Garden Rendezvous at the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum

Date: Saturday, June 12, 9:00 AM - Saturday, June 12, 2021, 4:00 PM
Place: 1465 Brush Hill Rd , Milton, MA 02186

This event will be held outdoors during the Arboretum's annual Dogwood Days and Covid-19 protocols will be observed. To register, and for more information, email [email protected]

9 AM- Grounds open to the public

10 AM- Coffee and Hypertufa with Northeast Regional President Mike Larkin

Join Michael Larkin from Harrisburg, PA Landscape Designer and Artesian for a demonstration on how to create unique Hypertufa containers for your garden. Hypertufa is a combination of portland cement and various aggregates mixed together to imitate natural Tufa stone. The containers can be used for growing succulents, alpines, and mini conifers. Michael has been making Hypertufa garden art for over 15 years and loves to teach gardeners how to make and enjoy them in their garden.

11 AM -Landscape designer Christie Dustman and Wakefield Arboretum Director Debbie Merriam will do a presentation about pairing conifers with a variety of deciduous plant material. They will walk through the garden to discuss existing pairings and how the landscape could be enhanced by additional plantings.

1PM-4PM Visit joint ACS members Christie Dustman and Patti Ryan's garden, The Art-Full Garden, located just 15 minutes from the Wakefield Arboretum. It is an urban property brimming with conifers, companion plants, boulders, rusty objects, and sculpture. Coincidentally their garden is featured in the 200th edition of Fine Gardening Magazine by Taunton Press, the current edition now on newsstands.

4PM-6PM ACS member appreciation event at Wakefield-

ACS members and friends will be served libations and cheese pairings on the piazza porch of the Davenport mansion at the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum.

Garden entrance fee- ($5 suggested donation)

Workshops and reception free to ACS members

Please send RSVP to [email protected] or call Debbie Merriam 617-868-0257

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