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Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Garden Tours - July 10

July 10, 2024
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    • Dates: July 10, 2024
    • Location: Yarmouth Port & Barnstable
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Mal & Mary Kay Condon’s Garden - 181 Thacher Shore Rd, Yarmouth Port
    Mal “The Hydrangea Guy” and Mary Kay Condon were commercial hydrangea propagators and growers for 40 years and, as one might suspect, this is a very hydrangea-centric site. They continue to tweak their expansive collection of in-ground hydrangeas with container specimens to emphasize this increasingly popular growing technique. H. macrophylla is the dominant species in their gardens, along with H. paniculata and H. quercifolia cultivars. More recently H. serrata and H. arborescens plantings have been added to the mix. The Condons also have a significant commitment to raised beds for growing vegetables and rhubarb as well as a commitment to dahlias. At 11 am and 2 pm each day, they will be detailing their most recent experiences with pinch pruning, container growing and the winter vulnerable H. macrophylla species. Each session will last about 45 minutes. Open for Tours: Sunday, July 7 & Wednesday, July 10.

    Joanne Robichaud’s Garden - 27 Marble Road, Barnstable
    If you embrace the beauty inherent in imperfection, you will enjoy this garden. The owners built their home over 40 years ago and the gardens have evolved in both areas of bright sun and deep shade. Rock retaining walls provide structure to a difficult hill. A red maple offers a shady canopy for a serene palate of hostas while astilbes add contrast when their wispy stalks bloom. The bright, rich colors of the sun-loving plantings keep surprising as daylily, coneflower, phlox, daisy, hibiscus, and liatris burst with vivid combinations. Stands of heirloom hydrangeas have been augmented through the years with newer varieties in wonderful colors, shapes and sizes. ‘Glowing Embers’, ‘Tuff Stuff’, ‘Let’s Dance’ and ‘Bobo’ varieties are favorites with young ‘Pinky Winky’ trees and white flowering ‘Fairy Trail Bride’ cascading hydrangeas showing promise. Open for Tours: Wednesday, July 10 & Thursday, July 11. 

    Hydrangea Hill Garden -  504 Main Street, West Barnstable
    Come visit the private garden of author Melissa Caughey during this rare public opening. Explore her favorite spaces and meet her backyard chickens. Melissa regularly features her outdoor space on social media and has been featured in many national print and online publications including HGTV, DIY Network, and Country Living Magazine. Nestled adjacent to the salt marshes of Sandy Neck, her home is tucked within the bucolic landscape of historic Route 6A. Her pollinator and wildlife-friendly cottage-style garden features 100 hydrangeas, perennials bursting with blooms, raised garden beds full of vegetables and herbs, and lovely woodlands.

    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 only on the days specified. All garden tours are rain or shine and nonrefundable.