Three local iconic garden estates to host 3rd Annual Blue Hills Great Estates Fall Foliage Weekend on November 2nd, 2019

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Three local iconic garden estates to host 3rd Annual Blue Hills Great Estates Fall Foliage Weekend on November 2nd, 2019

Bask in the fall beauty on Saturday November 2nd, 2019.

Three local iconic garden estates will host the 3rd Annual Blue Hills Great Estates Fall Foliage Weekend, showcasing their autumn landscapes and designed gardens on Saturday, November 2, 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. daily (Rain date Sunday, Nov. 3). The Trustees’ Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, the Mary Wakefield Estate and Arboretum, and Historic New England’s Eustis Estate will open their grounds to visitors to celebrate the fall season with landscape and garden tours, nature crafts, seasonal beverages and treats, and activities for the whole family.

The Eustis Estate, at 1424 Canton Ave in Milton, will celebrate the final weekend of its special exhibition Changing Landscape: Sculpture at the Eustis Estate, with outdoor sculpture throughout the property and a drop-in sculpture making workshop with artist Madeleine Lord. Throughout the day there will be family crafts, a cider making demo and apple tasting, and lawn games. Enjoy the peace of the landscape while taking mindful walks with meditation instructor, Elaine Davis, from 12:00-2:00 p.m.

At the Trustees’ Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate, located at 2468 Washington Street in Canton, the main house will be opened to visitors to check out their new decor while taking in the setting of the soon-to-be-released movie- Little Women. At 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. visitors can take a tour of the beautiful trees on the property with horticulture assistant, Frances Kilmurray. Colorful foliage and the beauty of barks, berries and evergreen forms will take center stage. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the scenic trails, purchase plants to add to your own garden, experience the fun of yard games, and take home a free Trustees tote with the purchase of a Trustees membership.

The Wakefield Estate and Arboretum, located at 1465 Brush Hill Rd in Milton, will feature guided walks through its unique arboretum and grounds, including its new dwarf conifer collection that features over 50 species of conifers, at 11:00 a.m. , 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. ; caramel apple-making for kids and cider for adults, along with nature-based crafts and tree identification activities for the whole family.

At each estate, tickets for members are $5; $10 for non-members; $20/family. Children under 18 are free. For more information call 617-333-0924 or visit the websites of each location for more information:

The Eustis Estate (617-994-6600) www.historicnewengland.org/eustisestate
The Wakefield Estate (617-333-0924): www.wakefieldtrust.org
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate (781-255-1996): thetrustees.org

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