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Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest Garden Tours: July 10, 2024

 

Joanne Robichaud’s Garden - 27 Marble Road, Barnstable
Tour Benefiting Cape Cod Hydrangea Society
If you embrace the beauty inherent in imperfection, you will enjoy this garden. The owners built their home over 40 years ago and the gardens have evolved in both areas of bright sun and deep shade. Rock retaining walls provide structure to a difficult hill. A red maple offers a shady canopy for a serene palate of hostas while astilbes add contrast when their wispy stalks bloom. The bright, rich colors of the sun-loving plantings keep surprising as daylily, coneflower, phlox, daisy, hibiscus, and liatris burst with vivid combinations. Stands of heirloom hydrangeas have been augmented through the years with newer varieties in wonderful colors, shapes and sizes. ‘Glowing Embers’, ‘Tuff Stuff’, ‘Let’s Dance’ and ‘Bobo’ varieties are favorites with young ‘Pinky Winky’ trees and white flowering ‘Fairy Trail Bride’ cascading hydrangeas showing promise. Open for Tours: Wednesday, July 10 & Thursday, July 11.

 

Melissa Caughey’s Garden - 504 Main Street, West Barnstable
Tour Benefiting Cape Cod Hydrangea Society
Hydrangea Hill: Come visit the private garden of author Melissa Caughey during this rare public opening. Explore her favorite spaces and meet her backyard chickens. Melissa regularly features her outdoor space on social media and has been featured in many national print and online publications including HGTV, DIY Network, and Country Living Magazine. Nestled adjacent to the salt marshes of Sandy Neck, her home is tucked within the bucolic landscape of historic Route 6A. Her pollinator and wildlife-friendly cottage-style garden features 100 hydrangeas, perennials bursting with blooms, raised garden beds full of vegetables and herbs, and lovely woodlands.

 

41 Lakeview Drive, Centerville ***OPEN: 9AM-12PM
Tour benefiting Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

This colonial family home incorporates lines of endless summer hydrangeas, mixed with assorted colors, limelights, hydrangea trees, vegetables, and perennials.  This budget friendly and low maintenance garden showcases how to repurpose, divide, and grow trees and plants from seedlings. The family's goal is to create a lovely escape from all of the hustle and bustle of school and extracurricular activities, while enjoying varying blooms every couple of weeks throughout the growing season.  If you're a family on the go, this garden is a must see for ideas surrounding low upkeep, budget friendliness, and beauty. Open for Tours: July 8-12.

 

Permaculture Food Forest on Long Pond and Centerville River: 125 Blantyre Ave., Centerville
Tour benefiting Resilient Roots
Come visit this evolving food forest bordering the Centerville River herring run and Long Pond. This minimal-care, nature-friendly landscape features mainly native plants and is designed to protect our precious water resources. As members of the Pollinator Pathway Cape Cod, the owners practice mostly “no-mow” lawn management utilizing clover as well as extensive use of layered mulching, hügelkultur raised beds, and numerous composting techniques including the use of biochar. The asphalt driveway has been replaced with previous materials more beneficial to the environment, and the site hosts the first US installation of a FujiClean alternative septic system reducing nitrogen and phosphorus. Biochar will be available for purchase for the benefit of Resilient Roots.
Open for Tours: July 9 (Tues) and July 10 (Wed)
Directions: The site is at the end of a dead-end street, on the south shore of Long Pond, Centerville. Blantyre Ave is off Pine Street, just east of the Pine St/South Main St/ Main St intersection in Centerville. Parking: Park at 113 Blantyre or along the street. Please do not drive into the driveway, as it will be used during the tour for demo and display.
Accessibility: Discretionary. The pervious drive and mulched areas may be challenging for those using canes or walkers. The north side of the house along the pond is somewhat steep with irregular footing. Seating will be available. Dogs: Not allowed. (Our Labrador, Rosie, loves to greet all people but not other dogs.)

