Brewster Garden Tours Tuesday July 13 and Wednesday July 14 10am to 4pm Rain or Shine
Hosted by the Garden Club of Brewster
1. Halcyon Farm, 3915 Main St. Rte 6A - A model for what is possible on small acreage and a daily reminder of the value of small farms and locally grown food. Tour the farm with the owner, view the restored farmhouse, hear about the operational approach, and buy some of the organic produce.
2. 900 Satucket Road – A six-acre estate located on Mill Pond includes an English garden, a native pollinator border surrounding a large pond teeming with fish, water lilies, and aquatic and wetland plants, and a Japanese-inspired path round out a garden that begs to be explored.
Hosted by the Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary, Orleans Division
3. Chatham Bars Inn Farm—3034 Main St. Rt. 6A - Originally a garden center in Brewster, this land was purchased by Chatham Bars Inn in 2013 to enhance the menu, while creating a farm-to-table dining experience for its guests. There is a wonderful variety of vegetables and flowers to enjoy.
4. The Gardens of the Historic Candleberry Inn - 1882 Main St. Rt. 6A - The Candleberry Inn dates back to the 1700’s and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The stately gardens and expansive lawns create a dramatic setting for this graceful Georgian edifice.
5. A Spectacle of Color—207 Foster Road -entrance/ 66 Chapel Lane - An amazing array of over 100 varieties of flowers and shrubs provide spectacular color in beds and containers which you can enjoy at these neighboring locations. Cape Cod Hospital Auxiliary members have a booth with unique items for sale here.
Hosted by the Brewster Ponds Coalition
6. 119 North Pond Drive – This property on Blueberry Pond combines conservation and aesthetic goals with a lush ecosystem of hydrangeas and pollinator plants, trees, and bushes; a newly installed alternative septic system protecting the pond environment; and a neighborhood rain garden/storm water filtration basin. Complete your tour with a peek at a beehive, home to approximately 40,000 Italian honey bees.
Hosted by the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society and Brewster Ponds Coalition
7. 299 Landing Drive - Overlooking Long Pond, this property features 100+ hydrangeas with mixed herbaceous, perennial and annuals ringing the front yard, a terraced vegetable garden, and a shade garden. The steep bank to the pond has been stabilized with native grasses and Carolina roses. On July 13, Linda Coven of Strictly Hydrangeas will speak on choosing the right hydrangeas for your garden.
Hosted by the Master Gardener Association on July 13 only
8. 2081 Main St. Rte 6A - This one-acre family farm is now home to the largest collection of holly plants on Cape Cod. Come, stroll down the grassy alley to view nearly 400 cultivars of hollies as well as hydrangeas, crape myrtles, magnolias, stewartias, and others. The Master Gardener owner will provide tips on growing hollies on the Cape and southern New England.
Each tour costs $5/person. Proceeds support projects of the host organization. CapeCodHydrangeaFestival.com