Hydrangea Festival 2024

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival is an annual celebration of the region's blue, pink, and white signature flowers and everything gardens on Cape Cod! This ten-day festival will be held every July.

Highlights include daily tours of private gardens, each designed and maintained by the individual homeowners and carrying a unique charm.

You are sure to enjoy such eclectic spaces, not to mention the good feeling of supporting many non-profits, including Whelden Library.


There will be a $5 entrance fee per person per garden. 

To see the full schedule and descriptions of the gardens supporting Whelden, vist our event page.

For more event details and the full garden tour schedule visit the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce website.

Step Into the Enchantment of Cape Cod Gardens!


Join us for the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival 2024 and immerse yourself in the lush, vibrant beauty of our local gardens. Let us guide you through the captivating highlights:


Begin your journey at the Gardens in Progress, located at 173 Main Street, Sandwich. As you step into this enchanting border garden, you'll be greeted by a kaleidoscope of perennials, annuals, and flowering trees. Picture yourself strolling past the serene pool, admiring the beautiful climbing roses that adorn the shed. This garden is open for tours on Wednesday, July 10th. Parking is conveniently available on the opposite side of Main Street, and with assistance, the garden is wheelchair accessible (sorry, no dogs allowed).


Next, venture to the Howe Gardens at 1124 Old Stage Road, Centerville. Here, you’ll find a haven for daylily enthusiasts. With 23 registered daylily varieties and countless unique hybrids, this garden is a true botanical treasure. Visitors might even win a special Cape Cod Daylily! The Howe Gardens will welcome guests on July 13th and 14th, from 9 AM to 1 PM. Parking is available opposite the garden, and it is wheelchair accessible with assistance. Restrained dogs are welcome to join the tour.


The Long and Winding Garden, nestled at 15 Saddler Lane, West Barnstable. This garden is a testament to community and passion, featuring over 650 plants, including English cottage plants, Japanese Maples, ornamental grasses, and, of course, hydrangeas. The front yard has been transformed into a series of connected gardens, creating a shared experience for neighbors and visitors alike. Open for tours on July 12th and 14th, this garden offers on-street parking. While accessibility is discretionary, dogs are not permitted.


Heart’s Ease at Compass Rose Center, located at 1106 Main St., West Barnstable, encompasses the grounds of Compass Rose Center. This tranquil garden features a mix of old and new plants, emphasizing native species and pollinator-friendly choices. Open for tours on July 13th and 14th, parking is available at the Compass Rose parking lot. The property is mostly wheelchair accessible, but dogs are not allowed.


Visit Cape Casa at 2 Meredith Way in East Harwich to see a traditional Cape-style house surrounded by newly refurbished garden areas, including an abundance of new plantings, fences, and walkways. Open for tours on Sunday, July 14th, parking is plentiful on the street. While the rear garden is mostly at grade, it is accessed by a gravel driveway. Dogs are not allowed.


Lavender in Bloom, located at 330 Olde Homestead Drive, Marstons Mills, will captivate you with its purple lavender and hyssop blooms, along with glimpses of friendly alpacas and chickens. This garden is open for tours on July 6th, with assistance for parking provided. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome.


Discover Meetinghouse Farm at 2135 Meetinghouse Way, West Barnstable. This verdant oasis offers a journey through lush gardens and a verdant greenhouse, along with a labyrinth and sprawling grounds. Open for tours on July 6, 7, 13, and 14th, parking is available on a small gravel road or at the Fire Station with a short walk. Dogs are not allowed.


Experience the magic and charm of Cape Cod’s gardens – we can't wait to welcome you!