News Archive

Plant Geek Day at the Estate -a "certified" success

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 15:04

We are proud and excited to have hosted the Mass. Nursery and Landscape Associates (MNLA) Certified Horticulturalists for their annual "Plant Geek Day" on August 19. The Mass. Certified Horticulturalists (MCH) are professionals in the nursery and landscape industry who have invested the time to learn and qualify as experts in the field. A Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist has the specialized training to understand and troubleshoot both common and unique garden and landscape problems and to recommend effective solutions. As part of their day, the MCHs participated in a Plant ID challenge to identify 25 trees in Polly Wakefield's collection. No one got all 25 right, but the winner headed home with a case of Sam Adams. Thanks to Christie Dustman and Greg Dorr for volunteering their expertise to teach break out sessions on pruning and tree risk assessment.

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Open Hours Continue

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 13:53

Open Hours are beginning to catch on! We frequently receive questions about visitation and began a "pilot program" of regular open hours in July. As awareness and interest in these opportunities for self-guided visits is increasing, we are extending them through mid-October with some modifications to adjust for the shortening days. Public open hours will continue every Thursday from 4:00-dusk, and third Saturdays: Sept.19th and October 17th, from 9:00-noon, rain or shine. For these open hours, it is not necessary to schedule a visit.While we are open for business Monday through Friday, we are generally open for visits by appointment only. We request visitors to call to schedule a visit (617) 333-0924 x22. If you plan to visit during open hours, feel free to call us to let us know to expect you, or if you need directions. Read more...

August Third Thursday Garden Music features Franc Graham

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 12:03

Join us for an evening of garden music! Following our very successful Wine, Cheese and Trees Tour last month, we are inviting the public to join us for an evening to stroll the gardens, enjoy light refreshments and hear great music featuring aspiring local musicians. This month’s garden music night will feature one of Milton’s own, guitarist and singer/songwriter extraordinaire Franc Graham . Join us for a summer evening of great music and light refreshments within the beautiful confines of the estate’s Front Garden. Rain or shine; $10 suggested donation. Please call to RSVP: 617-333-0924.

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Are you a VIP?

Thursday, 16 July 2015 10:25


One reason for the success of this year's Dogwood Days festivities was the hard work by our new and growing corps of volunteers. If you would like to get more involved with the Wakefield Estate, we need your help.

Right now, we especially need volunteers to help us expand our Open Hours and help with our upcoming events like Third Thursdays.

If you have some free time, and would like to get a little more involved; or are a high school student looking to log some Community Service hours, please call Erica Max at 617-333-0924x22.

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