The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is an annual celebration of the region's blue, pink, and white signature flowers! This ten day festival's main attractions are the daily tours of private gardens, each designed and maintained by the individual homeowners and carrying a unique charm. You are sure to enjoy such eclectic spaces, not to mention the good feeling of supporting a variety of local nonprofits.
Gardens are only one part of the festival. Enjoy workshops and lectures presented by leading international horticulturalists, discover promotions at participating nurseries and home centers, take a class to learn proper hydrangea pruning techniques, or even watch a painting demonstration by renowned Cape Cod artists both in-studio and in the gardens themselves.
Garden tours are $5 per person per garden. You can pay cash at each garden on the day of the garden tour.
Each garden is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and only on the days specified. All gardens' addresses will be announced a week prior to the festival. All garden tours are rain or shine and nonrefundable. *** = Different prices apply
Save These Dates!
Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest Opening Night Party
When: Thursday, July 5, 2018
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Cape Cod Beer, 1336 Phinneys Ln, Hyannis
When: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 8:30am to 1:00pm
Where: Heritage Museums & Gardens, 67 Grove Street, Sandwich
2018 Cape Cod Hydrangea Fest Participants hosting garden tours:
- Aptucxet Garden Club of Bourne
- Barnstable Education Foundation
- Barnstable-Yarmouth Lions Club
- Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary Orleans Branch
- Cape Cod Hydrangea Society
- Cape Cod Synagogue Food Pantry
- Chatham Garden Club
- Eastham Public Library Building Fund
- Harwich Historical Society
- Heritage Museums & Gardens
- Highfield Hall and Gardens
- Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod
- Nauset Garden Club
- Orleans Improvement Association
- Osterville Garden Club
- Provincetown Art Association & Museum
- Sandwich Garden Club
- Sturgis Library
- Taylor Bray Farm
- Thornton Burgess Society
- West Dennis Garden Club
- Whelden Memorial Library
Hydrangea Festival Cocktail Trail sponsored by Cape Cod Beer
Cool off from the heat of July while you are enjoying the gardens of 2018 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival! Stop in at participating local restaurants along the Hydrangea Festival Cocktail Trail. Each location is serving their own Hydrangea-inspired cocktails that you can only try during the festival. Stay tuned for 2018 participating locations!
If you're interested in participating during the 2018 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival by hosting a garden tour, offering a promotion at your business, becoming a sponsor, please visit this page.
Non profits and gardeners who want to participate in 2018 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, contact [email protected].
Own this 2017 Hydrangea Festival Keepsake Poster commemorating the third annual year, featuring a vibrant water color of an actual Cape Cod Garden scene by Harwich artist, Susan A. Hollis. Click here to order >
Own this 2016 Keepsake Hydrangea Festival Poster commemorating the second annual year, featuring a contemporary realist oil painting of signature blue mophead hydrangeas by artist Julia O’Malley-Keyes. Click here to order.
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival 2015 Keepsake Poster is available to purchase at our online store.