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Historic Garden Showcases Dogwood

Who doesn’t like dogwood trees?

They are a stunning introduction to the summer.

The Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum in Milton, Massachusetts features three hundred dogwoods.

The entrance at the Mary May Binney Wakefield Arboretum in Milton, Massachusets. [courtesy photo]

The Arboretum was opened to the public recently for its annual dogwood festival.

A time you can walk the property makes a wonderful invitation.

I had to go.

I saw so many of the dogwoods in bloom.

The Arboretum is the culmination of three centuries of use by ten generations of a single family.

They first settled the property in 1706 as a rural farmstead, then it became a gentleman’s estate, and finally evolved into a year-round property for horticultural experimentation.

Today the Arboretum includes several gardens like nurseries, a Norway Allee, pereniall gardens, and an orchard.

The dogwoods, some of them 30 feet high, take your breath away.

A wonderful garden walk. Need I say more?

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