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Join us for our Holiday Open House Dec 10 and 12-14

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 21:08

We hope you will join us at our annual holiday open house Dec 12th through 14th. It's a chance to get into the holiday spirit and see the historic Davenport Mansion decked out in beautiful greens and holiday decorations.
Following our participation in the Merry Historic Milton Familyfest, The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum's Holiday Open House will be held daily Sunday, December 12 - Tuesday Dec 14, 11:00 am-3:00 pm.
Admission to the open house is a suggested donation of $5, members are free. Group rates are available. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.

Merry Historic Milton FamilyFest at Three Historic Estates

Wednesday, 10 November 2021 14:18

Merry Historic Milton FamilyFest
at three historic estates:
The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum,
The Eustis Estate, & The Forbes House Museum
Saturday, December 11, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Enjoy a day of festive family fun at three historic estates in Milton. Tickets provide admission to the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum, the Forbes House Museum, and the Eustis Estate. Each location will have a unique experience with holiday-themed activities and seasonal refreshments.
  • The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum will have botanical ornament-making, gingerbread cookie decorating, animal visits, a photo booth, garden strolls and tours of the holiday-bedecked mansion.
  • The Eustis Estate will have storytime with Santa from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., holiday crafts, and the decorated mansion open to explore.
  • The Forbes House Museum will have holiday crafts, stories at the Lincoln Cabin, a hot chocolate bar in the historic barn, and the house open for tours.
Most activities will be outdoors. Masks are required for any indoor visits.
For tickets, use this link.
Members $20
Nonmembers $25Children under 18 $10

 

Ticket includes admission to the festivities at all three historic estates.
For more information call 617-333-0924 x22.
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Don't miss our fun wreath-making workshop 12/8 &12/9

Wednesday, 13 October 2021 09:46

Don't miss our fun wreath-making workshop! It's time to resume one of our favorite holiday traditions!
This year - Two nights by popular demand and for safe social distancing!
Wednesday, December 8th, 6:00 pm & Thursday, Dec. 9th, 6:00 pm
This year, due to popular name and to ensure safe distancing, we will hold our popular wreath-making workshop two nights -Wednesday, Dec. 8th and Thursday, Dec.9th from 6:00-7:30 pm. Participants will create a fabulous holiday wreath for their door with locally-sourced fancy evergreens. This workshop will begins with a short demonstration on how to make a wreath base from locally sourced greens. After that, floral designer extraordinaire and Milton cemetery Superintendent Lisa Ahern will show how to embellish that plain base and turn it into a custom-made showstopper! All materials provided but feel free to bring your own decorations. The fee for this class is $50; $30 for members. Supplies and space are limited and registration is required; call 617-333-0924 x22.
To register for December 8, click here.
To register for December 9, click here.
Due to ongoing public health concerns, people wishing to participate in the wreath-making session virtually will have the option of arranging to pick up all the supplies they need to make their holiday wreaths at home. If needed, a zoom session will be provided giving a short demonstration on how to make a wreath base, followed by a segment by floral designer extraordinaire Lisa Ahern on how to embellish the base and turn it into a showstopper! Wreath kits for virtual attendees will be available for pick-up Wednesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 9; call to make arrangements.
The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum is located at 1465 Brush Hill Road in Milton.
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Join us for 2nd Sat/Sun Open Hours Oct 10th 9-12

Saturday, 09 October 2021 10:39

This month, we will again offer extra open hours on the Second Saturday and Sunday in October. These "second weekend" open hours have given families or small groups a chance to enjoy a visit with the Wakefield animals, take a stroll through the gardens or bring a DIY picnic to enjoy in a spot of their choice.
Because of the more elaborate Familyfest activities planned for the afternoon of the 9th, this month's open hours will be limited to 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. For more information, call 617-333-0924 x22.
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