 

Resilient Roots Garden - 995 Cotuit Rd (Route 149), Marstons Mills
Tour benefiting Resilient Roots
Open for Tours: July 8 (Mon) and July 10 (Wed) from 10 am to 1 pm

Have an in-depth look at the Resilient Roots Garden at Fuller Farm, a Barnstable Land Trust (BLT) property. Resilient Roots leases land from BLT and has created a demonstration garden that showcases low-maintenance ways to grow a variety of fruits, herbs, berries, and support plants that provide nutrients and encourage beneficial insects. Enjoy our pollinator garden and fruiting hedge that feed people and wildlife. Sit by our mini pond and enjoy frogs and dragonflies, important parts of our insect-balancing plan. Enjoy our extensive vegetable beds that provide food to local pantries. We will be there to explain our eco-friendly approach to gardening.
Directions: Fuller Farm is directly on Route 149 (Exit 65, formerly 5 from Route 6). You’ll see the garden beyond the barn, at the bottom of the hill, in a fenced-in area.
Parking: Park in the parking lot at Fuller Farm, accessed from Route 149.
Accessibility: Difficult: this site has a steep hill leading down to the garden. Dogs: Not allowed inside the garden fence.

 

BREWSTER

Garden Oasis with Beautiful Container Plants: 124 Commons Way, Brewster
Tour benefiting Brewster Garden Club
Different varieties of ornamental trees, bushes and flowers are displayed on this property. Wintergold White Fir, Weeping Cherry, Eastern Redbud, and Weeping Cyprus are some of the interesting tree varieties. Rhododendron, azalea, whipcord, butterfly bush, and a variety of hydrangea are scattered throughout the property. Numerous perennials, native and pollinators, create beautiful shades of color within the gardens. Lilies, coral bells, cone flowers, black-eyed susans, red cardinal, allium, liatris, and beautiful large red canna lilies in late summer are a few of the many plants to visually enjoy. Metal yard art and driftwood adorn the gardens. Numerous container pots are placed around the grounds, on the deck and porch. Date Open for Tours: July 9th & 10th 2024.
Directions:
Route 137 to Millstone Rd., continue on Millstone Rd and take right onto Moss Lane.  Turn right onto Commons Way. 
Accessibility:  Garden involves stairs.


Bay Winds Gardens: 229 Robbins Hill Road, Brewster
Tour benefiting Brewster Garden Club
Running along Robbins Hill Road a multi colored patchwork quilt of day lilies and a bank of golden pacific spreading juniper welcomes you to Bay Winds. Stroll this small but fully landscaped park like setting with a charming backyard She Shed bordered by its very own compass rose patio, stacked stone circular flower garden and vegetable patch. Delightful garden vignettes appear among mature cedar, juniper and pine. Stepping stone paths lead to countless varieties of hydrangea bushes, trees and white climbers on a scalloped cedar fence. Pleasing the senses with shades of green and varied leaf textures… flower boxes, containers and garden art complete the experience.
Date Open for Tours: July 9th & 10th 2024.
Directions:
  Route 6A to Lower Rd. Turn onto Robbins Hill Rd. Accessibility:  Accessible

 

Garden Sanctuary: 83 Run Hill Road, Brewster
Tour benefiting Brewster Garden Club
The garden is on two plus acres of gently rolling land with perennial, shrub and vegetable gardens spread throughout and includes a short trail through the woods. The perennial and shrub gardens are a combination and range of native and exotic species in a variety of colors. The property uses minimal irrigation, no herbicides and, in the vegetable garden, the occasional organic pesticide. In various seasons it is home to a herd of five deer, two mallard ducks, a flock of turkeys, a variety of bees and other pollinators, lots of frogs, peepers and birds, some chipmunks, moles and snakes, and a million rabbits. Date Open for Tours: July 9th & 10th 2024.
Directions:
  Route 6A to Stony Brook Rd. Turn onto Run Hill Road. Accessibility:  Accessible

 

FALMOUTH


Seaside English Country Cottage Garden:  20 Wheeling Avenue, Falmouth
Tour benefiting Falmouth Art Center *** Open:  10am to 2pm
Picturesque English cottage gardens and window boxes adorn this charming beach cottage by the sea. Fragrant blooms of perennials and annuals cascade along the borders of the lawn, while native blueberry, bayberry and rosa rugosa guard the perimeter of the property.
Directions: From Falmouth Harbor on Scranton Avenue take Clinton Avenue and take a left on Timothy Nye Cartway, left on Girard Avenue to Wheeling Avenue.
Parking: There are some spaces in a grassy area near the house. Also meters on Clinton Avenue. Accessibility: Discretionary
 

