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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.


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

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
24 Beach Road, Orleans

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.

Chatham Garden Club Tours

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

The Chatham Garden Club will present five spectacular gardens during this year's Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival.The gardens not only offer unique varieties of hydrangeas but also other shrubs, flowers, trees, and waterfront views. For more information go to


Pruning Demonstrations

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich

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.

Garden Tour to Benefit Whelden Memorial Library - Howe’s Garden - July 20

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
1124 Old Stage Road, Centerville

This lovely landscape holds numerous flower gardens with various perennials and bulbs. Their specialty is hybridizing day lilies. You will see seedlings from plants that were cross-pollinated in 2017, yearlings planted in the spring of 2017, and close to 100 plants saved from crops that date to 2004. The best hybrids get a Cape Cod name (Ex. Cape Cod Lemonade) and are registered with the American Hemerocallis Society. If you are curious about hybridization, or simply would like to enjoy an array of beautiful blooms, this is the garden to see. Orders taken for August pick-up.

Garden Tour to Benefit Cape Cod Synagogue & Independence House - July 20th

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
7 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port

A thoughtfully planned, well maintained garden with areas of interest such as the family pool surrounded by a beautiful perennial garden on one side and a rose garden on the other. Climbing roses adorn trellis' on the front of the property.  There are uniquely crafted bird houses designed and created by the homeowner. Several flower containers and hanging baskets complement this outstanding property.  Directions: From Barnstable Village on Route 6A head east on 6A toward Yarmouth.

Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod Garden Tour- Strictly Hydrangeas

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
121 Camp Street, Unit 106, West Yarmouth

An ever-expanding collection of hydrangeas, the quintessential Cape Cod woody ornamental, frames a small freestanding Master Gardener’s condominium. 225 hydrangeas in ground take center stage in various garden beds.  Patio and porches boast 25 containers using the “Pot-N-Pot” method with a dwarf hydrangea as the “thriller” along with various “fillers” and spillers”.  This garden is a Hydrangea Lover’s Dream come true.  Master Gardener Tip Talks at 11 AM and 2 PM – Container Gardening with Hydrangeas.

Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Garden Tour - July 20

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
4 Driftwood Lane, East Orleans

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society welcomes you to Driftwood Garden in East Orleans. This garden is the outer Cape’s only Nationally Registered American Hemerocallis (Daylily) Display Garden, with 800 different varieties of labeled current and modern daylilies.