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.
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 lush landscape. 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.
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
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 proceeds from the garden tours will benefit Whelden Memorial Library. Rain or Shine. Admission: $5 Pay cash at the door.
Garden #1 - Edible Landscapes of Cape Cod, 415 Cedar Street, West Barnstable
Edible Landscapes of Cape Cod is a small landscaping and “foodscaping” business that helps people grow food on their property, as well as manage it organically and ecologically. Find out more at: www.ediblelandscapes.net. OPEN: July 17 - Tours at 10 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM
Six 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.
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 Cape Cod Hydrangea Society welcomes you to a Garden for All Seasons. Featured in Fine Gardening magazine in April 2017, this property was chosen for its skill in making a mere half acre feel much larger. Winding garden paths lead the visitor through surprising vistas and vignettes. Espaliered pear and dogwood trees and archways of beeches and hydrangeas are some of the many features to be discovered in this 34 year-old garden created by the homeowners / professional horticulturists. More than 30 hydrangea cultivars are integrated into the mixed borders.
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, raspberrie