Garden Tours to Benefit Yarmouth Port Library
- Dates: July 8, 2023
- 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 Singing Marshes - Yarmouth Port
This interesting garden borders conservation land, overlooking Barnstable Harbor and the Sandy Neck Lighthouse. The home is situated down a narrow road among native 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. Its unique fencing was designed to keep out deer, foxes, rabbits, and other wildlife. The property features walking paths through beach plum and juniper shrubs to views of the marsh beyond, along with a nearby osprey nest. Hydrangeas flourish on the home’s north side. An interesting arbor constructed by a friend from small cedar trees stands by the garden shed. Jams and jellies made by the gardener will be available for sale at the entry to the garden. This is a rare opportunity to visit this special place.
Garden #2 The Hughes Garden - Yarmouth Port
The garden radiates out from the homestead of Captain William Hedge, who settled in Yarmouth in the seventeenth century and whose descendants lived and added to it for three centuries. It contains a formal area of shrubbery and perennials, an area of woodland with azaleas and Japanese maples, and, rabbits permitting, a space devoted to vegetables and cut flowers.
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.