Join us for Dogwood Days! June 8 – 14 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm DAILY at the Wakefield Estate, 1465 Brush Hill Rd, Milton, MA
Each June, the Wakefield Estate welcomes visitors to celebrate the annual blooming of hundreds of Polly Wakefield’s kousa dogwood trees. This year’s Dogwood Days celebrates our organization’s 10th anniversary and will include a week full of special events, including open hours, guided tours, our tree and plant sale and more. The grounds will be open daily for self-guided walks around the formal gardens where hundreds of kousa dogwoods will be at their peak bloom. Admission to all events is a $5 suggested donation.
Program highlights include:
Sunday, June 8; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm — Garden Conservancy Greater Boston Open Day
Each year hundreds of exceptional gardens nationwide are selected to participate in The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program. This year, the Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust partnered with The Garden Conservancy to organize “Greater Boston Area Open Days,” featuring the Wakefield Estate, and other outstanding gardens nearby in Milton, West Roxbury, and Roslindale. Begin your day at the estate, pick up a map and head out to see some great and inspiring gardens, some designed by noted landscape designers Christie Dustman and Sally Muspratt. For more information about Greater Boston Open Day, visit the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program website . A guided tour of the Wakefield Estate will be offered at 1:00 pm, rain or shine.
Monday, June 9 – Friday, June 13; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm — Open Garden
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. Plein air artists are invited to capture the blooming dogwoods on canvas. If your garden club or organization would like a private guided tour, please call us at (617) 333-0924.
Saturday, June 14; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm — Dogs and Dogwoods Day
Join us for a day of fun for families and four-legged friends featuring “dog” related activities. Enjoy a yummy “dog” at our Hot Dog stand before entering your pooch in our light-hearted dog show at 1:00 where every dog gets a ribbon. All dogs must be kept on leash and be under their owner’s control. For more information, call (617) 333-0924.