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Garden Tours to Benefit Whelden Memorial Library - July 17

July 17, 2021
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    • Dates: July 17, 2021
    • Location: West Barnstable + Centerville
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit Whelden Memorial Library. Rain or Shine. Admission: $5. Pay cash at the door. 

    Garden #1 Gary Family Farm, 340 Cedar Street, West Barnstable 
    Open for tours:  Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th 
    The property is a work in progress and each year we make new gains. The primary vegetable garden is a mix of raised beds and in ground beds. There are multiple additional flower beds throughout the property. A small apple orchard has been started, and fruit should be apparent during July. Fertilizer is provided year-round from the chickens in residence!

    Garden Parking: Please, park on Maple Street. The Parking Attendant will guide you. 
    Garden Handicapped Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.

    Garden #2 Bucolic Cedar Hill Farm and Garden, 349 Maple Street, West Barnstable
    Open for tours:  Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th 
    Hoofs, feathers, trees, and flowers represent the bucolic sanctuary environment Tom and Bob foster in their gentlemen’s farm and garden. Perennials and annuals surround a circular pool and adjacent to a small barnyard hosting two miniature goats 4 ducks, 7 hens and 3 roosters to entertain. The perimeter of the property is designed as a walk in a park offering a scenic pathway to secret garden areas to explore with a whimsical presentation of nature along the way. Return to a poolside resting spot with refreshments to experience the established harmony of wildlife, farm animals and garden.

    Garden Parking: Please, park on Maple Street. The Parking Attendant will guide you. 
    Garden Handicapped Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible with assistance.

    Garden #3 Cranberry Gables on Maple, 390 Maple Street, West Barnstable
    Open for tours:  Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th 
    The Japanese Concept of WABI-SABI best describes our garden paradise - those gardens don't have to be perfect to be beautiful, useful & enjoyable. Come & enjoy our Unusual framed topiary - giraffe, lion (in the pet cemetery) tortoise & rabbits . . . free style topiary of trees & shrubs . . . a 30-year collection of trees, shrubs, plants & bulbs from unique Nurseries, Catalogs & Gardening Friends. My garden artistry is playful & quirky - ala Alice In Wonderland. The property is Park like with mature native trees, wide walking paths & plenty of places to sit & ponder . . . Our friend & Artist Ellen Moran will be Plein Air Painting in the garden - Saturday 17th. Her watercolors have been inspired by the simple things in life & her love of the natural beauty of the Cape's landscapes & people.

    Garden Parking: Please, park on Maple Street. The Parking Attendant will guide you. 
    Garden Handicapped Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.


    Garden #4 Center View, 264 Bay Lane, Centerville
    Open for tours:  Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th 
    Come enjoy the beauty and privacy of our Cape Cod Garden. Surrounded by natural woods with glimpses of the Bumps River, the back garden and porch overlook a former cranberry bog, now flooded and home to ducks, geese, swans, egrets, and herons. The front yard includes shady borders, bigleaf hydrangea, panicle hydrangea and colorful window boxes. Garden Parking: We have six parking spots in our driveway. Garden Handicapped Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.

    Garden # 5 Woodland Haven, 166 Indian Trail, Barnstable
    Open for tours:  Thursday, July 15th  and Saturday, July 17th  10:00 AM -  2:00 PM
    Hidden behind a trellis banked in climbing hydrangeas is a garden where I’ve tried to create some beauty and peace for all. I hope some little surprises will bring a smile as well. This land is part of an area where the Cummaquid people gathered each summer for many years. I try to honor their presence and the presence of others by planting trees that have survived for many millions of years. Several varieties of dawn redwoods, gingkoes, larches, Japanese maples, and hollies are tucked in among native trees. Butterfly bushes, mock oranges, elderberries, coneflowers, and bee balms attract butterflies and birds through summer and fall. Best of all, over 150 varieties of daylilies and hostas are waiting for visitors.