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Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest Cocktail Trail 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018 to Sunday, July 15, 2018
Various Locations Across Cape Cod

Cool off from the heat of July while you are enjoying the gardens of 2018 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival! Stop in at participating local restaurants, venues & stores throughout Cape Cod along the Hydrangea Festival Cocktail Trail, sponsored by Cape Cod Beer. Each location is serving their own Hydrangea-inspired cocktails that you can only try during the festival.

Hydrangea University

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Heritage Museums & Gardens-Heald Auditorium, 67 Grove St, Sandwich, MA

 CCHS is proud once again to partner with Heritage Museum and Gardens to be the “kick off” event for the 2018 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival.  Hydrangea University will take place on July 6th from 8:30 to noon.  Tickets will be available at  ($65.00 for members of CCHS and Heritage, $80.00 for nonmembers).  This year's event will feature:

Hydrangea Festival at Heritage Museums & Gardens

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns, celebrating the iconic plant that makes Cape Cod so stunning in July. See the expanded North American Hydrangea Test Garden, participate in workshops, purchase plants, and tour the garden, which includes over 150 spectacular species and cultivars. All programs are free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.

Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk
Friday, July 6-Sunday, July 15
11-11:45 am

Barnstable Education Foundation Garden Tours - July 6th

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Hyannis, Centerville, Sandwich

Five beautiful gardens will be open for viewing on July 6th, 10 am-4 pm. The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the Branstable Education Foundation. Admission:$5 per garden Rain or Shine

Garden Party at Whelden Memorial Library

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Whelden Memorial Library 2401 Meetinghouse Way ( Route 149), West Barnstable, MA 02668

Join us for a garden party at the library. Learn more about the gardens that will be open for tours. Plants, books, garden gear, baked goods for sale with crafts for kids.

Historic Barnstable Village Garden Tour to Benefit Sturgis Library

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Barnstable, MA

Drive along historic Old King’s Highway (Rte. 6A) to the historic Village of Barnstable, passing the John Lothrop house, home to the Sturgis Library; enjoy the beauty, history and best preserved homes and gardens of historic Cape Cod!  You will spend a delightful day on the North side of ‘olde’ Cape Cod and support a library housed in the oldest building in the USA to offer books and services to all ages – our iconic and beloved Sturgis Library.

A Classic Cape Cod Garden Tour to benefit Barnstable-Yarmouth Lions Club

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
57 Fairwood Rd, South Yarmouth

Visit this beautiful Cape Cod home with foundation plantings of rhododendrons, hostas and other plants.  See over twenty hydrangeas of seven different varieties and colors. Imagine having coffee on the blue stone patio with pergola and assorted plants and view the garden shed with window boxes and plenty of bird feeders and houses. Learn how the owner have used hydrangeas to follow a white two-rail fence with a classic arbor. Be inspired by the farmers porch overlooking gardens with roses and plats that attract birds and butterflies.

Visit Brooks Academy Museum and Historic Home Gardens

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Brooks Academy Museum, 80 Parallel Street, Harwich

In the heart of historic Harwich center, stroll through the gardens of two charming antique Cape Cod homes plus admission to The Brooks Academy Museum, The Elmer Crowell Barn and gardens.  The Nathan Underwood II House circa 1829 located at 679 Main Street and just across the street is his brother’s house located at 687 Main Street circa 1842.  These gardens feature hydrangeas, azaleas, topiaries, hosta, rhododendrons, statuary, rock walls and much more.  Visit these beautiful gardens and the Museum for just $10!

Sandwich Garden Club: Glass Town Garden Tour

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sandwich Historic District

The Sandwich Garden Club is proud to host this charming garden tour of historic Sandwich.   You will see gardens in bloom at the peak of their summer beauty in close proximity to each other to allow for a walking tour (approximately 1-1.5 miles).  If you choose to walk, be sure to savor all the other exquisite summer gardens not officially on tour.  Take a deep breath, relax, and bring yourself back to a simpler time when horses and buggies traveled our roads and glassblowers worked in factories from dawn to dusk.

Barnstable Education Foundation Garden Tour -A Flair For The Dramatic

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
42 Depot Street, Dennis Port

This garden is an example of how a small property can be turned into a colorful, flower-filled oasis. You’ll see the coy ponds, with a combination of perennials and tropical plants filling the perimeters. Discover tall, impressive varieties of plants and those with colorful foliage. Be surprised by the fanciful ornaments placed in ponds and gardens…you might even meet a Hollywood celebrity or two! Be sure to note the welcoming front door patio and ask John any questions about ponds and water gardens. Accessibility: Discretionary - uneven land, soft ground.