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We're Launching Second Sat/Sun Open Hours with Family Fun Day

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 15:29

We're Launching Second Sat and Sun Open Hours with Family Fun Days Saturday, July 10 and Sunday July 11.
Enjoy a relaxing and fun weekend visit to the Arboretum and the animals! Families and individuals are invited to find a nice spot to take in nature to relax and enjoy a leisurely and socially distanced visit and/or BYO picnic. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the labyrinths, self-guided garden tour, or see the Wakefield animals. Some animals will be welcoming their friends both days from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Open hours are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11.

Mother's Day Tea with a Twist (of lemon perhaps!)

Friday, 30 April 2021 08:51

After canceling Mother's Day Tea last year in the early days of the pandemic, we are determined to welcome families for a celebration of Mother's Day, with some modifications to ensure everyone's enjoyment and safety.
As part of the Mother's Day celebration, visitors are invited to stroll the arboretum's beautiful formal garden during open hours 1:00-4:00 pm. This year, the tea will be self-serve and families can enjoy their tea in some of the prettiest areas of our arboretum. Guests will receive a bag of tasty treats to enjoy and will be sent home with their own small bouquet.
Visitors are required to register in advance via this link. $10 per person. (Kids are free but will not receive separate treat bags or bouquets.) Space is limited.
For more information or questions, call 617-333-0924 x22.
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Celebrate Arbor Day at our Arboretum!

Friday, 16 April 2021 12:48

Celebrate Arbor Day at our Arboretum
Friday, April 30th, Saturday, May 1st, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Celebrate Arbor Day strolling at our Arboretum and in our woods. During these past months, we've seen how valuable it is for individuals and families to have opportunities to get outdoors in nature. While we still have to require masks and social distancing and limit attendance, we invite you to celebrate with a scheduled visit to the arboretum on April 30th or May 1st, 10 am-3:00 pm (rain date - May 2nd). Visitors will have the opportunity to take self-guided walks and visit with some of the animals. Activities will be outdoors; dress appropriately. Registration is required via this link; space is limited. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.

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CANCELLED! Planning and Creating a Compact Orchard Workshop

Friday, 19 March 2021 10:19

Learn how to design and install a compact apple orchard in your back yard. 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, keeping within the state's COVID protocols. 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. Participants must wear masks and adhere to social distancing. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

$20/$15 members. Register here or by calling 617-333-0924 x22.

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