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Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest Garden Tours: Friday - July 8, 2022

FALMOUTH

Seasonally Evolving Garden Sanctuary - 95 Cairn Ridge Road, East Falmouth
Tour benefiting Falmouth Garden Club
Transformation of this Ballymeade blank-slate property began in 2014, with the goal of creating a garden that transitions with the seasons. Against a backdrop of conservation land and native species, you will find hardscaped stone paths, a patio deck and fountain, lattice trellises, various ornamental pieces and a flagpole to honor veteran owner and Marine.  Trees include a ginkgo, weeping Norway spruce, Japanese Snowball, Steward and 18 different Japanese Maples. Shrubs include Hydrangeas, Rhodedendrons, Fothergilla, Inkberry, dogwoods, Japanese cedar and Japanese Holly, many varieties of boxwood, andromeda aeuonuymus. Shade plants include hostas, astilbe, ferns, and grasses. Open for tours: Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9. 
Directions:
Route 28 to 151 East toward Mashpee, right onto Falmouth Woods Road (Entrance to Ballymeade and Cape Club), right onto Cairn Ridge Road. Parking: Along Cairn Ridge Road.  Accessibility: Discretionary

Award-Winning, 360-Degree Gardens, 421 Wild Harbor Road, North Falmouth
Tour benefiting Falmouth Garden Club

This third-generation property features award-winning English-inspired front, side and back gardens, each with their own unique flavor and focus. The front yard's boxwood-bordered cottage garden has been featured in several garden magazines and overflows with roses, astilbes, feverfew, and primrose.  The side garden is home to a boat-house-turned-tiny-guest-cottage that is surrounded by woodland gardens, meandering paths and a cozy firepit and features hostas, ferns, smoke bush, heuchera, oakleaf and climbing hydrangea. The backyard kitchen garden provides beauty and bounty in the form of flowers, vegetables, fruits and herbs. And to help with all this gardening is a honeybee hive - these busy ladies live just beyond the kitchen garden.  For more, follow designer on Instagram at @gardenonthecape. Open for tours: Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9. Directions: Route 28 to Route 151 West toward Falmouth, straight onto County Road, left on Pine Street, left onto Old Main Road, right onto Wild Harbor Road. Parking: Opposite side of Wild Harbor Road from the house. Accessibility: Discretionary

Private Niche Designed for Entertaining and Wildlife, 819 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth
Tour benefiting Falmouth Garden Club
 
Tucked away off a main road, you would never know the house, which dates back to at least 1930, and its surrounding gardens were there. Designed with entertaining in mind, the property boasts a large fountain in front and hardscaping by Billy Bourne, with outdoor lighting and a firepit out back.  The current owners, who purchased the property three years ago, have been busy updating older plant stock with newer varietals and building shaded beds suited to their passion for reading and enjoying the wildlife that wanders by throughout the year. Plantings include a host of sedums, astilbe, rhodedendrons, along with climbing clematis and ivy. Open for tours: Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9.
Directions:
Route 28 to Thomas Landers Road West. Left onto 28A/West Falmouth Highway. Parking:  At the top of extended one-way driveway Accessibility: Discretionary 

Garden Rooms - 139 Nashawena Street, West Falmouth
Tour benefiting West Falmouth Library

 As you wander through our gardens filled with a variety of evergreens, flowering shrubs and decorative grasses, please take time to enjoy our “garden rooms”. The fire pit area is cozy, private and just a short walk from the perennial garden where a variety of colorful flowers blend nicely around an antique fountain and a chiminea area.  Moving to the backyard you will discover more perennials and many hydrangeas surrounding a “covered patio room”. All of these gardens have been created to provide privacy and interest to our property while allowing us to fully use the yard. Garden Directions: From West Falmouth Library, turn right (north) on to West Falmouth Highway (28A). Take first left on to Old Dock Road. Take first right on to Nashawena Street. Garden will be on the right shortly after crossing bridge. Garden Parking: on street. Garden Handicapped Accessibility:  Accessible: flat land, hard ground, stone or paved walkways. Wheelchair or walker friendly.

Strazzulla Garden – 12 Old Dock Rd, Falmouth
Tour benefiting West Falmouth Library
As you approach our home, you enter though a rose and mandevilla covered white fence and arbor. Proceeding to the back garden, enjoy a display of hydrangeas in full bloom. Our back yard and gardens are inspired by the "secret gardens" of Back Bay, in that they provide a quiet retreat from our active street location. Covered veranda, brick patio, and fountain add character to the layered perineaI flower garden and provide a restful place for family gatherings.

Spontaneous and Eclectic - 16 Old Dock Road, West Falmouth
Tour benefiting West Falmouth Library
Visitors will enter the garden through a canopy provided by a weeping European Beech.  The property contains numerous evergreens that provide a natural screening.  Tree specimens include a Weeping White Pine, Alaskan Cedar, Umbrella Pine and English Holly.  There are several flowering trees, which provide a splash of color throughout the season, Fringe, Crab Apple and Japanese Snow Bell as well as a variety of Japanese Maples.  In addition to the perennial gardens framing the farmer’s porch, ground covers include numerous Hosta varieties and fern. Adirondack chairs and a harvest table were made by the owner, and a collection of old signs adorn the shed. Garden Directions: From West Falmouth Library, turn right (north) on to West Falmouth Highway (28A). Take first left on to Old Dock Road.  Garden will be on the left. Parking: on street. Accessible: flat land, hard ground, stone or paved walkways. Wheelchair or walker friendly.

