Aptucxet Garden Club of Bourne: Discover The Gardens of Bourne

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Hydrangea Fest
Bourne, MA

Three private gardens & the Valley Farm Community Garden will be open for tours. Enjoy herbal tea tasting, container plant boutique and more. Admission is $5 per garden. RAIN or SHINE.

Garden #1  25 Michael Road, Pocasset, MA 02559
This cozy garden was started in 2008 by clearing a previously unused, jungle-like area of the property. After a year of work and removal of nine dump-truck loads of invasive plants and debris owners were ready to create the Woodland Garden. Today it’s an oasis full of lush hydrangeas, perennials, small shrubs and trees. Longtime club member, Laurie York, will host a complimentary ‘Tea Party’ from 10 am-1 pm in the central herb garden. She’ll share her vast knowledge of herbs and some tea recipes from her book "In Love with Herbs".

Garden #2 53 Bennet’s Neck Drive, Pocasset, 02559
This show-stopping garden features perennial beds of Roses, hollyhocks, foxgloves, Nepeta, Shasta daisies, Alchemilla, lamb's ears, and tall phlox providing all season color and interest. The split rail fence beds at the front and side of the house contain Roses, Shasta daisies, white snapdragons and sweet autumn Clematis.  The backyard features Rhododendrons, Hydrangeas, day lilies, ferns, Hosta and ground covers.  Low maintenance practices and shrubs provide a bird-friendly environment while planters and flowers at the front of the house encourage pollinator visitation.  Club member and artist Jane Urso will be painting en plein air from 10 am -1pm

Garden #3  - 55 Monument Neck Road, Gray Gables, MA 02532
This property has been developed by the homeowner for open-air summer living. The "greeting garden" forms an outdoor room at the front of the house. This charming area is contained by a classic white picket fence adorned with a perennial edge. As you make your way to the backyard you will find many varieties of hydrangeas, a great variety of perennials throughout, and a vegetable garden. Enjoy complimentary refreshments on the back deck while you peruse the hypertufa planters available for purchase. 

Valley Farm Community Garden – 892 County Road, Pocasset, MA 02559
Located on three acres of historic farmland on the old Barnstable County Hospital campus we returned the land to its past use with a contemporary twist—new age victory gardens. The farm boasts 97 plots. Four provide fresh produce for Bourne’s Food Pantry. Our shed, thrift shop and perennial garden complete the landscape. Open April–November we grow a wide range of vegetables, fruits, and herbs. From 10am-1pm Carolee Packard will demonstrate garden crafts. From 10am-2pm Liz Henry will demonstrate Japanese Saori weaving with some hands-on-weaving activities. Complimentary refreshments will be served. (Restrooms with limited accessibility are available.)

FROM THE EAST:             From Sandwich Rd/MA-6A to the roundabout take 2nd exit for Trowbridge Road

FROM THE NORTH:         From 1-495S and I-195E to MA-25E/MA-28S/Bourne Bridge go over the bridge  to the roundabout take 1st exit for Trowbridge Road

FROM THE SOUTH:         From Macarthur Blvd/MA-28N take 3rd roundabout exit for Trowbridge Road.

Directions to GRAY GABLES GARDEN (55 Monument Neck Road)
Continue straight for 1.8 miles (Trowbridge Road, becomes Shore Road, then changes again to Monument Neck Road).  Look for Hydrangea Festival Signs.  #55 Monument Neck Road is on the left. Please park only on the left-side of this dead-end road.  To proceed to the Pocasset gardens on tour, turn around and drive 1.2 miles up Monument Neck Road. Take a sharp right onto Shore Road.

53 Bennet’s Neck: Drive Follow Shore Road for 1.1 miles. Turn left onto Beach Street, follow for 0.3 miles. Turn right onto County Road, continue straight for 1.1 miles.  Look for Hydrangea Festival Signs. Turn right and keep to the right on Bennet’s Neck Drive, #53 is on the left.  Please park on the right-hand side of the road. Proceed to the next garden. Turn around on Bennet’s Neck Road and go back to County Road. Turn right onto County.

25 Michael Road: Follow County Road for 0.7 miles. Look for Hydrangea Festival Signs. Turn right onto Michael Road #25 is on the left.  Park on either side of the road.  Proceed to the next garden. Turn around on Michael Road and head back to County Road.  Turn right onto County.

892 County Road: Follow County Road for 0.3 miles. Look for Hydrangea Festival Signs.  #892, Valley Farm Community Garden, is on the right.  Turn right into their parking area.