The Thornton Burgess Society
Green Briar's 2016 Garden Tour will be part of the
Cape Cod Hydrangea Festivel
The annual Sandwich Garden Tour to benefit the Thornton W. Burgess Society and its environmental education programs for children, families and area schools is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13. Enjoy a summerís day visiting seven beautiful gardens at your leisure anytime between 10am and 4pm. A ticket covering all seven gardens may be purchased for $30 or individual gardens may be visited for a fee of $5 cash at each garden (please bring exact amount). Call the Green Briar Nature Center at 508-888-6870 for information on ticket purchases plus a map and directions. This yearís tour is tied in with the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival sponsored by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.
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● Also surrounding Green Briar's historical home and jam kitchen are breath taking labors of love designed by a Master Gardener and maintained by a dedicated staff member. Perennial, annual, succulent, medicinal. Stone garden, herb garden, secret garden, a holly grove, "Smiling Pool," butterfly garden Every
color under the sun wraps its flowering way around Green Briar. ACCESSIBLE
Directions: Look for sign on 6A in East Sandwich for
Challenges of Sand Owners: Matt and Linda Colgan
with an almost empty pallet of
Directions: Exit 3 off Rte 6, North on
Bubbling Brook Perennial
● Large perennial gardens with annual beds professionally displayed each year. Several flowering trees, a magnificent variety of rhododendrons. Many types and sizes. All to be enjoyed by the sound of a beautiful flowing brook in summer. Surely to be a highlight. Grand and magnificent to say the least. ACCESSIBLE
Directions: Take exit 4 off US6. Head East on
Waterfall Works on a Sunny
● The garden begins with a perennial border in the front of the house and a variety of shrubs planted on each side. A steep hillside with a waterfall running down its center is the foundation of the backyardís garden. Owners designed, constructed and planted their hillside garden themselves over ten years. The main challenge has been finding shrubs and perennials which are drought tolerant and sun loving. The garden includes decorative trees, lots of Juniper and other drought tolerant shrubs and perennials which will flourish in sandy soil, afternoon sun and dry conditions.
● The side garden on the left side contains a number of shrubs including three
Hydrangeas: Quick Fire, a Serrata, and a newly planted Let's Dance Blue Jangles. The shrubs on the right side are mostly Hydrangeas include Nikko Blues, Lace Caps, Penny Mac, Endless Summer Bloom Struck, City Line, Venice and Blue Doneau. ACCESSIBLE
Directions: Exit 3 off US6. Head West on Quaker Meeting House Rd, left
on Cotuit Rd, right on Pimico Pond Rd, right on Notre Dame Ln.
garden organized with a real sense of design, display and season.
Getting the most out of old
Directions: Off 6A in
back in time and breathe in the salty air. Walk the pebble paths by
bordered beach stones perennial garden beds. Exposed to all the elements
in abundance, knowing this garden port is safe. Over twenty years care has gone into creating and maintaining this piece of soil and the love and hard work shows. Loveinthemist is more than just in bloom. The carefree ease of how it all comes together will make a visitor never want to leave. ACCESSIBLE
Directions: From 6A take
● In the back yard there is a large circular perennial garden which blooms from May through October, with many varieties of Day Lilies and Daisies. Along the street there is a long shade garden featuring many varieties of large Hostas. The rock walls have an assortment of annuals both shade and sun loving. There are blue Hydrangeas and other shrubs surrounding the house. Large Tupelos, Maples, and Rhododendrons form a ring around the property. ACCESSIBLE