Herman Melville summed it up in his book Moby Dick : "Nowhere in all America…
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 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?