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Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Garden Tours - July 16

July 16, 2021
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    • Dates: July 16, 2021
    • Location: Chatham & Yarmouth
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society. Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine. Pay cash at the door.

    Garden #1 Linda Coven’s Garden, 121 Camp Street, Unit 106, West Yarmouth
    The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society is once again delighted to share this unusual and surprisingly expansive landscape that encompasses two adjacent very hydrangea-centric properties. Located in the pretty Mill Pond Village neighborhood, this total garden has continued to evolve and grow since it was first showcased in 2017. Under Linda’s watchful care, the site now boasts a collection of 225 hydrangea cultivars in various settings throughout both her yard and that of her next-door neighbor (much to their delight). There are garden beds flanking the homes, along a backyard fence, and in several island beds and berms that ‘unite’ the two properties. In addition to in-ground plantings, there are 25 deco containers adorning porches and patios, and strategically placed amongst the garden beds, that utilize the “Pot-N-Pot” method which is especially successful for growing the Hydrangea macrophylla species. In addition to the dominant hydrangeas, there are also many companion perennials and pieces of garden art to catch your eye as you leisurely tour this Hydrangea Lover’s dream come true. Open for Tours: Sunday, July 11 & Friday, July 16 

    Linda’s garden is an easy 2.5 miles from Carol Condon’s – briefly West on 6A and then South on Willow Street to Camp Street. Continuing South, Mill Village is on the right and Unit 106 is on the left approx. 300 yards in from the entrance. Parking is reasonable and will be marked and assisted via the docent team. 

    Garden #2 Schaafhausen’s Garden, 56 Fairview Avenue, South Chatham
    A small, naturalized garden of assorted hydrangea plants, mostly H. macrophylla cultivars, and numbering 100 plus now. Most have been cultivated from cuttings from friends. Among the hydrangeas are many stone cairns and concrete leaf sculptures created by the homeowners. Walk around the yard on a soft pine needle lawn directed by shell pathways. Birds are plentiful and friendly.


    From the intersection of Route 28 and Pleasant Street in South Chatham (near the Talkative Pig), go South on Pleasant Street, continue straight, and bear left at the fork. Make a right onto Long’s Lane and then the next Right onto Fairview Avenue (not Drive if you're using GPS). House is on the right, about four down the street, No.56