2nd Annual Blue Hills Great Estates Fall Foliage Weekend
Three local iconic garden estates will host the 2nd Annual Blue Hills Great Estates Fall Foliage Weekend, showcasing their autumn landscapes and designed gardens on Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 10am-3pm daily. The Trustees’ Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, the Mary Wakefield Estate, and Historic New England’s Eustis Estate will open their grounds to visitors to celebrate the fall season with landscape and garden tours, nature crafts, seasonal beverages and treats, and activities for the whole family.
At the Bradley Estate, located at 2468 Washington Street in Canton, guided tours will be offered at 12:00pm, 1:00pm and 2:00pm, and visitors can enjoy hot cider, outdoor games, a fall-themed scavenger hunt and make-your-own fall bouquets. The Eustis Estate, at 1424 Canton Ave in Milton, offers landscape tours at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm along with craft activities for families with the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, cider making demo and apple tasting, lawn games and live music – featuring Ukulele Union of Boston (Saturday) and Boston Guitar Orchestra (Sunday). The Wakefield Estate, located at 1465 Brush Hill Rd in Milton, will feature guided walks through its unique arboretum and grounds, including its new dwarf conifer collection that features over 25 species of conifers, at 11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:00pm, caramel apple making for kids and hard cider sampling for adults, along with nature-based crafts and tree identification activities for the whole family.
At each estate, tickets for members are $5; $10 for non-members; $20/family. Children under 18 are free. Visit all three and obtain a free program voucher to redeem at one of the estates through December 2018. For more information call 617-333-0924 or visit the websites of each location for more information:
The Eustis Estate: www.historicnewengland.org/eustisestate
The Wakefield Estate: www.wakefieldtrust.org
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate: thetrustees.org