Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival

Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival

The 3rd Annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival will take place July 7-16, 2017!

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is an annual celebration of the region's blue, pink, and white signature flowers! This ten day festival's main attractions are the daily tours of private gardens, each designed and maintained by the individual homeowners and carrying a unique charm. You are sure to enjoy such eclectic spaces, not to mention the good feeling of supporting a variety of local nonprofits.

Gardens are only one part of the festival. Enjoy workshops and lectures presented by leading international horticulturalists, discover promotions at participating nurseries and home centers, take a class to learn proper hydrangea pruning techniques, or even watch a painting demonstration by renowned Cape Cod artists both in-studio and in the gardens themselves.

Garden tours are $5 per person per garden. Each garden is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and only on the days specified. All garden tours are rain or shine and nonrefundable.

Wondering if your garden is "tour worthy"? Read this helpful information.

If you're interested in participating during the 2017 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival by hosting a garden tour, offering a promotion at your business,  becoming a sponsor, please visit this page.

2016 Nonprofit Participants:

  • Barnstable Education Foundation
  • Bourne Historical Society
  • Cape Cod Hydrangea Society
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
  • Cape Cod Synagogue
  • Chatham Garden Club
  • Eastham Library Building Fund
  • Falmouth Garden Club
  • Falmouth Museums On the Green
  • Heritage Museums & Gardens
  • Highfield Hall & Gardens
  • Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod
  • Meetinghouse Farm
  • Osterville Garden Club
  • Provincetown Art Association and Museum
  • ​Sandwich Garden Club
  • St. Peter's Nursery School
  • Sturgis Library
  • The Garden Club of Hyannis
  • Thornton Burgess Society Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen
  • Unitarian Church of Barnstable

Non profits and gardeners who want to participate in 2017 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Own this 2016 Keepsake Hydrangea Festival Poster commemorating the second annual year, featuring a contemporary realist oil painting of signature blue mophead hydrangeas by artist Julia O’Malley-Keyes. Click here to order.


The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival 2015 Keepsake Poster is available to purchase at our online store

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Principal Sponsor:


From the Peace rose to the revolutionary Knock Out® Roses and Drift® Roses, Star® Roses and Plants has been a pioneer in the field of plant development and introduction for more than 100 years.  Founded in 1897 as a retail mail order firm specializing in roses, Star® Roses and Plants has evolved from a wholesale container nursery to a leading genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, perennials and woody plants, and introducing plants from other breeders around the world.


Major Sponsors:

Through expert horticultural care and a comprehensive long-term property management plan, Parterre Garden Services strives to bring all client properties to their truest verdant potential while maintaining the original design intent.

Hyannis Country Garden is a family owned, seven acre garden center located on West Main Street in Hyannis. We have been serving the gardening needs of our customers since 1965. Since that time our motto has been “Big enough to serve you, small enough to know you.” Whether you’re a home gardener or professional landscaper, we look forward to helping you cultivate beautiful landscapes.


Supporting Sponsors:

Soares Flower Garden Nursery

For twenty years, Soares Flower Garden Nursery has been sowing, growing and providing plants to avid and casual gardeners. Are you interested in creating a beautiful garden? Do you want to landscape your yard to perfection? Whether you need plant advice, landscaping services, or just like to browse benches of beautiful plants, come discover what we have on display at our nursery. We’re tucked in the trees in East Falmouth, Cape Cod, MA.

Nature Hills Nursery is the largest online nursery in the U.S. We offer trees, plants & supplies -- over 12,000 products & counting!