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All Things h. macrophylla – Getting to Know Our Favorite Species Better

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Sunday, July 14: 1:30-2:30 pm
Wednesday, July 17: 1:30-2:30 pm

We all love the h. macs! These are the most common type of hydrangea found in the U.S., also called bigleaf hydrangeas, recognized by their large mophead or lacecap blooms. Their great bloom form and color range can be exceptional. But consistent success with this species can be difficult and frustrating. Our Curator of Hydrangeas Mal Condon will share his personal cultural experiences and offer some best practices for achieving better plant performance. All programs are free with museum admission.

Garden Club of Harwich Tours: In Harmony with Nature

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Harwich, MA

Price:  $5.00 per private garden or $25 for all; available THE DAY OF THE TOUR AT ANY PRIVATE GARDEN, Cash or Check payable to The Garden Club of Harwich.

Note:  Tour properties are listed East to West, but easily done in reverse. 

West Dennis Garden Club Tour - July 18th

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
West Dennis, MA

Located in a secluded neighborhood, at the end of the Bass River, is Wrinkle Point, a 60-year old gated community. One Thirza's Way is surrounded with Hydrangeas, which will greet you as you approach the property. As you stroll towards the back of the yard, you will pass various types of Hydrangeas which have been planted over the 50 years the home has been inhabited by four generations of the same family. The backyard has a small English Garden that the owners enjoy from their sun room as they sit and view the activity on Bass River.

Falmouth Chorale: Oglesby House Garden Tour

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Falmouth, MA

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

Bourne Historical Society Stencil Class

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Aptucxet Trading Post Museum, 6 Aptucxet Rd, Bourne, MA 02532

Cost is $20.00 per person, with Judy Ostrom featuring flower stencils on various materials. Reservations requested. Register for the class by calling 508-759-8167.

Unsung Hydrangea Stars

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

Monday, July 15: 1:30-2:30 pm
Thursday, July 18: 1:30-2:30 pm

Members of the Heritage Horticulture staff will reveal their own “best” selections – those hydrangeas that have been the most consistently good performers in our plantings throughout Heritage. Bring your questions for the staff, who will share the particulars that contributed to their choices.
Free with museum admission.


Chatham Garden Club Tours

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Chatham, MA

The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit Chatham Garden Club. Admission is $5 per garden tour. RAIN or SHINE.


Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod Garden Tour- A Swedish Gardener’s Hideaway

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Orleans, MA

This multi-acre property is inspired by childhood gardens in Sweden and England. The garden is designed with many rooms and many surprises. The chicken’s run free range, and love to hide in the roses and butterfly bushes. The cutting garden has an herb garden by its gate; enclosed vegetable beds are outlined with flowers and blooming shrubs and rhubarb. A wildflower meadow, potting shed, a sauna, pergola with climbing wisteria, and gourds covering the root cellar.