2019 arrives with Eastham hosting one of the most exciting garden tours on Cape Cod. We continue this year with a Mystery Garden, a bonus available to all who purchase the Tour ticket. We will also have a drawing to win a prize hydrangea plant for everyone who participates in the “Garden Quest”. Information will be on your ticket.
Three beautiful gardens will be open for viewing on July 16, 10 am-4 pm. The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the West Dennis Garden Club. Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine
This former educator/Master Gardener’s gardens include numerous perennials, hydrangeas, rainbow and shade gardens, rose and lavender beds, that punctuate the air with fragrance and color attracting a variety of pollinators. Many lilies, cosmos, catmint, astilbe, daisies, dahlias, hostas, beebalm, peonies, salvias, cornflowers, and more overflow the many gardens. Unique birdhouses, feeders, birdbaths, sitting areas and whimsical literary/animal statues adorn these gardens. A lower garden contains raised beds of organic vegetables growing next to a hillside of native plants.
The Aptucxet Garden Club will be on site and giving tours of our colonial gardens at Aptucxet Museum Complex daily from July 16 through July 20 from 11 AM – 3 PM each day. Cost is $5.00 for the garden tour.
Saturday, July 13: 1:30-2:30 pm
Tuesday, July 16: 1:30-2:30 pm
Friday, July 19: 1:30-2:30 pm
Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, check plant height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of summer pinch pruning. All programs are free with museum admission.
The Oglesby House Garden began in 2003 with clearing of overgrowth. Goshen stone patios and walkways were laid in 2004. The garden is anchored by specimen trees planted to suit the climate and the aesthetic: Katsura, Japanese Stewartia, Japanese Umbrella Pine, Japanese Maple, Seven Son Flower, Crabapple, Kausa Dogwood, Birch. Herbaceous borders flow across the gentle
The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary- Orleans Branch. Rain or Shine. Admission: $5 Pay cash at the door.
Fieldstone walls, old spruce and fruit trees, a barn foundation are all parts of this charming old home. Flowering trees and shrubs – hollies, rhododendrons, vitex, dogwoods, stewartia, spiraea, viburnum – screen the border location. Hydrangeas – mopheads, lacecaps, peegees, climbers, oak leafs –climb the walls, edge the walkways, enhance the borders. Wander the yard to find peonies, iris, daylilies, roses, honeysuckle, and clematis. Also look for river birch, Japanese maples, mugo pines, hinoki cypress, cryptomeria and katsura. And don’t miss the walled garden with rhubarb, raspberries, fig, peach and apple trees, and raised beds for vegetables and herbs. This is truly a garden for all seasons. Garden Handicapped Accessibility: Discretionary: uneven land, soft ground, or sets of stairs. Proper judgement is advised.
On less than a quarter of acre, enjoy a space inspired by classic English gardens. When you visit, midsummer colors will light up a traditional mixed border, a white garden, a newly planted ‘Hot Garden’, a garden with little hostas, and a mini succulent garden. View young espaliered apple trees, many roses of various types, and a raised bed veggie patch. Many Hydrangeas including heirloom, new macrophylla, climbing and paniculata types, adorn the property.
Four beautiful gardens will be open for viewing on July 17, 10 am-4 pm. The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the Thornton Burgess Society Green Briar Nature Center. Admission: $5 per garden. Rain or Shine.