The SAA is PArticipating in the Cape-wide Hydrangea Festival this summer!
Spring Hill National Register Historic District
The Garden at Holderhills will be open on Tuesday, July 12th from 10-4 at 3 Holder Ln, Sandwich MA
Owner: Paula Johnson
Hidden away in QuakerHills, a wink away from Sandwich Village and The Quaker Meeting House, is The Garden at Holderhills. In the midst of Christopher’s Hollow, named for Christopher Holder, who conducted meetings of fellowship for the Quakers-in the secret hills of Sandwich; is the secret garden filled with nature plantings, heaths and heather , Lillie’s and of course Hydrangeas! Follow the gardens as they turn here and there, with around the corner surprises, set on top of a drumlin. A sanctuary for birds, a quiet respite for a summer day!
18 Quaker Road will be open on Wednesday, July 13th from 10-4.
Also enjoy a garden reception to benefit the SAA .
Owner: Randy Harelson
Just a stones throw past the historical Quaker Meeting House is 18 Quaker Road in East Sandwich. This area is listed in the National Registry of Historical places; which dates back to 1672 when the first Meeting House was built.
The gardens are designed to attract Native Cape Cod wildlife!
The front and sides are planted with native shrubs and trees to feed and shelter insects, birds, and other wildlife to maintain the wild Cape Cod landscape. This required careful identification of species growing in the nearby woods.
A long flower border in the sunny backyard attracts hummingbirds butterflies, and other pollinators. Here you’ll see iris, bee balm, yarrow, meadow rue, butterfly bushes, native and old-fashion hardy hibiscus and dwarf hydrangeas.
Native oak-leaf hydrangeas grow in the front, and two Paniculata cultivars - Little Lime and Bobo - bloom in the sunny backyard.
The owners will give guided tours and answer questions.
ABOUT THE CAPE COD HYDRANGEA FESTIVAL
CAPE COD HYDRANGEA FESTIVAL
July 8 - 17, 2022
A Summer Garden Celebration
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is an annual cape-wide celebration of the region's blue, pink, and white signature flowers and everything gardens on Cape Cod! 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 which will benefit from the proceeds of each tour.
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 local artists.
Private 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 am to 4 pm unless otherwise specified and only on the days specified. All garden tours are rain or shine and nonrefundable.
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