The Sandwich Garden Club will host its 2021 Garden Tour on July 12, 16 and 17 in conjunction with the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival.
The tour takes place from 10 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine. Admission is $5 per garden, cash only. Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at each individual garden. Garden tips will be presented daily at each location at 11 AM and 1 PM.
The five gardens on the tour are open on different days. On July 12 and 16, the public can visit “Welcome Home” at 177 School Street in Marstons Mills. The garden tip talk at “Welcome Home” will be “Providing an Inviting Habitat for Pollinators and Others through the Use of Native Plants and All-Time Favorites.” Also on July 12 and 16, “Meandering Gardens” at 6 Aviator’s Lane in Sandwich will be open. The garden tip talk will cover raspberry and blueberry cultivation. On July 12 the Bowker Horticultural Society garden at 151 Old County Road in East Sandwich will be open; its garden tip talk will cover turning hydrangeas blue.
Two gardens will be open on July 17. The first is “Gardens Galore” at 3 Old Barn Lane in Forestdale. The second is “My Hillside Garden” at 11 Notre Dame Lane in Mashpee. The Forestdale garden will include a talk titled “Pruning Tips for Common Bushes, Highlighting Rose Pruning” while the Mashpee garden will discuss gardening on a hill.
The Sandwich Garden Club exists exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Proceeds from this garden tour will support local academic scholarships and nonprofit horticulture organizations and school programs.