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Garden Tours to Benefit Thornton Burgess Society Green Briar Nature Center

July 15, 2020
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    • Dates: July 15, 2020
    • Location: Sandwich, MA
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Garden #1 Award Winning Shirley G. Cross Wildflower Garden
    Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich
    The Shirley G. Cross Wildflower Garden and the gardens of the Historic Ida Putnam Jam Kitchen will be a tour delight. A nest in nature, the gardens of Green Briar Nature Center are a place to pause and appreciate the beauty of flowers in a unique setting. From shade to sun, from bog to meadow, many floral examples will be blooming- lobelia, thermopsis, baptisia, canadian meadow lily oh my! Some endangered and rare, plentiful and seedy, pollinators galore! Come learn about wildflowers. The gorgeous garden beds of the Jam Kitchen will also be in bloom. Wildflower Plant Sale

    Directions: Off of 6A / Old Kings Hwy, turn onto Discovery Hill Rd. Green Briar sign on 6A.

    Garden #2  Hidden Garden: 9 Summer Street, Sandwich
    A garden full of charm with a layout that understands display. Fondly known as the Hedge House, this garden is set in the quaint village of Sandwich. Dahlias of many shades, layers of morning glories, an old grapevine shading the pergola. Many different perennials and annuals will be blooming, as well as, several examples of hydrangeas in shades of pink to blue to deep purple. Hydrangea highlights - Abracadabra, Mop Heads, Smoke Bush and others. Combining form and function, the kitchen garden is a display ready for summertime eating. From the street the charm and blooms are secluded, hidden behind a tall privet hedge making this a secret stop along the tour. An absolute favorite. Directions: Continue on Main St., right on Summer St.

    The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the Thornton Burgess Society Green Briar Nature Center. Admission: $5. Rain or Shine.