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Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest Garden Tours: Sunday, July 18, 2021

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Gary Family Farm, 340 Cedar Street, West Barnstable 
Tour benefiting Whelden Memorial Library
Open for tours:  Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th 

The property is a work in progress and each year we make new gains. The primary vegetable garden is a mix of raised beds and in ground beds. There are multiple additional flower beds throughout the property. A small apple orchard has been started, and fruit should be apparent during July. Fertilizer is provided year-round from the chickens in residence!
 Garden Parking: Please, park on Maple Street. The parking attendant will guide you. 
Garden Handicapped Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.

 

Bucolic Cedar Hill Farm and Garden, 349 Maple Street, West Barnstable
Tour benefiting Whelden Memorial Library
Open for tours:  Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th 

Hoofs, feathers, trees, and flowers represent the bucolic sanctuary environment Tom and Bob foster in their gentlemen’s farm and garden. Perennials and annuals surround a circular pool and adjacent to a small barnyard hosting two miniature goats 4 ducks, 7 hens and 3 roosters to entertain. The perimeter of the property is designed as a walk in a park offering a scenic pathway to secret garden areas to explore with a whimsical presentation of nature along the way. Return to a poolside resting spot with refreshments to experience the established harmony of wildlife, farm animals and garden. Garden Parking: Please, park on Maple Street. The Parking Attendant will guide you.  Garden Handicapped Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible with assistance.

 

Cranberry Gables on Maple, 390 Maple Street, West Barnstable
Tour benefiting Whelden Memorial Library
Open for tours:  Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th 

The Japanese Concept of WABI-SABI best describes our garden paradise - that gardens don't have to be perfect to be beautiful, useful & enjoyable. Come & enjoy our Unusual framed topiary - giraffe, lion (in the pet cemetery) tortoise & rabbits . . . free style topiary of trees & shrubs . . . a 30-year collection of trees, shrubs, plants & bulbs from unique Nurseries, Catalogs & Gardening Friends. My garden artistry is playful & quirky - ala Alice In Wonderland. The property is Park like with mature native trees, wide walking paths & plenty of places to sit & ponder . . . Our friend & Artist Ellen Moran will be Plein Air Painting in the garden - Saturday 17th. Her watercolors have been inspired by the simple things in life & her love of the natural beauty of the Cape's landscapes & people. Garden Parking: Please, park on Maple Street. The Parking Attendant will guide you. Garden Handicapped Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.


Center View, 264 Bay Lane, Centerville
Tour benefiting Whelden Memorial Library
Open for tours:  Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th 

Come enjoy the beauty and privacy of our Cape Cod Garden. Surrounded by natural woods with glimpses of the Bumps River, the back garden and porch overlook a former cranberry bog, now flooded and home to ducks, geese, swans, egrets, and herons. The front yard includes shady borders, bigleaf hydrangea, panicle hydrangea and colorful window boxes. Garden Parking: We have six parking spots in our driveway. Garden Handicapped Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.

 

Howe’s Gardens, 1124 Old Stage Road, Centerville   OPEN: 9AM – 12 PM
Tour benefiting Whelden Memorial Library
Open for tours: Saturday, July 10th and Sunday, July 18th.
We hybridize (breed) daylilies We currently have 23 registered with the American Daylily Society. In our gardens there are about 75 flowers by other growers and several hundred of our own crosses, either never seen before first year flowers or older blooms under evaluation. We also have many other perennials. Garden Parking: Please, park on the left side of the adjacent street. The Parking Attendant will guide you. Garden Handicapped Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.

 

Tour Cancelled: 14 Grouse Lane, Hyannis
Tour benefiting Cape Cod Synagogue Food Pantry & Independence House
The garden at 14 Grouse Lane is a work in progress. Among many flowers are two dozen hydrangeas with many varieties, shapes of blooms and colors; lilacs, vines, rhododendrons, two fruit-bearing apple trees, and a rare Harry Lauder’s walking stick that remains purple until the summer is hot. All shrubs are labeled. There is a shade and Hosta area with Solomon’s Seal and an abundance of ground covers. In addition, there are many flowers including lilies, peonies and butterfly weed. The owner has added several additional species of lawn flamingoes, all questionable taste, and plans to play Jimmy Buffet on the front lawn.
Directions: Grouse Lane is a cul-de-sac that is accessible from just one street: Old Town Road near Craigville Beach Road in Hyannis. Old Town Road intersects Craigville Beach Road about ¼ mile west of Hyannisport. Old Town Road also intersects Old Craigville Road, which is the corner of the Star Market on Main St.   From either direction, Craigville Beach Road, which parallels Nantucket Sound, or Old Craigville Road, Grouse Lane is a minute or two away.

 

Private garden tours are $5 per person per garden. You can pay cash at each garden on the day of the garden tour. Each garden is open from 10 am to 4 pm unless otherwise specified and only on the days specified.