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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History presents 3 Gorgeous Garden Tours in the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival 2017

BREWSTER, MA ¬The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents 3 gorgeous garden tours as part of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival July 7 ~ July 16, 2017.

The event is overflowing with fun activities for the entire family. Check their website at http://www.capecodchamber.org/hydrangea-fest
The main attractions are the tours of our 3 spectacular, special gardens, each designed and maintained by gardeners extraordinaire and carrying a unique, unusual horticultural twist.

The dates for the 3 garden tours supporting the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History’s KidSummer Scholarship Programs are:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10am – 4pm ~ Serendipitous Hideaway Brewster, MA 02631
Come explore a garden hideaway on the historic site of a former Bell System phone switching station. The grounds are bursting with texture, color, and seasonal blooms! Inspired by classic Romantic English gardening, this stunning landscape paradise features many varieties of hosta, native plants and grasses, trees, shrubs, and vines paired with unique decorative touches. Meet the geese; watch the koi as you wander the rare, hard-to-find highlights of the garden that include a multitude of Hydrangea varieties. The garden is designed to bring year-round interest to every window, with winter as interesting as the summer. Expansive, one-of-a-kind absolutely amazing garden nurtured for 17 years.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10am – 4pm ~ Tranquil Labyrinth Among the Gardens Brewster, MA 02631
Back by popular demand! Take a woodland walk thru shade and native plants to a 7-circuit labyrinth
15 years in the making! Other gardens along this walk feature a butterfly garden, a purple weeping beech arbor leading to a fragrant garden, glacial outcroppings, and formal parterres with a koi and goldfish pond. Don’t miss curated collections of the owner’s favorite plants, including the fiery Japanese maples, specimen evergreens, hydrangeas, perennials, hostas, and daylilies all surrounding quiet seating areas. A marvel!

Saturday, July 15, 2017 10am-4pm ~ Lyn Peabody Wildflower Garden Brewster, MA 02631
The Lyn Peabody Wildflower Garden was established by the Nauset Garden Club in 1987. With the cooperation and encouragement of the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, the Wildflower Garden has flourished through the years and continues to be maintained by the Nauset Garden Club. Annually, they have added new native plants and shrubs to the Garden and plan to establish a new part of the Garden this year through a generous gift from a former Club member. Come see the new, the unusual, and the very native plants! This is a rare opportunity for a guided tour of the garden with docents from the Garden Club who will be available to answer all your questions.

The Museum deeply appreciates the generous garden owners and caretakers willing to share their creative, horticultural visions in support of our mission: To inspire appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural environment through discovery and learning.

Admission: $5 per person / per garden

  • Tickets for the CCMNH Garden Tours will be available online at www.ccmnh.org, or starting June 30th at the Museum or Crocker Nurseries in Brewster
  • Maps will be posted on the Museum website and available at the Museum’s Admission Desk starting June 30th.
  •  All proceeds support the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History’s KidSummer Scholarship Programs.

For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133