Colorful Seaside Garden: 11 Wheeling Avenue, Falmouth
Tour benefiting Falmouth Art Center *** OPEN: 10am to 2pm
A majestic privet hedge with arching entryway guards the hidden gardens at this seaside property. The blue lacecap, white paniculata and blue mophead hydrangeas are scattered throughout the grounds while fragrant pink roses, purple Russian sage and a delightful array of colorful perennials grace the grounds of this beautiful property.
Directions: From Falmouth Harbor on Scranton Avenue take Clinton Avenue and take a left on Timothy Nye Cartway, left on Girard Avenue to Wheeling Avenue.
Parking: There are some spaces in a grassy area near the house. Also meters on Clinton Avenue. Accessibility: Discretionary

 

Sea Captain’s Garden: 189 Clinton Avenue, Falmouth
Tour benefiting Falmouth Art Center  *** OPEN: 10am to 2pm
Stroll through the front gate at this seaside colonial to experience the Olde World Charm of Cape Cod.  With beautiful hydrangeas throughout the grounds and fragrant flowering roses and perennials, the gardens invite you to allow the sites and sounds of the sea to soothe your soul. Directions: A short walk from Falmouth Harbor at Clinton Avenue. Garden Parking: metered parking on one side of Clinton and roadside parking on the other side. Accessibility: discretionary.

 

DENNIS

Waterviews and Hydrangeas – 1 Thrizas Way, West Dennis
Garden Tour to Benefit West Dennis Garden Club
Please come visit this garden by the sea. The property is surrounded by hydrangea bushes...many of these bushes were planted by the original owner and they still bring much joy to the garden today. Photos of the garden can be found in Joan Harrison's book Hydrangeas Cape Cod and Beyond. As you stroll through the yard mixed in with the colorful bushes will be other perennials including the Patrick J. Cronin day lilies propagated by the present-day owner's grandfather. As you journey to the backyard the owner's small but much-loved English Garden springs to view along with a wonderful view of Bass River and beyond. End your visit by sitting on the inviting deck with comfortable rocking chairs or venture down to the dock and enjoy the calm that only the sea can bring.


Wrinkle Point Garden – 168 Uncle Barney's Road, West Dennis
Garden Tour to Benefit West Dennis Free Public Library
This welcoming garden is located in Wrinkle Point a beautiful neighborhood located on Bass River in West Dennis.  Our yard begins with our beautiful wall of blue/purple hydrangeas. We hope that you will come and visit our recently recreated landscape plan, particularly the new hydrangeas gardens which features Mophead and Lace Cap Hydrangeas. Open for Tours: July 9 & July 10.

 

171 Fisk Street, West Dennis
Garden Tour to Benefit West Dennis Free Public Library
Located on Kelley’s Pond and near West Dennis Beach, explore a 100+ year old garden with seating areas to watch the seasonal and migrating birds, the scented plantings and experience the warm summer ocean and off pond breezes. Open for Tours: July 9 & July 10.

 

528 Main Street Route 6A, Dennis
Garden Tour to Benefit West Dennis Free Public Library
528 Main Street Historic, and beautifully maintained 1820 with sprawling lawn and gardens. Meticulously maintained plantings add to the charm of this historic Route 6A property, with hydrangeas framing the back covered porch. Open for Tours: July 9 & July 10.

 

524 Main Street Route 6A, Dennis
Garden Tour to Benefit West Dennis Free Public Library
524 Main Street - Borsari Gallery An incredible post and beam barn, built in 1900, renovated in 2008 with 2 acres of professionally maintained grounds. Rolling lawns, lined by roses, hydrangeas, and other perennial plantings, truly define historic Route 6A. Private events of all kinds are held on this idyllic property. Open for Tours: July 9 & July 10.

 

45 Garfield Lane, West Dennis
Garden Tour to Benefit West Dennis Free Public Library
‘With an eye toward ‘whim and fancy’ the garden spaces have recently been reworked & restored. Some of the varieties, ‘Zorro’, variegated Blue Lace cap, Nikko blue, ‘Lime light’ standard & others have come forward from the rear garden, to join the ‘Annabelle’ show, an old favorite, out front. The climbing hydrangea on the rose shed, is beginning its leap, after a few years of sleeping & creeping, trying to catch its sister on the other side of the house. Time will tell…Since the newly moved blues & variegated are starting their first season in their new location, I’m anxious to see how they flourish. With all new drip irrigation for support, and no exposure to my canine friends pruning, I’m hopeful for their new start. And a promising show of summertime color. Open for Tours: July 10.

