Cape Cod’s Heritage Museums & Gardens is located on a spectacular 100-acre site of labeled trees and shrubs, beautiful flowers, and sweeping lawns. Horticultural collections at Heritage include: the Dexter Rhododendron collection, which flowers mid-May to mid-June; a collection of over 1,200 hybrid daylilies that bloom from mid-July through August; and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Garden, which bursts into flower during July and lasts until the first frost. Also on the grounds are flowering trees, summer annuals, hosta, and winter evergreens. Heritage has miles of walking paths.
A spectacular new Flume Fountain (left) has a 26 foot waterfall that drops into a pond in the daylily garden. A museum store, Blossoms Café, Old East Mill, a labyrinth, and Hart Family Maze Garden are also located on the grounds. For more information, go to www. heritagemuseums andgardens.org
“Hidden Hollow: An Outdoor Discovery Center,” one of the museum’s newest attractions, is a naturally formed kettle hole surrounded by native trees and plants that is a fun place for families to explore.
A tree house is scheduled to open this summer.
Pine and Grove Streets, Sandwich, MA
Opens in April: Friday, Saturday and Sunday (weekends only)
After May 1: Daily through October 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Calendar of Events
April 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A day of environmentally-themed activities in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day.
Mornings in the Garden
May 11, June 8, June 29, July 6, July 20, August 3, 10:30 a.m.
Talks and tours with Jeanie Gillis, director of horticulture. Bring questions and take part in the discussion.
Rhododendron Arranging Workshop
May 23, 11 a.m. – noon
Learn the basics of pruning and arranging rhododendron blossoms.
The Rhododendron Festival
May 21–30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This 10-day festival features cooking demonstrations and book signings by renowned chefs, horticultural walking tours and lectures, a plant sale, photography and plein air painting and photography workshops. Visit www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org for a complete schedule.
Enchanted Gardens Tour of Hyannisport, Cape Cod
June 30, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A walking tour of classic Cape Cod gardens. For ticket information, call Arlene Hoxie 508-888-3300 ext. or email email@example.com