Garden Tours - Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Barnstable
The Gathering Place, 130 Cranberry Lane, Centerville
Tour benefiting Barnstable Education Foundation
We did it: we’ve created a dream yard that doesn’t take up every moment of our free time to take care of it! While there is always something to do like feed the coy, or harvest some vegetables, there is also time to hang by the wood fire pit with friends while listening to the waterfall down the rocks. See a raised vegetable garden with creative touches that provide an abundant harvest. Find how flowers are the focus and heart of the garden. Learn about varieties of perennials and flowering shrubs, including a water garden in your landscape, and pretty plants for containers. Discover how you too can turn your yard into a low maintenance gathering place. Accessibility:  Accessible

Parking:  Park in driveway or Cranberry Lane but not around cul-de-sac please.
Directions:  From Phinneys Lane or Shootflying Hill Rd. turn onto Huggins Neck Road, then onto Cranberry Lane.

 

Pat's Literary Gardens, 244 Rolling Hitch Road, Centerville
Tour benefiting Barnstable Education Foundation

Enter this former Barnstable educator/Master Gardener's gardens through a pathway of Niko blue Hydrangeas and shady plants that set the mood of peace. A tropical sitting area with fire pit, and potted plants overlook her many perennial beds with whimsical storybook accents...Ruby Slippers, the White Rabbit, Tin man, One Fish, Two fish... reflecting her love of classic literature. Small mementos from traveling peak out of flowering plants: Dutch wooden shoes, Big Ben, gondolas, Eiffel tower and more.  A rainbow garden, new rose and lavender beds punctuate the air with their lovely colors and fragrance, attract pollinators. Enjoy the many unique birdhouses, feeders, birdbaths and sitting areas.  An arbor pathway to her lower garden level gardens includes raised beds of organic vegetables and herbs alongside a hillside of native plants and bushes.
Accessibility:  Discretionary to Difficult. Flat in front areas, steep slopes in back.
Parking:  Dead end street –park on one side only.
Directions:  From Garden #3 proceed back to West Main Street and head west toward 28. Take a left on 28 and go to light at Old Stage Road. Turn right onto Old stage, then right onto Cap’n Lijah’s Rd, then right onto Masthead Ln and left onto Rolling Hitch Rd.

 

Visit Santosha Gardens, 359 Main Street, Centerville
Tour benefiting Barnstable Education Foundation

This sanctuary is set on 1+ acre filled with outdoor gardens and greenhouses.   Meander through the natural paths of flower gardens and stop by the rock/water feature and see the fish and the local frogs. Walk the woodland path and visit the meditation cabin.  Spot active honeybee hives and stop by the chicken coop.  Check out the monarch butterfly way station of hundreds of milkweeds and pollinators. You’ll see a large assortment of annuals and perennials highlighted by dozens of lavender plants along the pathways. See how the four seasons growing produce a year-round salad and vegetables. We endeavor to be self- sustaining with solar power, well water, and with the utmost kindness to the natural world.
Accessibility: Discretionary. Directions: From Garden #1 go back to Huggins Neck and turn right. Go to Phinneys Lane and turn right. Cross Route 28 and Phinneys Lane becomes Main Street in Centerville.

 

Secret Gardens with Vintage Accents, 118 Scudder Ave, Hyannis
Tour benefiting Barnstable Education Foundation

Discover what you can do with collected rocks from the beach and beyond, plants that attract butterflies, and a vintage claw foot bathtub! See the butterfly garden grown around the Magnolia tree. View our perennial garden on the side of the driveway and learn how you can create a patio and rock wall with found stones. Learn how a vintage Shasta RV Trailer could become a garden ornament or even a guest house! Annuals, shrubs and vintage ornaments abound, with a glass mushroom garden and fun little places throughout the yard. Accessibility: Discretionary. Parking: Parking is available across the street at the Atlantis Resort and Spa, or people can park at Sturgis school and walk. Directions: From Garden #2 go south to the light and turn left. Proceed up to West Main Street and go to the rotary, taking the first right onto Scudder Ave. The garden is on the right immediately after the Resort and Conference Center, which is on your left.

15 Pine Lane, Barnstable Village
Tour benefiting Cape Cod Synagogue Food Pantry

Lovingly planted by the original owner, these gardens surround a quintessential Cape Cod home in the village of Barnstable. The rear of the house invites you to rest and enjoy the floral gardens. Directions from Barnstable Village: on 6A head west towards West Barnstable or Sandwich. After passing the courthouse complex on your left, the second street on the left is Pine Lane. The property is the first house on your right.

264 Indian Trail, Cummaquid, Barnstable
Tour benefiting Cape Cod Synagogue Food Pantry

This 17-acre property overlooks Sandy Neck Lighthouse, Barnstable Harbor and Cape Cod Bay. The gardens convey overwhelming beauty and charming originality reflecting knowledge of plants and design. There are several areas of interest such as a pool area, a shade garden, and a grove of trees. Occupied bird houses overlook the bay. Seats and comfortable lounge chairs are placed to invite relaxation. Questions are welcomed by the hostess. Directions: From Barnstable Village traffic light, head east one mile on route 6A (Main St). Turn left onto Indian Trail (across from Mary Dunn Road). Go one half mile on Indian Trail. Don’t go left onto Indian Hill Road, go straight ahead. Watch for #264 on the right. Take the driveway and watch for the next sign on the right marked with Queen’s Point, #264 and a picture of a wolf.

Sandwich
Two Plant Geeks on Two-Plus Acres, 2 Lawrence Pond Lane, Sandwich
Tour benefiting Barnstable Education Foundation

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, and a wide selection of shrubs and trees located on one of Cape Cod’s lovely lakes. Accessibility: Difficult.
Parking: Some parking in the cul-de-sac but most parking will be on the side of Stowe Road. Be mindful of fast traffic on Stowe Rd and Farmersville. Directions: From Garden #4, go back to Old Stage Road and turn right. Continue around the bend and Old Stage becomes Race Lane. Continue straight until you enter Sandwich where Race Lane becomes Farmersville Road. Pass the entrance to The Ridge Club (on your left) and the second right will be onto Stowe Road. Lawrence Pond Lane is immediately on your right.  

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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