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Garden Tours to Benefit Yarmouth Port Library: July 11

July 11, 2022
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    • Dates: July 11, 2022
    • Location: Yarmouth Port
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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

    Garden #1 The Condon Garden - Yarmouth Port
    The Condons were commercial Hydrangea propagators and growers for 40 years and, as one might suspect, this is a very hydrangea-centric site. They continue to expand their “collections” which now contain 300 plus hydrangeas in the ground with additional container specimens to emphasize this growing technique. H. macrophylla is the dominant species, along with collections of H. paniculata and H. quercifolia cultivars. More recently a number of H. serrata and H. arborescens plants have been added to the mix. The Condons are also serious veggie growers utilizing raised beds to produce a wide range of favorites. Fruit is in the mix too – berries and figs (always hopeful) – and a new orchard of peaches and plums is developing.

    Garden #2 Singing Marshes - Yarmouth Port
    This interesting garden borders conservation land and overlooks Barnstable Harbor and the Lighthouse at Sandy Neck. The home is situated down a narrow road, among the oaks and pines. The gardener has her own kitchen garden containing raspberries, blueberries, beach plums, and vegetables such as asparagus, rhubarb, squash, beans, and cucumbers. The unique fencing was fashioned to keep out deer, foxes, rabbits, and other wildlife. The property features walking paths through the beach plum and juniper shrubs to views of the marsh beyond. Hydrangeas flourish on the home’s north side. An interesting arbor, constructed by a friend from small cedar trees, stands by the garden shed. This is a rare opportunity to visit this special place.

     Established in 1866, and the only Yarmouth library north of Route 28, the Yarmouth Port Library is a public but privately-financed library with full CLAMS access.  Mainly serving the nearby northside community, the library welcomes all visitors.