Beautiful and Enticing -  12 Quahog Pond Lane, West Falmouth
Tour benefiting West Falmouth Library

 Through a garden gate, under a trellis of clematis, is a collection of raised beds housing flowers and vegetables, which are complimented by beds of perennials and annuals. Sited at the garden’s entrance is a large trough filled with an array of succulents which are both colorful and whimsical, giving an other-worldly feeling to a New England garden. As beekeepers, we primarily choose plants that are attractive to honey bees. We are inspired by the color, texture and beauty of plants and strive to create a space that is visually pleasing to humans and enticing to pollinators, honeybees in particular. Garden Directions: From West Falmouth Library, turn right (south) on to West Falmouth Highway (28A). Take a right just before Chapoquoit Grill. Proceed on this small road.  Just after crossing bike path bear left on to Quahog Pond Lane. Pond will be on the right. Garden Parking:  on the street.  Accessible: flat land, hard ground, stone or paved walkways. Wheelchair or walker friendly.

Four Decade Old Family Garden - 23 Quail Hollow Road, Falmouth
Tour benefiting West Falmouth Library
These gardens have evolved over 4 decades with one family. Sunny areas host vegetables, blueberries, raspberries and herbs. Hostas and rhododendrons fill shady spots. Unexpected volunteers like Meadow Rue, Foxglove and American Holly have made themselves at home with “ancestral” plants from the owner’s childhood home. Woodland paths lead to hidden surprises. And, of course, there are hydrangeas. The goal has always been to have something interesting happening throughout the growing season. Still a work in progress, each year brings something new.  Garden Directions: From West Falmouth Library, turn right (north) on to West Falmouth Highway (28A).  Proceed to Wing Road and turn left.  Take first right onto Quail Hollow Road. Garden is on the right. Garden Parking: on street. Accessible: flat land, hard ground, stone or paved walkways. Wheelchair or walker friendly.


Jane’s Garden at the West Falmouth Library - 575 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth
Tour benefiting West Falmouth Library
iIn 1995 The West Falmouth Library bought the lot of land to the north between the library to preserve the open space and to provide an area for outdoor events. With the lot came the handsome large evergreen trees partially shielding the lawn from the road and a long perennial garden. Seasoned gardener and library volunteer, Jane Carlson, took on the task of rejuvenating the soil and adding fresh plants. Over the years, a succession of volunteers has carried on her work.  The addition of lambs ears, sedum, day lilies, verbena bonariensis, roses, perovskia, coreopsis, achillea, echinacea, heuchera, astilbe, phlox, aquilegia, dicentra and forget-me-nots, and three kinds of bushes - hydrangea, spirea and azaleas have filled out the garden, a beautiful sight from the patio and deck.  Garden Directions: From Route 28 take exit for Brick Kiln Road. At bottom of ramp, turn right. At stop sign take a right on West Falmouth Highway/Route 28A heading north.  Library is on the right. Garden Parking: Library parking lot. Accessible: flat land, hard ground, stone or paved walkways. Wheelchair or walker friendly.

Garden to Table - 10 Chapoquoit Road, West Falmouth
Tour benefiting West Falmouth Library
Directions:
From West Falmouth Library, turn left (south) on to West Falmouth Highway (28A).  Take first right on to Chapoquoit Road. Garden is on the right. Parking: on street. Accessibility:• Accessible: flat land, hard ground, stone or paved walkways. Wheelchair or walker friendly.

65 Willow Field Drive, North Falmouth
Tour benefiting People for Cats

Our garden is a quiet and a magical place. There are textured rooms and secret places of beauty. Multiple varieties of trees including Japanese Maples and Japanese Stewartias are among the many, many perennial beds. Two small ponds, two bird baths and a number of bird boxes help our feathered friends. There are viburnam, lilac,forsythia, spirea, several varieties of hydrangea, to name a few. And lots of day lilies, hostas and more. We have a number of raised garden beds as well.I like to create with stone. So you will see numerous Stone walls, stone pathways, Standing Stones and a Native American Medicine Wheel helping to give Blessings to the World. There is a family of rabbits that live under the deck, probably 10 or more chip monks living in around the stone walls, the little green bull frog and the big garter snake also call this home. Occasionally, the deer come to visit as well. Open for Tours - July 8th and July 9th.

EASTHAM

Donelle’s Seaside Garden - 560 Dyer Prince Road, Eastham
Tour benefiting The Sampson Fund for Veterinary Care

Three years ago, this was a wooded lot but today you will roam many outdoor rooms that are brilliant.  Set between Rock Harbor Marsh and Cape Cod Bay, this garden offers something for everyone. Begin with one of the oldest oak trees in Eastham sheltering a whimsical water feature.  Move to a small fruit orchard surrounded by Hosta, hydrangea and dogwood.  Find the peaceful Memory Garden with cast iron furniture, evergreens and Japanese maples.  The vegetable garden, itself, is inspiring with large raised beds.  End at the gazebo with stunning grasses and ornamental trees. The owner, a Master Gardener, will be on-hand to answer your questions and share her inspiration. Open for tours: July 8 & July 14

 

All Gardens are Open 10AM-4PM Unless Otherwise Noted. Gardens are open only on the days listed. All Tours are Rain or Shine. Admission is $5 per Garden. Cash Only Day-Of at the Gardens. Event Admission May Vary.

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