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Falmouth Garden Club Tours

Dates vary between July 11, 2024 - July 12, 2024
  • Details
    • Dates: Dates vary between July 11, 2024 - July 12, 2024
    • Recurrence: Recurring daily
    • Location: Falmouth
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit Falmouth Garden Club . Admission is $5 per garden. RAIN or SHINE. Addresses will be released in June.

    Garden #1 Windswept
    Windswept is a quintessential 1950’s Cape Cod cottage renovated in 1990 by the current owners who sought to preserve the historical charm of the home and to enhance the landscape which provides breathtaking views of the Great Sippewissett Marsh, Black Beach and Buzzards Bay.  The mesmerizing view alone is worth the visit and is testimony to the owners’ proclamation “we love the land.”  Two immerse black oaks overlook the plantings and guard the property.  Plantings include a pollinator garden, mature trellis roses, an herb garden, border annuals and a very special “August” garden where plantings reach their peak in August.  Patios are rimmed by field stone walls which serve as backdrops for sun-loving perennials such as coneflowers, thistle, coreopsis, and more.  On the western side of the property shade plants like bleeding hearts, begonias, ferns, and hostas abound. Privacy is protected by a border of hydrangeas and rhododendrons.   Windswept is a natural sanctuary and a must see. Dates open for tours:  Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12.   

    Garden #2 Bountiful Love and Marriage
    This terraced property is the product and passion of a gardening couple whose vision is “bountiful”.   As one enters the gateway to the backyard, one is captivated by the intertwined varieties of evergreens such as hemlocks, umbrella pines, long needle pines, cypresses, holly, and boxwoods, some naturally growing while others are perfectly pruned.  A raised level of terracing forms a privacy border of tall deciduous trees and plants such as Rose of Sharon, and hydrangea.  Additionally, there are seven varieties of Japanese maples.   Varied ground cover plantings cradle and highlight statement statuary, musical elements, and aerial sculptures.   In the center of the backyard is an immense glacial rock which the owners have fashioned into a water feature cascading into a fishpond.  This boulder forms the edge of a central large stone patio.  The owner’s inspiration is “we plant what we love and love what we plant”.  This “bountiful” property is truly a labor of love and a marriage of a myriad of interesting landscape design elements. Dates open for tours:  Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12.

    Garden #3 Dreams of a Lifetime:  20 Elizabeth Jean Dr., East Falmouth
    This garden’s claim to fame is that it has evolved over five short years into a magnificent showplace.  The owners, one a master gardener, and the other a master carpenter have combined talents to turn their third of an acre into a natural respite for plant and bird life.  One enters the property through a wooden trellis between a Rose of Sharon espalier and beds of herbs and vegetables. Once in the backyard, tasteful groupings of varied containers accent the gardens.  A garden shed is centrally located with collections of wind ornaments and birdhouses adorning gardens and shelves.  A “tool” gate serves as entry to a shade garden populated with naturalized blooms such as crocuses, daffodils, ferns, and hostas.  Central to the property is a large patio extending from the house into the backyard. It supports the propagation and display of many plants, grown from bulbs, seeds, or cuttings.  A “moongate” created by the resident carpenter, forms the entry to three large raised beds used to start seeds and later to cultivate cutting flowers.  Follow this garden on Instagram @onecapecodgarden. Dates open for tours:  Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12.

    Garden #4 Robin’s Hood
    This 4.5 acre property offers a farm-like setting with a home crafted together with the original Waquoit Post Office building and a custom built mid-section.  Most recently, a third addition was the annexation of an old farmhouse original to the property.  From the upper level sleeping porch one enjoys sweeping views of lawn and gardens extending to fresh water Bourne Pond.  An “island garden”, where, according to the owner, “the lily action in July is astounding,” offers many perennials set to bloom throughout the season. The property is rimmed by rhododendrons, walkways edged with lush lambs ear and ground covers, and populated with magnificent mature trees like a weeping beech, a Powder Puff Magnolia, and red maples.  A towering climbing hydrangea overlooks a nearby coy pond.  Throughout the property, the soft natural beauty is complemented with rock walls, brick edging and natural stepping-stones.  Affectionately called “Robins’ Hood”, these gardens are a magical setting where nature is at its best. Dates open for tours:  Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12.