Sat, Jun 9
10:00 AM- 4:00 PM
We are proud to partner with the Mary M.B. Wakefield Estate to bring you this Open Day. Each June, the Wakefield Estate welcomes visitors to celebrate the annual blooming of hundreds of Polly Wakefield’s Kousa dogwood trees during “Dogwood Days”. As host garden, the Wakefield Estate has helped us line up several remarkable gardens, some with important historical horticultural pedigrees and others reflecting remarkable accomplishments of local gardeners and landscape designers.
Begin your day at the Wakefield Estate, purchase a discounted day pass for $35, pick up a map and head out to see some or all of these great and inspiring gardens. A guided tour of the Wakefield Estate will be offered at 1 p.m., rain or shine.
*Please note: The Notlim Estate at 291 Hillside Street - Garden of Carol Stocker & Robert Mussey in Milton has been added to this date after publication of the 2018 Open Days Directory.
- Mary M. B. Wakefield Estate
Open Days coincides with the Wakefield Estate’s own Dogwood Days, timed to give the public a rare opportunity to enjoy our collection of hundreds of Chinese Dogwoods...
- The Notlim Estate at 291 Hillside Street - Garden of Carol Stocker & Robert Mussey
Notlim was landscaped by Ernest W. Bowditch, whose work includes The Breakers and other Newport estates. The Notlim Estate (that's Milton spelled backwards!) was created in 1911...
- Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate
Once a colonial farmstead known as Cherry Hill Farm, the Bradley Estate was transformed in 1902 into a classic country estate...
- Dustman-Ryan Garden
This garden reflects the creative efforts of a mighty team: Christie Dustman, professional garden designer and Patti Ryan, a professional furniture maker.
- The former “Mrs. Holden McGinley Garden” designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman
An intact garden designed for Mrs. Holden McGinley by Ellen Biddle Shipman in 1925, at the peak of her illustrious career as one of America’s premiere landscape architects.
- The Roberts Garden - Formerly the "Helen Gilbert Estate" Designed by Fletcher Steele
Not to be missed! The Roberts Garden was formerly the Helen Gilbert Estate, designed by Fletcher Steele between 1953 and 1960...