Holiday Holly Hike at Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

December 14, 2019
American robin eating American holly berries © Dana Spires
American Robin © Dana Spires

Saturday, December 14 • 10:00-11:30 am

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Join Director Ian Ives the morning of December 14 for a "holly-day" season walk at Ashumet Holly in Falmouth—home to one of the largest holly plantations in New England! 

The sanctuary boasts more than 65 types of hollies, ranging from American to Asian to European specimens, as well as the rare Franklinia tree. We'll learn about the natural history of Ashumet’s 50 original hollies, which were propagated by former property owner—and the first Agriculture Secretary of Massachusetts—Wilfred Wheeler.

You won't go home empty-handed, either! Bring a grocery bag to gather your own holly boughs for the holidays. Holly Guides will be handed out free of charge. Your holly boughs can be used in stunning seasonal decorations like centerpieces or garlands, and holly sprigs make beautiful finishing touches on gift-wrapped presents!


  • Members: $10/adult, $8/child
  • Nonmembers: $12/adult, $10/child

Suitable for adults and children ages 12 and older.

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Please note that this program meets at Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary in Falmouth. Get Directions >