The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce has announced that at least 25 gardens will open for touring to benefit eight local nonprofits during the 2020 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. Now in its sixth year, the event runs rain or shine for 10 days at a variety of locations beginning Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 19. Gardens are open from 10 AM to 4 PM, and the entry fee is $5 per person at each garden.
Cape Cod residents and visitors will have several opportunities to enjoy beautiful gardens and hydrangea events despite the pandemic. Those touring gardens will need to wear masks and practice safe social distancing.
While some of the normal festival events have been postponed to 2021, many outdoor garden visits and virtual events will take place during this year’s festival.
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society will present its annual Hydrangea University lectures virtually. The hydrangea test gardens at Heritage Museums & Gardens will be open during normal museum hours, and other businesses will be holding virtual talks and outdoor tours as well.
A complete list of garden tour and events can be found on the festival’s website.