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Village Garden Club of Dennis Tour

July 15, 2022
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    • Dates: July 15, 2022
    • Location: Dennis
    • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    The proceeds from the garden tour will benefit the Village Graden Club of Dennis. Admission: $5. Rain or Shine. 

    This original Cape home was built in 1825 and is known as the “Zenas Howes Homestead”, named after a Sea Captain of the early 1800’s. It was also known as “Nobscussett Farm” where highland cattle, goats and chickens all made their home. The property borders Chase Garden Creek on the north side and boasts many garden beds which have been nurtured and propagated by the work of two amateur gardeners. The yard contains a tasteful but wild mixture of vegetables, perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees such as mulberry, dawn cyprus, red horse chestnut, weeping cherry, weeping willow and dogwood.

    The scenic, 2-acre, park-like view from the back yard gives the feeling of an old farmstead surrounded by a small village-like setting of 3 cottages camped around a restored 1840 barn, each one housing gardens in their midst. A variety of hydrangeas, rose of sharon, lilac, stewartia, knock-out roses and azaleas are abundantly dispersed among a mixture of perennials and annuals. The homeowners enjoy watching the hawks in the back yard swoop over the marsh and woodlands just beyond the surrounding split-rail fence.