Barnstable Education Foundation Garden Tours - July 12th

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Hydrangea Fest
Yarmouth, MA

The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the Branstable Education Foundation. Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine.

#1 Pamela’s Garden, 27 Blue Rock Road, South Yarmouth
When you visit Pamela Phipps’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.
Accessibility: Discretionary
Parking: Please park on the side of Blue Rock Road taking care not to block the neighbors’ driveways or mailboxes. Directions:  Blue Rock Road runs off of Great Western Road/N. Main Street just south of Route 6.  From the mid-Cape highway take exit 8 and go South on Station Ave. and make a left onto White’s Path. At the end of Whites Path turn right onto Great Western/N. Main St. and make a left onto Blue Rock Road.

#2 Our Happy Place, 8 Village Lane Yarmouth Port
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!
Accessibility: Discretionary
Parking: Short, dead end street. Parking limited in Cul-de-sac. Park around playground on 6A, a very short walk to the garden.
Directions: From Garden #1 go back to Great Western/N. Main St and turn right. Take the first left onto Whites Path and drive to the light at Station Ave. Make a right onto Station Ave and go up to Route 6A. Just before 6A you will see Village Lane on the left. Because the street is so short, please park by the playground on 6A.

#3 A Plant Collector’s Secret Garden, 82 Sierra Way, 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!
Accessibility:  Accessible
Parking:  Park on one side of the road only, avoiding Neighbors’ driveways.
Directions:   From Garden #2 drive south on Station Ave past route 6 and make a right onto Old Townhouse Road.  Turn left onto Forest Road, and right onto Sierra Way.