Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Garden Tour - July 11
- Dates: July 11, 2023
- Location: Chatham
- Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Paula and Duncan Rushworth purchased their one-acre property in 2000 and began planting soon thereafter with the goal of adding a new garden or feature every year. Their first endeavor was a planting of H. macrophylla along the spacious front veranda which now overlooks sun-loving plants, including a border of H. paniculata ‘Phantom’. Among their other gardens are a colorful mixed border with a rustic stone wall and stairway as well as a shade garden featuring hosta, ferns, clethra and viburnum. A sunny butterfly garden sits under a trellis covered with Lonicera Major ‘Wheeler’ honeysuckle attracting hummingbirds; a hydrangea garden tucked under a white pine tree is planted with H. macrophylla, H. paniculata, H. quercifolia, H. serrata and a H. petiolaris climbing up and over an old apple tree trunk. The back patio is home to a collection of beautiful plantings in containers. This is the first time this garden will be on tour.
The proceeds from this garden tour will benefit the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society. Admission: $5 per garden. Rain or Shine. Pay cash at the door.