Hydrangea Fest

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Hydrangea Fest

10th Annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival
Cape-Wide Summer Garden Celebration

 As summer approaches, gardeners and nature enthusiasts alike are gearing up for the milestone celebration of the 10th Annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, set to take place from July 5th to July 14th, 2024. Not just a celebration for the region’s signature bloom, the genus hydrangea, this event encompasses plants of all kinds.

Here is a mini guide to the festival highlights:

Garden Tours

Hydrangea Fest’s main attractions are the daily tours of private gardenseach designed and maintained by the individual homeowners and carrying a unique charm. A variety of local nonprofits benefit from the proceeds of each tour. This year’s festival features 90+ private gardens, from Falmouth to Eastham. Garden tours are $5 per person per garden, and each garden is open from 10 am to 4 pm (on the days specified). Be on the lookout for local Plain Air Artists painting in the gardens. Enjoy also an Art Tour (July 12) in the tranquil Sculpture Garden at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis and a Sandwich Arts Alliance Hydrangea Festival Historic Walking Tour (July 10) in Sandwich.

Learn from the Best

Visit the exquisite grounds of Heritage Museums & Gardens in Sandwich. When you visit, pick up or download a self-guided tour through the grounds to discover more about Heritage’s eight species of hydrangeas and over 170 exceptional cultivars. Additionally, the Annual Hydrangea University (July 8), hosted by the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society, promises enlightening sessions for enthusiasts of all levels.

Themed promotions

Peruse hydrangea-inspired artwork, jewelry, clothing and handbags from local artisans at the Hyannis HyArts Artists Shanties.  Get inspired by The Blue Bash (July 10), a curated marketplace of hydrangea- and other coastal-inspired art and artisans at the Red Jacket Resort in South Yarmouth. Check out garden-inspired creations by local artists at an Artisans Faire (July 13) at Soares Flower Garden Nursery in Falmouth. Continue the festivities with Hydrangea Art Soiree (July 13), hosted by Cape Cod Art Center.

Ask the Experts

Delve into the world of hydrangeas with expert-led discussions and workshops scattered throughout the festival. From Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth, Hyannis Country Garden and Beacon Gardens in Osterville, enthusiasts can glean insights on breeding advancements, cultivation techniques, and creative arrangements from industry luminaries.

Art Classes

For those with a penchant for artistic expression, the festival offers a variety of art classes catering to different mediums and skill levels. Whether it’s a Hydrangea Paint Night or a Creative Hydrangea Photography session, participants can unleash their creativity under the guidance of seasoned instructors.

Kick Off the Festival with a Bang (or Bloom)

Mingle with other gardeners and those that appreciate them at the Celebratory Opening Night Party at Hyannis Country Garden (July 5). It’s free to attend and open to the public!

For a full list of events and garden tours, visit CapeCodHydrangeaFest.com.

 

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Start Date

July 5, 2024

End Date

July 14, 2024
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