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Garden Tours to Benefit Whelden Memorial Library - July 18

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 Howe’s Gardens, 1124 Old Stage Road, Centerville
    Open for tours: Saturday, July 10th and Sunday, July 18th from 9 AM - 12 Noon
    We hybridize (breed) daylilies We currently have 23 registered with the American Daylily Society. In our gardens there are about 75 flowers by other growers and several hundred of our own crosses, either never seen before first year flowers or older blooms under evaluation. We also have many other perennials. Garden Parking: Please, park on the left side of the adjacent street. The Parking Attendant will guide you. Garden Handicapped Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.