 

 

ORLEANS

Terra Firma Ecological Solutions: 155 Monument Road, Orleans
Tour benefiting Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary – Orleans Branch
Open for tours: Wednesday, July 10 & Thursday, July 11

Climate-Wise Ecological Design in action leads to robust native meadowscapes, terraces and rain gardens. All roof, road and hillside runoff is captured and purified in deep organic “hugel terraces” and rock gardens brimming with native, pollinator friendly, multistory perennials, trees, shrubs, lawns and groundcovers that thrive 24/7/365 without irrigation or fertilizer. Come enjoy the breathtaking views of Pilgrim Lake from this 1790 farmhouse nestled on a hill overlooking vibrant wildlife habitat. Information about Pollinator Pathway Cape Cod will be available at this location.
Directions: Begin at the intersection of Rte. 6A and Eldredge Park Way (Skaket Corners). Take Eldredge Park Way thru the light at the Police Station to the light at Main Street. Take a right on Main Street to Monument Road. Turn right on Monument and proceed to #155. Parking: One side of the road parking as marked. Accessibility: Discretionary. Somewhat undulating terrain in front, steep hillside in back, easily viewed from the road but not wheelchair friendly. Many chairs placed around to enjoy the views.

 

Around Every Corner: 24 Beach Road, Orleans
Tour benefiting Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary – Orleans Branch
Open for tours: Wednesday, July 10 & Thursday, July 11

The garden was designed, built and maintained by the owners over a period of 30 years, inspired by Swedish and English cottage gardens where plants and shrubs are planted close to each other -- giving it a relaxed, overgrown, romantic cottage look. Each area of the garden has its own distinct purpose. An outdoor shower is hidden by climbing hydrangeas. A sauna with beds of Hostas and a Hot tub is tucked in the midst of flowers. Two raised stone kitchen gardens were built by the front door for easy access to greens, flowers and a few herbs. There is a chicken coop with a run for the chickens to free range. There is also a free-form wildflower meadow. Enclosed vegetable beds with a sitting area and raised beds for growing flowers are outlined with blooming shrubs. Another section hosts currants, gooseberry, blueberries, elderberries and a young Quince tree. The compost area is used to grow pumpkins and serves as a nursery where seedlings and young plants are started before they are moved into the perennial beds. An asparagus bed was recently added. Next to the potting shed is a pergola with gourds and climbing wisteria covering the root cellar. At the front of the property, terraced stonework beds were designed and planted with evergreens, blooming shrubs, annuals and perennials. We will be selling crafts at this location.
Directions:
Begin at the intersection of Rte. 6A and Eldredge Park Way (Skaket Corners). Take Eldredge Park Way thru the light at the Police Station to the light at Main Street. Take a right on Main Street to the Barley Neck Inn and fork left on to Beach Road. The garden is on the left at # 24. Parking: One side of the road parking as marked. Accessibility: Discretionary. Uneven land, soft ground. Proper judgment is advised.

 

HEAVEN is a little closer IN A COTTAGE BY THE SEA: 13 Linda’s Lane, Orleans
Tour benefiting Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary – Orleans Branch
Open for tours: Wednesday, July 10 & Thursday, July 11

A short walk takes you to the end of the road where plantings along the property’s fence invite you to come take a look.  Mature Holly bushes, Rose of Sharon, Rhododendron, plus an unusual oak tree are what the owners started with when they bought a small cottage. Around the property you see areas of Hydrangeas, Lilies, Hostas, Roses and Peonies.  A wonderful array of Cape Cod plants.  Custom stonework by the owner enhances these areas.  A stand alone shower is a focal point in the backyard and is another showcase for plants.  As you leave, you can see “Grammy’s Rock”, a favorite photo spot for the grandchildren. Directions: Begin at the intersection of Rte. 6A and Eldredge Park Way (Skaket Corners). Take Eldredge Park Way thru the light at the Police Station to the light at Main Street go straight across on Tonset Road. Continue past Brick Hill Road (on right), Linda’s Lane is on the right. Garden is 500 feet down Linda’s Lane with the house on the right.
Parking is limited to Tonset Road only as marked. Please do not turn down Linda’s Lane. Accessibility: Walk from parking to property includes an unpaved narrow roadway with a slight downward slope. Property itself is relatively flat with minor grade changes.

