape features here at the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum.

Or click on one of the links below to read an earlier issue and learn more about our work. We'd love to hear what you think!

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 1, Issue One - Wakefield Estate's educational programs.

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 1, Issue Two - Horticultural Research at the Wakefield Estate. 

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 1, Issue Three - A Deeper Look at Wakefield Family History.

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 1, Issue Four - Focus on the Wakefield Estate's Horticultural Partnerships - Collaborations "In The Garden."

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 2, Issue One - Exploring the Wakefield Estate's Key Educational Alliances and Partnerships

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 2, Issue Two - How We Draw Inspiration From Earth Day's 50th Anniversary.

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 2, Issue Three - Exploring the Impulse to Collect Plants.

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 2, Issue Four - The Impact of Human Occupation on Local Land Use.

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 3, Issue One - Cultivating a Passion for Trees

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 3, Issue Two - Revelations as We Rebound

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 3, Issue Three - Features and Objects, Part 1

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 3, Issue Four - Features and Objects, Part 2

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 4, Issue One - Our Arboretum in a Warming World.

Click here to read Dogwood Lane Vol. 4, Issue Two - Polly's Lifelong Commitment to Community and the Environment


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Join us for Dogwood Days 2018, a week-long celebration June 9-16, kicking off with Garden Conservancy Open Day - Saturday, June 9th

Thursday, 24 May 2018 14:11

Join us for Dogwood Days 2018 - a week-long celebration of the invaluable gift Polly Wakefield gave to the community and timed to coincide with the bloom of 300+ kousa dogwood trees.  During Dogwood Days the grounds are open daily, Saturday, June 9 - Friday, June 15, 10am-4pm daily.  The week includes open gardens, guided tours, tree sale and a variety of special events, capped off with our 6th Annual Dogwood Days Garden Party. Join your friends at the garden party and enjoy fabulous food and drinks, live jazz, and the chance to bid on many great items in the silent auction.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. To buy yours, click here.

For information about any of these events please call us 617-333-0924.

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Mushroom Propagation Workshop 3/31

Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:14

Take home your own gourmet mushroom log for years of mushroom harvesting!
Don't miss the Wakefield Estate's annual mushroom growing workshop on Saturday, March 31st from 9:00-11:30 am! After an introduction of different mushroom growing methods, we will teach you how to inoculate logs with mushroom spawn and send you home with your own "seeded" log which can provide mushrooms for up to 5 years. This is a great family-friendly event. Please bring your own drill and half-inch drill bit if you have one. All materials provided. Space is limited, pre-registration is required. Cost: $20/members; $30/non-members; $50/Family. Co-Sponsored by Brookwood Community Farm. Call 617-333-0924 to register today.

March Stone Soup with Furniture Conservator Robert Mussey

Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:03

Join us for our third event in the 2018 Stone Soup and Speaker series of engaging talks and delicious homemade soups on March 28th at 6:00 pm. This year's theme, "Digging Deeper: Exploring the Wakefield Estate's Collections," allows for a deeper look at four different aspects of the estate's collections. Our March event will feature an opportunity to hear the deeper story behind our Seymour furniture collection with furniture conservator Robert Mussey.
This program will be held in the Isaac Davenport mansion located at 1465 Brush Hill Road. Suggested donation $5. Space is limited; pre-registration appreciated by calling 617-333-0924 x22.
Save the date! - the final 2018 Stone Soup and Speaker series will be held the final Wednesday of April when Landscape Director Deb Merriam will offer a closer "look" at our world-class arboretum plant collection.

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