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Garden Tours to Benefit Hyannis Public Library - July 8

July 8, 2024
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    • Dates: July 8, 2024
    • Location: Hyannis
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the Hyannis Public Library.  Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine.

    Garden#1 A Festival of Hydrangeas: 697 Scudder Ave. Hyannis Port
    On the corner of Irving and Scudder Avenues, in the heart of Hyannis Port, visitors are treated to a beautiful and picturesque Cape Cod property.  The home itself is striking in its understated elegance.  But the hydrangea landscape is what will take your breath away.  Undoubtedly, the gorgeous array of hydrangeas of differing varieties can be celebrated as being among the most stunning and spectacular in this entire lovely seaside community. Hydrangeas abound, some of which display the deep blue color of the macrophylla, and others exhibit the lovely white hue of the paniculata’s graceful cones.  It is a Hydrangea Festival at its best!  Oh! And you won’t be disappointed by the several colorful rose bushes perfectly placed between those impressive hydrangeas. Towering Leland Cypress evergreens, combined with multiple Arborvitaes, keep an ever-watchful eye on the owner’s private yard, both side and back.  On just about every edge of this extraordinary property, whether it’s behind the privacy fence or in front of it, one can enjoy the glorious display of one of Cape Cod’s most famous and renowned plantings.
    Parking:  curb side along Irving Avenue, allows visitors to walk between both Hyannis Port properties.

     Garden #2 Hyannis Port Honey: 56 Irving Ave. Hyannis Port
    Irving Avenue, a historic address in the heart of Hyannis Port, is home to this attractive and charming quintessential Cape Cod residence.
    The owner of #56 Irving has taken full advantage of this corner property by designing the lovely landscape in an L-shaped layout of lush greenery, and colorful shrubbery and plantings.  Along the front of the property, passersby can appreciate the gorgeous blue hydrangeas and several varieties of perennials and annuals.  Beyond the white picket fence and graceful gaited archway, visitors can get a peek of the canvas of color created by even more vibrant perennials and annuals. As one passes through the arbor adorned with an array of beautiful climbing roses, one’s eyes are immediately drawn to a sloping garden of beauty, color, and interest. Hydrangeas and rose bushes abound and are interspersed with an artistic arrangement of shrubs, plantings, and flowers.  The Little Dipper and relaxing balcony are a few steps above the lawn where visitors can oversee the home’s lovely stretch of grass and gardens.  This elegant and tasteful property is a summertime oasis of beauty, comfort, and casual fun. Parking:  curb side along Irving Avenue, allows visitors to walk between both Hyannis Port properties.

    Garden #3 Northside Serenity: 194 Main St. (Rte. 6A) West Barnstable
    On the northside of Rte. 6A, at #194 Main Street, in the historic village of West Barnstable, stands a majestic home surrounded by a lush and welcoming landscape.  Upon entering the property, an elegant Threadleaf Japanese maple tree gracefully welcomes visitors.  On each side of the home’s entrance, two gorgeous hydrangeas remain proudly on display.  To the right of the driveway, one can enjoy the comings and goings of the koi pond inhabitants. A wooden foot path, flourishing greenery, and interesting vegetation surround this mesmerizing pool of activity.

    Visitors may walk along the left side of the home on their way to the back yard while noticing several towering tree trunks beautifully adorned with lovely hydrangea blossoms climbing all the way to the top. Once in the back yard, visitors are treated to even more hydrangea shrubs and an array of perennial and annual plantings. Gazing beyond this beautiful, almost 3 acre property, past the line of majestic trees, one can take pleasure in observing the vast marshland extending to the dunes of Sandy Neck.  All in all this stunning parcel of land offers nature at her best in the spirit of peace and tranquility. Parking: There is limited parking along the driveway and in a small area to the right.  If parking on Rte. 6A, it is best to use the shoulder on the south side of 6A.  Cross the street with caution.

    Garden #4 Berry, Berry Beautiful: 126 Huckleberry Lane, Marstons Mills
    Among the “Berry Lanes” of Marstons Mills, on the corner of Huckleberry Lane and Lakeside Drive, #126 Huckleberry displays a magnificent landscape of beauty, color, and splendor. The owners have cultivated this property over the years with an artistic flair and skillful, loving hands.  From spring until fall Mother Nature shows her stuff.  In July, the hydrangeas are in striking bloom. Roses, zinnias, sunflowers, and several other vibrant perennials show off their personalities in an eye-catching display of color and charm.  Among the returning blooms of the myriad perennials, one can enjoy the multi-colored accents of some lovely annuals. In the center of the property, the owners have created a magnificent garden of hearty vegetables.  Tomatoes, cukes, and green beans are but a few of the many delicious veggies that the family will be growing and nurturing this season, much to the delight of friends and neighbors. So, come and visit this well-cared for landscape, and see for yourself how hard work and loving hands can create both beauty and bounty.