Recent News

"New" discovery about "The Lady of the Lake" Mural

Friday, 02 April 2021 10:28

"New" discovery about The Lady of the Lake Mural

Another important discovery! If you have visited the Isaac Davenport Mansion, you will certainly remember the monochrome mural that graces the walls of the dining room. In March, we learned from Lorraine Bigrigg, Partner and Senior Conservator at Studio TKM Associates that the mural was produced in the 19th century by the Zuber paper company in Paris ( based on the painting by J. Michel Gue "Les Vues d'Ecosse" (views of Scotland). The mural depicts the medieval tale set in Scotland of The Lady of the Lake, the narrative poem written by Sir Walter Scott. A close-up assessment and documentation of this rare mural is the first step toward its conservation.

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Actual and Virtual Visits for School Vacation Week

Friday, 02 April 2021 10:17

Actual and Virtual Visits for School Vacation Week
Monday, April 19-Friday, April 23, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Special activity offered by Zoom daily at 11:00 am
For this year’s April vacation we invite you to visit - either actually or virtually - to enjoy the special time of spring with your family. During our open hours (requiring registration via this link) enjoy a self-guided stroll and visits with the animals. For those who cannot visit us in person, we are offering a special online activity offered via Zoom at 11:00 am each day, and visitors on-site will be able to participate in these activities live. Daily activities will include woodland walks, pond visit, worm exploration, planting seeds, and making nature art. The full schedule will be published on the website prior to vacation week.
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Our Arboretum Through a Magnifying Glass - The Movement of Water in the Landscape 4/7

Thursday, 25 March 2021 08:06

This series will focus on important elements in our garden that are often overlooked but are instrumental in the ecological cycles happening all year long.
This third session session, The Movement of Water in the Landscape, on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2021 AT 6:30 PM EDT, will look at hydrology, a key factor in the life of the arboretum. Natural and manmade systems have altered the flow of water over hundreds of years. This presentation will take a closer look on how water moves from Great Blue Hill through the Wakefield landscape and into the Neponset River watershed.

Just published! Our winter edition of "Dogwood Lane" exploring the revelations we've discovered as we rebound

Friday, 19 February 2021 13:38

Enjoy the winter edition of "Dogwood Lane"- exploring the revelations we've discovered as we rebound.

To read it online, click here.

For a printable copy of this or any prior issue of Dogwood Lane, click here or visit the news tab on this website.




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