Garden Tours - Saturday, July 20, 2019

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IT’S A DOG LIFE, 248 Long Pond Road (Rt. 137), Brewster
Tour benefiting Orleans Improvement Association

There are lots of places to roam and relax in the many outdoor rooms of this yard.  A mix of mature trees and natural stone dot the diverse terrain to set the stage for water features. The lush lawn entices a visitor around the next corner of plantings to enjoy yet another surprise. Rustic rod iron border fence helps to keep the dog out of the perennial beds and the small vegetable and herb gardens nestled against the house. Of course, Hydrangeas happen to pop up everywhere. From the deep, purple Rio blue array at the driveway entrance to the periwinkle Endless Summer hedge along a stone wall and the many vibrant shades of Proven Winner Citiline series, the blooms will astound.  And It’s no wonder this yard features so much beauty as the property owners have a deep-rooted knowledge of the garden industry. They are the founders of Agway of Cape Cod!  

Howe’s Garden, 1124 Old Stage Road, Centerville  OPEN: 9:00 AM-12 Noon
Tour benefiting Whelden Memorial Library

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 Parking: Please park on the left side of the adjacent street. The Parking Attendant will guide you.  Garden Accessibility: Accessible Open for tours:  Sunday, July 14th, Thursday, July 18th, and Saturday, July 20th    


HYDRANGEA RETREAT, 100 Gibson Road, Orleans
Tour benefiting Orleans Improvement Association

Owners from Colorado have lovingly designed and planted their yard for plants that are at peak bloom in July when they are on the Cape.  They are particularly crazy about hydrangeas and look forward to the arrival of new varieties each year.  They now have twenty different types of hydrangeas and sixty hydrangea plants. The rose covered arbor in the front yard draws visitors to the hidden back yard which is awash with hydrangeas.  The owners do all their own work and devote most of their vacation time here to gardening.


Dan Pessoni’s Garden, 4 Driftwood Lane, East Orleans
Tour benefiting Cape Cod Hydrangea Society

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. Wander past the tiered bank of perennials and then relax in the huge shade garden, where over 300 labeled varieties of Hosta are interspersed with Heuchera, Ferns, and Solomon’s Seal.  Special beds have been created for small and miniature Hosta.  After leaving the shade garden, enjoy the Hydrangea garden with over 70 labeled varieties, and if you visit the garden mid-spring, 40 different varieties of rhododendrons will be in full bloom.  Located throughout the gardens are 15 specimen trees, including Stewartia, Heptacodium, (Seven Son Flower), Heritage Birch, Tricolor Leaf Beech, and Harry Lauder’s walking sticks, green and crimson. Park on the street in front of the house.


STRICTLY HYDRANGEAS, 121 Camp Street, Unit 106, West Yarmouth
Tour benefiting Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod

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. Directions: From the Mid-Cape Highway (Route 6), take exit 7 and turn south on Willow Street.  Take the slight left at the junction with Camp Street.  Continue 0.4 miles turning right into Mill Pond Village, 121 Camp Street, West Yarmouth.  Proceed straight to parking on the right, then a short walk to Unit 106 on the left.  Parking Instructions: Park at the edge of the open field on the right.  Short walk to Unit 106 on the left. Accessibility: Accessible. Open for tours: July 13 & July 20 

7 Route 6A, Yarmouth Port 
Tour benefiting Cape Cod Synagogue Food Pantry

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. Garden is on your right, the second driveway immediately after the Entering Yarmouth sign, opposite Anthony’s Cummaquid Inn. Look for a white mailbox with a red 7 on it.