Barnstable Education Foundation Garden Tours
Five beautiful gardens will be open for viewing on July 7, 10 am-4 pm. The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the Branstable Education Foundation. Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine
Barnstable Education Foudation will have garden tours on July 8 and July 14 as well, click for more details.
Garden #1 A Lushly Planted Garden in Sandwich
Garden Address: 7 Jeannes Way, Forestdale
Date(s) Open for tours: Friday July 7th 10 AM to 4 PM
Garden Brief Description: The Helfrich’s property is a lovely, informal garden with a little bit of everything. Tall oaks and pines are the backdrop for the extensively planted backyard space which features a variety of shrubs, perennials and annuals set off by a 100 foot stone wall. The setting is highlighted by a small fish pond/water garden with a lively waterfall, unique stick arbors, and stone-lined paths that wind through the wooded section. Hanging baskets, planters, garden sculptures, and wind chimes accent the garden and brick patio. Numerous laurels, rhododendrons and hydrangeas surround this traditional Cape home.
Garden Directions: Go west on Farmersville to end at Cotuit Road. Right onto Cotuit and left at light onto Quaker Meetinghouse. Left onto 130 south. Second left onto Jeannes Way.
Garden Parking: Park on one side of the street, please.
Garden Handicapped Accessibility:• Discretionary: uneven land, soft ground, or sets of stairs. Proper judgment is advised.
Garden #2 The Fornari Gardens @ Lawrence Pond
Garden Address: 2 Lawrence Pond Lane, Sandwich, MA
Date(s) Open for tours: Friday July 7 10 AM to 4 PM
Garden Brief Description: If you love flowers, vegetables and a range of unusual trees and shrubs, you’ll be entranced with the Fornari gardens. See a solar-heated seed-starting shed, abundant use of color, magical stump plantings and container annuals. Discover cutting garden plants, reliable vegetables and creative use of arbors and fences. A special early-morning coffee and photo-shoot is available by reservation only - information below.
Garden Directions: From Race Lane go west until it turns into Farmersville. Pass Great Hill Rd on right and turn right onto Stowe Rd by large Camp Lyndon Sign. Lawrence Pond Lane is an immediate right but parking is on Stowe Road. (From the Helfrich garden go east on Farmersville. Pass by the first intersection with Stowe Road, proceed to the large Camp Lyndon Y Camp sign and turn left onto Stowe Rd.)
Garden Parking: Lawrence Pond Lane is a small cul-de-sac with very limited parking. Most parking will be on Stowe Road.Garden Handicapped Accessibility:• Difficult: steep or wooded land, sandy ground, sets of stairs or multiple levels. Not suggested for wheelchair or walker.
Garden #3 The Captain’s Gardens
Garden Address: 539 Main Street Centerville
Date(s) Open for tours: Friday July 7 10 AM to 4 PM
Garden Brief Description: In the heart of Centerville, the bluestone walkway at The Captain David Kelley House Bed and Breakfast leads you into an eclectic mix of roses, hydrangeas, rhododendrons, potted agapanthus, perennials and annuals. Creeping English Ivy and old Cedars are complemented by fountains and garden statuary. A brick staircase in the terraced back yard descends to a stone patio with teak seating areas and firepit, all bordered by Hydrangeas and Privet Hedge.
Garden Directions: Take S. Main Street from Osterville, or Route 28 south onto Old Stage Road and then to Main Street in Centerville. 539 Main Street Centerville, is in the heart of the village just up from the public library. Follow the bluestone walkway on the right side of the house.
Garden Parking: On street, and in the parking lot across the street at the Centerville Recreation Building
Garden Handicapped Accessibility: • Discretionary: uneven land, soft ground, or sets of stairs. Proper judgment is advised.
Garden #4 Fabulous Flowers and Fish
Garden Address: 42 Depot Street, Dennis Port
Date(s) Open for tours: Friday July 7, 10 AM to 4 PM
Garden Brief Description: A FUN garden, with a dramatic flair! See what magic can be created in a small space. The owner, John Sullivan, writes: “My gardens started quite by accident. Our property was covered by large shade trees, but Hurricane Bob changed all that. By the time all the trees were cleared and stumps pulled, the yard looked like the dark side of the moon. I started replanting with small gardens but have expanded to included five waterfalls, three koi ponds and a triple layered garden. I chose plants by color, leaf shape and size.”Garden Directions: From Rt. 28 traveling from Hyannis, turn right onto Depot Street. #42 is on the left.
Garden Parking: Park on one side of the street please.
Garden Handicapped Accessibility:• Accessible: flat land, hard ground, stone or paved walkways. Wheelchair or walker friendly.
Garden #5 Mini Hydrangea Patch
Garden Address: 30 Depot Street, Dennis Port , Ma
Date(s) Open for tours: Friday July 7
Garden Brief Description: A Variety of Hydrangea's nestle along the perimeter of this cottage converted to a home. You’ll see a variety of flowering shrubs that provide low-maintenance color through the season. We also have a collection of hosta, daylilies and assorted other plants in our little piece of paradise. Come to gather planting ideas for every month of the year.Garden Directions: From Rt. 28 traveling from Hyannis, turn right onto Depot Street. #30 is on the left down the street from the Sullivan Garden.
Garden Parking: Some front driveway parking, mostly on the street.
Garden Handicapped Accessibility: • Difficult: steep or wooded land, sandy ground, sets of stairs or multiple levels. Not suggested for wheelchair or walker.