DOGWOOD DAYS 2018: A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION
Saturday, June 9 ~ Garden Conservancy Open Day Program, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Each year hundreds of exceptional gardens nationwide are selected to participate in Garden Conservancy’s Open Days. This year, the Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust has again partnered with the Garden Conservancy to organize “Greater Boston Area Open Days” on June 9th featuring the Wakefield Estate, and other outstanding gardens. Begin your day at the Wakefield Estate, pick up a map and head out to see some great and inspiring gardens. For more information, visit the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program website for the Greater Boston Open Days. Admission to each garden is $7. Day passes for admission to all five gardens are $30 and can be purchased at the estate.
A guided tour of the Wakefield Estate will be offered at 1:00 pm, rain or shine. For more information, visit https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/greater-boston-area-ma-open-day
11:00am: Bonsai Workshop
Learn how to create your own bonsai using local trees. All materials provided; participants will create the own bonsai. $25/members; $35/non-members. Registration required; call 617-333-0924 x22.
Sunday, June 10th -Dogs & Dogwoods Day - all day
Join us for a day of fun for families and four-legged friends featuring "dog" related activities, including an informal dog show at 1:00pm. Stroll the gardens and enjoy the dogwoods at their peak. All dogs must be kept on leash and be under their owner's control.
Monday, June 11 – Saturday, June 16
During Dogwood Days week-long celebration, the estate will be open to the public daily from 10am-4pm for self-guided garden tours and plant sale. Stroll about the estate grounds and formal gardens to view hundreds of breathtaking kousa dogwoods at their peak bloom. If your garden club or organization would like a private guided tour, please call us at (617) 333-0924. During Dogwood Days, a donation of $5 for admission is suggested.
Wednesday, June 13 ~ Wine, Cheese, Trees and Trivia Tour, 6:30 pm
Enjoy light refreshments and a glass of wine and try your hand at "tree trivia" while strolling the formal gardens. Learn about the history of the estate's signature trees. Donation suggested; Please RSVP at 617-333-0924.
Saturday, June 16th, 5:00 pm ~ 6th Dogwood Days Garden Party
The Dogwood Days Garden Party is the Wakefield Estate’s annual fundraiser, celebrating the legacy of Polly Wakefield and her extraordinary gift to the community. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets call Call 617-333-0924.