 

Bowden’s Residence – 3 Seacrest Drive, Orleans
Tour benefiting Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod
As a founding member of the Pollinator Pathway Cape Cod, this garden showcases their best practices. This garden is a burst of color in July and showcases a diversity of plants and shrubs. The gardens demonstrate how a home gardener can extend the blooming season with native plants, while also adding beauty and pollinator interest. The garden beds are densely planted to reduce weeds and use of mulch, as well as reduce water needs. A cutting gardening is new addition.  The property has over 100 hydrangeas of many varieties, including natives. It also features many unique varieties of day lilies, a fern garden, and shade garden.  The gardens and lawn are chemical free, and he uses only natural leaf mulch.  There will be daily garden talks at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Open for Tours: July 10 & 11.

 

150 Quanset Road, South Orleans
Tour benefiting Nauset Garden Club
Painstakingly carved out of five acres of invasive shrubs and vines over the past 24 years, the lush perennial and shrub borders of this large property highlight hundreds of examples of hydrangeas, roses, daylilies, deciduous and evergreen shrubs, grasses, and other perennials. A registered garden on the Pollinator Pathway Cape Cod, this garden is an example of the extensive use of native plants and their effective integration with non-natives.  Meander through garden “rooms” surrounding the house including the sweeping front garden, a contemplative “Circle Garden” surrounding an ancient oak, a rose-bordered terrace garden, and a boxwood-lined rose garden.  Then stroll down woodland paths past an old barn and through pond-side native plantings of red twig dogwood, clethra, baptisia, native azaleas, river birch, blueberries, ferns and wildflowers. Color, light and shadow, birds and butterflies, all abound in this varied landscape nestled within acres of conservation land and bordered by freshwater ponds. Open for Tours: July 10 and 11.
Directions:
Take Route 28 (Orleans Chatham Road) to the Route 28, Route 39, Quanset Road rotary.  Exit onto Quanset Road.  Continue 1.1 miles to 150 Quanset Road. Garden Parking: Street parking only. Accessibility: Discretionary: Long driveway, non-paved.  No stairs, 4 single steps along the planned route which can be avoided if visitors want to double back and retrace their path.

 

SANDWICH

The Fornari Gardens – 2 Lawrence Pond Lane, Sandwich
Tour benefiting Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod
If you love abundant flowers and a large kitchen garden, you’ll enjoy walking this landscape created by Dan (a scientist) and C.L. (the author of eight gardening books). Walk through the cutting garden and trial beds up top. See the solar-heated seed-starting shed, and the rustic fence Dan built out of locust. Sit in the shade of the grape arbor, note the abundant use of containers around the house, and enjoy the perennial beds and vegetable garden. Ask about the magical stump plantings, the rain garden, and blueberry patch. See many hydrangeas (mostly labeled), an assortment of groundcovers, flowering perennials, and a wide selection of shrubs and trees. This garden is located on one of Cape Cod’s lovely lakes and is a Pollinator Pathways Garden.

 

Award Winning Shirley G. Cross Wildflower Garden
Green Briar Nature Center, 6 Discovery Hill Rd, East Sandwich
The Shirley Cross Wildflower Garden and the gardens of the Historic Jam Kitchen will be a tour delight. A nest in nature, the gardens of Green Briar are a place to pause and appreciate the beauty of flowers in a unique setting. From shade to sun, from damp to dry, many floral examples will be blooming- lobelia, thermopsis, baptisia, oh my! Favorites of hummingbirds and butterflies, endangered and rare, plentiful and seedy, visit and learn about wildflowers. Tours of the Wildflower Garden will be ongoing throughout the day. Many hydrangeas will be in bloom, and the gorgeous garden beds of the Jam Kitchen will delight. The Mercantile will be open, offering a selection of local homemade jams and jellies, as well as, Thornton Burgess Gallery. Facilities are available and accessible. Directions: Off of 6A / Old Kings Hwy, turn onto Discovery Hill Rd. Green Briar sign on 6A.

 

Hidden Garden - 9 Summer Street, Sandwich
Tour benefiting Green Briar Nature Center

A Hydrangea Festival number one stop! A garden full of charm with a layout that understands display. Fondly known as the Hedge House, this garden is set in the quaint village of Sandwich. Dahlias of many shades, layers of morning glories, an old grapevine shading the pergola... Many different perennials and annuals will be blooming, as well as several examples of hydrangeas in shades of pink to blue to deep purple. Hydrangea highlights - Abracadabra, Mop Heads, Smoke Bush and others. Combining form and function, the kitchen garden is a display ready for summertime eating. From the street the charm and blooms are secluded, hidden behind a tall privet hedge making this a secret stop along the tour garden and an absolute favorite. Directions: Continue on Main St., right on Summer St.
 

