Barnstable Education Foundation Garden Tours - July 12th
The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the Branstable Education Foundation. Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine.
Garden #1 Pamela’s Garden, South Yarmouth
When you visit Pamela Phipp’s gardens you’ll see a plant-lover’s paradise. This landscape has evolved over time, but it started with a scraggly lawn. Pamela’s first decision was to have no lawn at all; those interested in a turf-free yard, will experience the diversity, and beauty that can be created. See a landscape that supports birds, bees and butterflies. Trees and shrubs that were chosen or “taken in” have become a foundation for borders and paths. Hydrangeas and perennials are abundant, along with selected annuals. Experience how much flower power can be achieved on a third of an acre. Although Pamela is a professional gardener, this is a real person’s garden that will inspire and delight visitors.
Open for tours: Friday, July 12th and Sunday, July 14th.
Garden #2 "Our Happy Place", Yarmouthport
Do you believe in fairies? I do! They live in their own garden on my property where they have houses, a greenhouse, the Queen’s castle, a waterfall and even a dwarf maple tree. I am proud to say I was a winner of the back yard garden contest for" Country Garden" magazine and they featured my bodacious cutting garden last summer. Within my property are various "rooms" from the breakfast room to the wine room and more. Come...sit and enjoy the" view" of annuals, perennials, dahlias, hydrangeas, experience Bob’s magical birdhouses, and the greenhouse where it all sleeps in the winter. I want to share "our Happy Place" with you! Open for tours: Friday, July 12th and Sunday, July 14th.
Garden #3 A Plant Collector’s Secret Garden, West, Yarmouth
This is truly “the garden behind the fence.” If you are a lover of Japanese maples I have over 45 Maples and some bonsai maples as well. You’ll see a collection of conifers of all types. Learn how we made a Koi pond with a waterfall with lots of water plants, and surrounded it with a weeping pine, some conifers, and Japanese maples. You’ll find lots of rare hostas here, along with a collection of Bonsai that is 40 years old. See hydrangeas and other flowers, and be pleasantly surprised by the diversity in this garden that was created by a collector of unusual plants. As an added bonus, enter the drawing for a chance to win a bonsai plant! Open for tours: Friday, July 12th and Sunday, July 14th.