Osterville Garden Club Garden Tours
Five gardens will be open for viewing on July 12 and July 13.The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit Osterville Garden Club. $5 per garden tour. RAIN or SHINE.
Garden#1 The Cobb Astro Park
Barnstable High School, 744 West Main St., Hyannis, MA
As gardeners, you will be fascinated by the wind sculptures, two unique water sculptures, and a Pathway of Discovery, which is home to 27 white marble busts of people who have changed the way we look at the universe, and ultimately ourselves. Search for the raised bed gardens maintained by the Garden Club of Hyannis and the Osterville Garden Club and the school’s memorial garden. Volunteerism and 12 years of community effort have produced this gathering space for strolling, learning, meditating, reflecting, and socializing. Accessible
Directions: Take West Main St.off Rt. 28 in Hyannis to Barnstable High School. Enter the building through the Knight Auditorium Lobby in the center of the school. Parking is in the lots around the high school.
Garden #2 A Propagation Garden
34 Tomahawk Drive, Centerville, MA 02632
The owners of this garden have been propagating trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals here for over 50 years. The couple is particularly knowledgeable about pollinator plants. Their greenhouse shelters the immature plantings and the composting bins provide soil filled with nutrients. As you explore the paths of the garden, you will notice many propagated hydrangeas including ‘Niko Blue’, ‘Todi’, ‘Bombshell’, and others. Discretionary
Directions: Take Old Stage Rd. north from Rt. 28 in Centerville. Take a left on Buckskin Path and follow to stop sign. Continue straight and take the 3rd left on Tomahawk Drive.
Garden #3 Cape Cod’s Bountiful Landscape
109 Old Stage Road, Centerville, MA 02632
In Centerville’s historic village, this property surrounds a sea captain’s house built in 1730. You can savor the sight of completely organic vegetables and flowers growing in a 50 ft.X 20 ft. year-round “hoop house”. The homeowner will be on hand to share the how-to’s of growing your own fresh produce year-round in an easily constructed hoop house heated by solar power. Accessible
Directions: From the intersection of Rt. 28 and Old Stage Rd. go south towards Craigville Beach to address 109 on the right. Parking is in the long driveway.
Garden #4 Seaside Gardens A-Z
132 South Bay Road, Osterville, MA 02655
Home overlooks beautiful hydrangeas out to the crystal waters of West Bay. Equally as spectacular is the elegantly designed raised beds vegetable garden with everything edible from A (artichokes) to Z (zucchini). All around this lovely property are flowerbeds bursting with blooms. The owner lovingly starts between 1500-2000 annuals and vegetable seedlings in her greenhouse every year. Accessible
Directions: Take West Bay Road off Main Street in Osterville. Turn left onto Bridge St. toward Oyster Harbors. Turn left after the bridge onto South Bay Rd. Continue around the bend all the way to the end of South Bay Rd. Parking is in the tennis courts.
Garden #5 Mass Audubon’s Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary
345 Bone Hill Rd., Barnstable, MA 02635
Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary features a perennial garden maintained by the Osterville Garden Club. Tour a native bird garden with breathtaking views of Barnstable Harbor. Explore the Butterfly Mosaic Trail filled with pollinator plants that attract many species of butterflies, dragonflies, and bees. Stroll a short boardwalk through a salt marsh and meander down many trails to discover habitats that encourage and sustain wildlife. Long Pasture’s Visitor Center will be open for you to explore as well. Accessible
Directions: Take 6A to Bone Hill Rd. in Barnstable. Follow the road almost to the end. Long Pasture is the last left before the beach. Parking is in the Mass Audubon lot.