Gardens in Progress: 173 Main Street, Sandwich
Tour benefiting Whelden Memorial Library

This border garden of perennials, annuals, and flowering trees encloses a pool. There are beautiful climbing roses on the shed. Parking: Available on opposite side of Main Street. Accessibility and Dogs: Wheelchair accessible with assistance. No Dogs.

 

Paul Tocci Memorial Garden Curated by Josh LaPine: 6 Carlton Drive W, East Sandwich
Tour benefiting Sandwich Conservation Trust ***OPEN: 10AM -1PM

Beautiful residential garden in Carleton Shores tucked at the end of a private road steps from the beach. Blooms, textures and shapes of all colors draw you in to this unique blend of perennials, annuals, shrubs and trees. Dappled willows, viburnum astilbe, brunnera, hosta, shasta and hydrangea are the stars(among may others) Intermingled with classic and modern planters. A secret garden for solace and peaceful thinking there is no shortage of beauty to be observed. Garden Tour with curator Josh LaPine available for tours and questions. Open for Tours: July 7, July 10 & July 12.
Directions: 6A to Carleton Drive go to the very end of the street you’ll see small parking lot.  Take a left,  street then turns into Carleton Drive West.    House is all the way down on the left gray with red door.

 

YARMOUTH

Condon’s Garden - 181 Thacher Shore Rd, Yarmouth Port
Tour benefiting Cape Cod Hydrangea Society
Mal “The Hydrangea Guy” and Mary Kay Condon were commercial hydrangea propagators and growers for 40 years and, as one might suspect, this is a very hydrangea-centric site. They continue to tweak their expansive collection of in-ground hydrangeas with container specimens to emphasize this increasingly popular growing technique. H. macrophylla is the dominant species in their gardens, along with H. paniculata and H. quercifolia cultivars. More recently H. serrata and H. arborescens plantings have been added to the mix. The Condons also have a significant commitment to raised beds for growing vegetables and rhubarb as well as a commitment to dahlias. At 11 am and 2 pm each day, they will be detailing their most recent experiences with pinch pruning, container growing and the winter vulnerable H. macrophylla species. Each session will last about 45 minutes. Open for Tours: Sunday, July 7 & Wednesday, July 10.

 

Linda Coven’s Garden – 121 Camp Street, Unit 106, W. Yarmouth
Tour benefiting Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod
Strictly Hydrangeas! This unusual and surprisingly expansive garden encompasses two adjacent very hydrangea-centric properties. This park-like setting boasts 500 hydrangea cultivars in various settings throughout both her yard and that of her next-door neighbors. There are garden beds flanking both homes, along the backyard stockade fence, in several island beds, a rather large kidney shaped berm, and a secret garden. In addition to in-ground plantings, there are 25 containers adorning the porches and patio planted with hydrangeas and perennials using the ‘Pot-n-Pot’ method.   There are many companion evergreen shrubs, perennials, and exquisite pieces of garden art to catch your eye as you leisurely tour this hydrangea lover’s dream come true. A ‘Pot-n-Pot’ Container Gardening with Hydrangeas demonstration will be held at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. each day. This is a Pollinator Pathways Garden. Garden Open of Tours: July 9 & 10.

 

82 Sierra Way West Yarmouth
Tour benefitting Yarmouth Food Pantry
Gardens have winding paths with over 100 Japanese maples. Have over 300 registered Hostas that are labled for ID. There is also a collection of mini hostas which are quite small.  Koi pond surrounded with weeping pines and maples. Many plants and shrubs and flowers are throughout the pathways. There is a bench to sit and see the Koi and waterfall. Bonsai will be displayed on tables or stands in the garden as well. Many different trees are both large and small. Directions: We are on Sierra Way and the corner Forest Road. About a mile from the Yarmouth Senior Center. If you are coming from 6 it will be old exit 8 on to Station ave thru 2 lights make right onto Townsend to next traffic light, make left we are about 2/12 miles on right.
ACCESSIBLE: Flat land Wheelchair or walker friendly. NO DOGS PLEASE. Date(s) Open for tours: July 9-10 & July 13-14

 

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