DOGWOOD DAYS 2019: A WEEK-LONG CELEBRATION
Each June, the Wakefield Estate welcomes visitors to celebrate the annual blooming of hundreds of Polly Wakefield's kousa dogwood trees. We’re excited to announce that this year’s Dogwood Days will kick-off with our seventh annual Dogwood Days Garden Party on June 8th (rsvp required), followed by a week-full of special events, including open hours, guided tours, a tree sale, our Wine, Cheese and Trees event, Dog and Dogwoods Day and more. From Sunday, June 9th until Saturday, June 15th, the grounds will be open daily from 10 am until 4 pm for self-guided walks around the formal gardens where hundreds of kousa dogwoods will be at their peak bloom.
Schedule is subject to change. Please call 617-333-0924 to confirm specific program info.
In conjunction with our Dogwood Days Celebration, we will hold our annual plant sale. This is your opportunity to add some special woody plants and perennials to your own yard, including some of the estate's signature kousa dogwoods, metasequoias, tulip trees, and mayapples.
Program highlights include:
Saturday, June 8 - 7th Dogwood Days Garden Party
The Wakefield Estate’s annual fundraiser at the Isaac Davenport Mansion, celebrates the legacy of Polly Wakefield and her extraordinary gift to the community. Festivities begin at 5 pm. Tickets are $75 and must be purchased in advance. For more information or to RSVP, call 617-333-0924. To buy your ticket, click here.
Sunday, June 9 – Saturday, June 15
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 12 - Wine, Cheese and Trees event - 6:30 pm
Saturday, June 15th - Dogs & Dogwoods Day and Dogwood Beer Garden - a day of fun for families and four-legged friends featuring "dog" related activities, including an informal dog show at 1:00 pm. Stroll the gardens and enjoy the dogwoods at their peak. All dogs must be kept on leash and be under their owner's control.
- 1:00 pm Family-friendly Dog Show
- 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Dogwood Beer Garden - Join us for a refreshing pint of locally-crafted draft beer