West Dennis Garden Club Tours
Three beautiful gardens will be open for viewing on July 12, 10 am-4 pm. The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit the West Dennis Garden Club. Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine
Garden #1 OPEN Wednesday, July 12
Address: 48 Country Lane, Dennisport, MA 02639
At the end of Country Lane, Peggy's perennial garden has evolved over the last 30 years. A large Kousa dogwood is situated out front. Day lilies, lupine and roses greet you as you walk along the path to the back garden. A Japanese white lilac and a Stewartia tree are also planted along the path. 6 different hydrangeas bloom on this property including Pinky Winky and Endless Summer. Raised beds are used for additional edible plantings. An outside dining and sitting area is framed with a pergola covered with climbing hydrangea, a cozy and relaxing retreat.
Directions: From Rte 134 go left onto Rte 28 (Main St) and follow it for one mile to Sea Street. Take a left on Sea St. Follow it to the end. Take a right on Upper County Rd then take your first left on Country Lane. #48 is the last house on your right.
Garden #2 OPEN Wednesday, July 12 AND Thursday, July 13
Address: 80 Howes Path, Dennis, MA 02638
This very intensely planted and unique garden consists almost entirely of large brick-lined beds separated by narrow grass walking paths that invite the visitor to wander through every corner of the property. Some beds display mixtures of species of both woody and herbaceous plants in the English cottage garden style, while others feature an individual species: roses, astilbes, bearded and Japanese irises, hostas, azaleas, Japanese maples and daylilies. A unique feature is the collection of over 250 English boxwoods propagated b y the owner. The gardener’s facility with propagating plants is also reflected in the extensive displays of holies, azaleas, hydrangeas and various ground covers. The only reason a garden this large and complex can be maintained by one person is that it incorporates low-maintenance gardening principles and practices which he enjoys discussing.
Directions: Take Route 6A westbound out of Dennis Village (at the Gazebo) for 4/10th mile to Signal Hill Road (across from the Borsari Gallery). Take Signal Hill Road, and go to the end. Take a right onto Howes Path, and #80 is the second house on the left.
Garden #3 OPEN Wednesday, July 12
Address: 29 Half Way Road, So. Dennis, MA 02660
A Beautiful garden that flows from side-to-side with hydrangeas and rhododendrons throughout. A Kousa Dogwood greets you as you enter from the street. Then you are awe struck with an unusual Umbrella Pine Tree that comforts the front beds, and shades the beautiful hydrangeas in the front of the house. Color for the front beds is provided by beautiful New Guinea impatiens. As you stroll down the walkway towards the back, you become aware of a panorama of rhododendrons which forms a wall of pinks and reds across the back yard. A beautiful red Japanese maple tree greets you as you enter this “garden of beauty”. Walkways surround a huge oak tree that provides shade for all. You can rest awhile at the table and chairs, and take in the beauty of the shrine surrounded by daisies, primrose, and rhodys. A walk you’ll love to take. Join us!
Directions: Dennis Village (at the Gazebo) take Old Bass River Road for 3.7 mi. (just passed the Route 6 overpass) and enter Riverdale S. and N. Follow Riverdale S. to the left and the first right is Half Way. #29 is the 4th house down on the left.
From Route 28, take rt. 134 to the lights at Upper County Road. Take a left. At the 4-way stop sign take a right onto Main Street and follow to Riverdale S. and N. (just passed the Red Cottage Restaurant.) See directions above. PARKING on one side the street ONLY.