Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Garden Tours
Address: 181 Thacher Shore Road, Yarmouth Port
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society welcomes you to this hydrangea-centric garden in Yarmouth Port. This is a comparatively new garden; the Condon’s have been serious commercial propagators and growers for 40 years. They purchased their Yarmouth Port property early in 2014 and in that autumn and during the 2015 growing season, over (200) hydrangeas were planted. H.macrophylla is the dominant species with H. paniculata and H.quercifolia in the mix. The Condon’s are also serious veggie growers utilizing raised beds to produce a wide range of favorites from tomato and eggplant through beets and carrots. Fruit is in the mix too – berries and figs (hopefully), and a new orchard of peaches and plums has been recently planted.
Mal Condon is ‘The Hydrangea Guy’ and he’ll be giving “Summer Pinch Pruning Demonstrations” at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. This is a little practiced pruning technique for H. macrophyllas. Best done in July, this exercise creates a fuller plant, checks plant height, and best of all, increases the potential for more blooming the following summer. Be sure to note the start times; each session will last about 45 minutes.
Directions: If traveling East on the Mid-Cape Hwy, take exit 7 and turn right (head north) on Willow St. Follow to the end of Willow St. and turn right on route 6A. Continue past the Old Yarmouth Inn (on the right) and just opposite the Yarmouth Port Post Office (also on the right), turn left on Thacher St. Continue to the end and turn right on Thacher Shore Road - ‘181’ is 200 yards on the right. Please park on the south side of the road, along the conservation property.
If traveling West on the Mid-Cape Hwy, take exit 8 and turn right (heading North) on Union St. Continue to the Cranberry Hwy - Route 6A, and turn left. At Church St. turn right and continue short distance and turn left on to Thacher Shore Rd. 181 is the first home on the left.
Address: 121 Camp Street, Unit 106, West Yarmouth
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society is delighted to have Linda’s great example of a small property landscape. Downsizing? Giving up your big family home may be easy but giving up your big garden of your treasured well-loved plants collected over many years may be more difficult. Come view a small free-standing condominium garden. Recently fulfilling a 17-year dream to move to the Cape, this is a hydrangea lover’s dream boasting 30+ cultivars of this beloved quintessential Cape Cod woody ornamental genus.
Directions: Linda’s garden is an easy 3 miles from the Condon’s. If traveling directly, take exit 7 off the Mid-Cape Highway (Route 6), and turn south on Willow Street. Take the slight left at the junction with Camp Street. Continue 0.4 miles and turn right into Mill Pond Village, 121 Camp St. Unit 106 is on the left approx. 300 yards in from the entrance.