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Master Gardeners Will Give Garden Tours at Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival

June 22, 2022 (Barnstable, MA) – The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, in which the Master Gardeners participate, is an annual celebration of Cape Cod’s most loved flower: hydrangeas. The ten-day festival starts on July 8th and runs through the 17th. The festival’s main attractions are the tours of private gardens, each designed and maintained by the individual homeowners and carrying a unique charm. This year, as in the past, the Master Gardeners of Cape Cod have opened their gardens to visitors. The Master Gardeners offer “Tip Talks” in each garden to educate and inform visitors. All garden tours are held rain or shine from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and there are five properties to choose from. Master Gardeners volunteer to be docents and parking attendants at the gardens to assist visitors. Admission is $5.00 per garden and cash only. For more information, please visit

ABOUT MASTER GARDENERS ASSOCIATION OF CAPE COD: The Master Gardener Program is a cooperative effort between Master Gardener volunteers and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension to provide science-based horticultural information to the residents of Barnstable County. Master Gardener volunteers provide education and services to the community promoting sustainable and environmentally sound gardening practices. The Master Gardener Association provides the means by which members increase their knowledge of and interest in gardening and related topics. Learn more at

ABOUT CAPE COD COOPERATIVE EXTENSION: Cape Cod Cooperative Extension is the education department for Barnstable County. Educational programs focus on agriculture, marine resources, horticulture, aquaculture, natural resources, water quality, recycling, household hazardous waste, nutrition, food safety, youth development, and environmental education issues facing the county. Extension programs are conducted in Barnstable County in cooperation with the University of Massachusetts and The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution–Sea Grant program. Learn more at