Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Sign In   |   Register
Plant Geek Day
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend
Plant Geek Day

Plant Geek Day is about Knowledge, Networking & Fun! Back by popular demand, this expanded MCH day is for sharing a great educational opportunity with all nursery and landscape professionals within the industry.

8/19/2015
When: August 19, 2015
7:30am—3pm
Where: The Historic Wakefield Estate & Arboretum
1465 Brush Hill Road
Milton, Massachusetts  02186
United States
Contact: MNLA office
413-369-4731


Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

Click here to download a mail-in registration form.

Plant Geek Day

Plant Geek Day is about Knowledge, Networking & Fun! Back by popular demand, this expanded MCH day is for sharing a great educational opportunity with all nursery and landscape professionals within the industry. 

Our Day's Agenda

7:30am Estate opens

8–9am Registration in carriage barn

9am Welcome tent behind mansion house (Mark, executive director) and introduction to the Estate (staff)

9:30am Opportunity to take the “challenge”

10–10:45am Break-out session I (select one)

  1. Hands on presentation on Aesthetic pruningPruning for aesthetic value, and health by Christie Dustman, MCH, Certified Landscape Designer
  2. Managing Invasives without Pesticidesby Debbie Merriam, Landscape Director Wakefield Charitable trust
  3. Assessing Tree Health—by Greg Dorr ISA Certified Arborist
  4. Creating a compact backyard orchardby Mark Smith Executive Director of Wakefield Estates

11–11:45am Break-out session II (same sessions as above, select one)

12pm Box lunches on the piazza terrace and business meeting Opportunity to tour the Davenport Mansion

1–2pm Tour of the Estate

  • Tour 1: An overview of the Wakefield Estate landscape management plan and how it was developed. Issues of dealing with a historic garden, deer browsing, trees planted too close together and deteriorating specimens. Tour leader: Debbie Merriam, Wakefield landscape director
  • Tour 2: An overview of how the trust uses the Wakefield Estate resources in backyard agriculture, programming, and education Erica Max education and program director Wakefield Charitable trust

2pm Thank you and final remarks

2:15–3pm Grounds open for self-guided walks

 


 

HOST LOCATION

The Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust promotes life-long participatory learning using the land and resources of the Wakefield Estate. Through fostering the connections between people, land and history, the Wakefield Charitable Trust aims to create a living and accessible landscape that carries on the legacy of Polly Wakefield and her vision for an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry.

The Wakefield Estate has been in the same family for 300 years and consists of formal gardens, nurseries, orchards wetlands, and woodlands. Polly Wakefield was an amateur landscape designer who worked closely with Donald Wyman from the Arnold Arboretum to develop her unique plant collection.

Site Map
Home    News    Events    Membership    MCH    Jobs   
About    Links    Contact

MNLA
Conway, Massachusetts 01341
Rena Sumner, Executive Director

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership  ::  Legal