Gardens Open Friday July 14th Note: Gardens can be visited in any order. Pay as you go: $5. per garden.
Garden Title: Fabulous Flowers and Fish
Garden Address: 42 Depot Street, Dennis Port
Date(s) Open for tours: Friday July 14 - 10 AM to 4 PM
Garden Brief Description: A FUN garden, with a dramatic flair! See what magic can be created in a small space. The owner, John Sullivan, writes: “My gardens started quite by accident. Our property was covered by large shade trees, but Hurricane Bob changed all that. By the time all the trees were cleared and stumps pulled, the yard looked like the dark side of the moon. I started replanting with small gardens but have expanded to included five waterfalls, three koi ponds and a triple layered garden. I chose plants by color, leaf shape and size.”
Garden Directions: From Rt. 28 traveling from Hyannis, turn right onto Depot Street. #42 is on the left.
Garden Parking: Park on one side of the street please.
Garden Handicapped Accessibility:
• Accessible: flat land, hard ground, stone or paved walkways. Wheelchair or walker friendly.
Garden Title: Cape Paradise
Garden Address: 8 Union Park Road, Dennisport
Date(s) Open for tours: Friday, July 14th 10 AM to 4 PM=
Garden Brief Description: My garden renovation began as a desire to make better use of the large side yard.Most of the yard was scrub pine, with some random plantings and a low rear deck.The driveway was shifted to the edge of the property, opening up the yard dramatically. The deck came down, and was replaced with a rear patio- perfect for morning coffee and evening barbeques. The new focal point of the side yard is a gas fire pit. The plantings are a mix od perennials, annuals, flowing shrubs and trees. The goal is to have color throughout three seasons. Finally we added a picket fence around the property, with climbing roses out front and an arbor arch entrance, with morning glories. (Thanks to Jeff Eldredge at Starboard Side Landscaping, for his great suggestions and ability to know what I wanted even when I wasn't sure!)
Garden Directions: Old Wharf Road to Union Wharf Road to Union Park Road
Garden Parking: Please park on one side of the street
Garden Handicapped Accessibility: good -- lots of paved surfaces, no stairs. However, driveway is shell.
• Accessible: flat land, hard ground, stone or paved walkways. Wheelchair or walker friendly, however, driveway is shell.
Garden Title: Old World Charm
Garden Address: 129 Straightway, Hyannis MA
Date(s) Open for tours: Friday July 14 10 AM to 4 PM
Garden Brief Description: This is the private garden belonging to Jose and Arlene DeMelo. Mr. DeMelo was one of the founders of DeMelo Brothers Landscaping in 1976. His gardens are a wonderful example old world, slightly formal design combined with the love of colorful flowers and meticulous maintenance. Visitors can expect to see an assortment of flowering vines, annuals and roses. Be inspired by circling paths, a beautifully laid cobble driveway, innovative front porch design and arbor.
Garden Directions: From Route 28 turn onto West Main Street by the bank. Pass Barnstable High School and turn Right onto Straightway. The garden will be on your right.
Garden Parking: Park on the opposite side of Straightway, being considerate of the neighbors and mindful of traffic.
Handicapped Accessibility: • Accessible: flat land, hard ground, stone or paved walkways. Wheelchair or walker friendly.
Garden Title: The Fornari Gardens @ Lawrence Pond
Garden Address: 2 Lawrence Pond Lane, Sandwich, MA
Date(s) Open for tours: Friday July 7 10 AM to 4 PM
Garden Brief Description: If you love flowers, vegetables and a range of unusual trees and shrubs, you’ll be entranced with the Fornari gardens. See a solar-heated seed-starting shed, abundant use of color, magical stump plantings and container annuals. Discover cutting garden plants, reliable vegetables and creative use of arbors and fences. A special early-morning coffee and photo-shoot is available by reservation only - information below.
Garden Directions: From Race Lane go west until it turns into Farmersville. Pass Great Hill Rd on right and turn right onto Stowe Rd by large Camp Lyndon Sign. Lawrence Pond Lane is an immediate right but parking is on Stowe Road. (From the Helfrich garden go east on Farmersville. Pass by the first intersection with Stowe Road, proceed to the large Camp Lyndon Y Camp sign and turn left onto Stowe Rd.)
Garden Parking: Lawrence Pond Lane is a small cul-de-sac with very limited parking. Most parking will be on Stowe Road.
Garden Handicapped Accessibility:• Difficult: steep or wooded land, sandy ground, sets of stairs or multiple levels. Not suggested for wheelchair or walker.
Come visit C.L.'s Garden during the cool of the morning. Have coffee, get the only private tour of this garden during the Hydrangea Festival, and still have time to go to the Hydrangea University at Heritage Museums and Gardens!
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