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Hydrangea University 8:30 am
Hydrangea University @ Meet at Admissions
Jul 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hydrangea University @ Meet at Admissions
8:30 am – Registration and refreshments 9:00 am–noon – Sessions with Expert Speakers Noon-1:30 – Lunch on your own (Heritage’s Magnolia Café is open) 1:30 – Optional: Tour the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Display Garden and North American Hydrangea Test Garden with Cape Cod Hydrangea Society docents Visit Heritage Museums & Gardens (open until 5 pm) Includes: presentations by three expert speakers, admission to Heritage, goodie bag, hydrangea plant, garden tours Heritage Museums & Gardens and the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society (CCHS) are pleased to partner to present the second annual Hydrangea University, building on the success of last year’s event introduced by CCHS. Last year’s popular “professors” are back with new topics. These expert speakers will inspire and entertain while increasing our knowledge of hydrangeas. New this year will be the opportunity to tour the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Display Garden and the new North American Hydrangea Test Garden. Admission to all of Heritage Museums & Gardens will also be included with registration, and each participant will receive a goodie bag and a hydrangea plant to take home. Expert Speaker Session Summaries: Hydrangea Success-It’s More Than Just Blue with Mal Condon The six major species will be reviewed with respect to attributes and shortcomings, pruning specifics, and planting particulars. Growing Hydrangeas in Containers-So Many Pluses with Mal Condon This discussion will include species and cultivar selection for container culture, pot considerations, planting mixes and amendments, seasonal pruning best practices, and simple winter protection ideas. The Evolution of a Cape Cod Garden with Peg Black A journey through the development of a garden over several decades as told by the gardener who lived within it day-to-day and encountered the changes that came with the seasons and the years. Hydrangeas figured prominently in the later years of the garden’s development. The Colorful World of Hydrangeas with Joan Harrison Why particular hydrangea shrubs have particular colors, or are multicolored, or changeable colors create understandable confusion. Come have the mysteries of hydrangea color cleared up once and for all. Read More about our Speakers and their Sessions Here!
Hydrangea Festival 10:00 am
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns, celebrating the iconic plant that makes Cape Cod so stunning in July. See the expanded North American Hydrangea Test Garden, participate in workshops and book signings, purchase plants, and tour the garden, which includes over 150 spectacular species and cultivars. All programs are free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.   Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 16 11-11:45 am Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas. Hydrangea Pruning Discussion Monday, July 10: 1:30-2:15 pm Sunday, July 16: 1:30-2:15 pm Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of pinch pruning. Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour Tuesday, July 11: 1:30-2:15 pm Walk the gardens with Mal Condon, Heritage’s Hydrangea Curator, to learn about the pests and disease issues that most commonly affect hydrangeas. Learn how Heritage uses a more sustainable approach to control pest problems. Reblooming Hydrangeas Saturday, July 8: 1:30-2:15 pm Saturday, July 15: 1:30-2:15 pm This is the current direction for future breeding of the species Hydrangea macrophylla. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have a cold-hardy Hydrangea macrophylla that provides new blooms over the entire summer and even into the early fall. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will discuss several of these cultivars during a walk-through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden. Propagating Hydrangeas Sunday, July 9: 1:30-2:15 pm Friday, July 14: 1:30-2:15 pm Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share the details of plant propagation techniques developed specifically for the home garden. While hydrangeas will be the main focus of this demonstration, these practices can be applied to many other woody ornamental genera. Propagation is a pleasurable pursuit and a most enjoyable way of producing more plants. Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control Wednesday, July 12: 1:30-2:15 pm Hydrangeas require very modest amounts of fertilizer but only the right NPK ratios should be used. Bloom color is controllable to a great extent in the species Hydrangea macrophylla if done correctly. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share his expertise on the critical factors associated with these two important cultural subjects. Heavenly Hydrangeas Book Signing with author Joan Harrison Thursday July 13: 1:30-2:30 pm Learn tips and tricks for growing beautiful hydrangeas from author Joan Harrison during this one-hour walking tour, with a book sale and signing featuring Joan and her popular book, Heavenly Hydrangeas. Joan was the founding president of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.   Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful to our Lead Sponsor, Arbella Insurance Foundation for their partnership and support.
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk 11:00 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas.
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Hydrangea Festival 10:00 am
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns, celebrating the iconic plant that makes Cape Cod so stunning in July. See the expanded North American Hydrangea Test Garden, participate in workshops and book signings, purchase plants, and tour the garden, which includes over 150 spectacular species and cultivars. All programs are free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.   Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 16 11-11:45 am Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas. Hydrangea Pruning Discussion Monday, July 10: 1:30-2:15 pm Sunday, July 16: 1:30-2:15 pm Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of pinch pruning. Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour Tuesday, July 11: 1:30-2:15 pm Walk the gardens with Mal Condon, Heritage’s Hydrangea Curator, to learn about the pests and disease issues that most commonly affect hydrangeas. Learn how Heritage uses a more sustainable approach to control pest problems. Reblooming Hydrangeas Saturday, July 8: 1:30-2:15 pm Saturday, July 15: 1:30-2:15 pm This is the current direction for future breeding of the species Hydrangea macrophylla. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have a cold-hardy Hydrangea macrophylla that provides new blooms over the entire summer and even into the early fall. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will discuss several of these cultivars during a walk-through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden. Propagating Hydrangeas Sunday, July 9: 1:30-2:15 pm Friday, July 14: 1:30-2:15 pm Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share the details of plant propagation techniques developed specifically for the home garden. While hydrangeas will be the main focus of this demonstration, these practices can be applied to many other woody ornamental genera. Propagation is a pleasurable pursuit and a most enjoyable way of producing more plants. Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control Wednesday, July 12: 1:30-2:15 pm Hydrangeas require very modest amounts of fertilizer but only the right NPK ratios should be used. Bloom color is controllable to a great extent in the species Hydrangea macrophylla if done correctly. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share his expertise on the critical factors associated with these two important cultural subjects. Heavenly Hydrangeas Book Signing with author Joan Harrison Thursday July 13: 1:30-2:30 pm Learn tips and tricks for growing beautiful hydrangeas from author Joan Harrison during this one-hour walking tour, with a book sale and signing featuring Joan and her popular book, Heavenly Hydrangeas. Joan was the founding president of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.   Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful to our Lead Sponsor, Arbella Insurance Foundation for their partnership and support.
Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Storage Facility in the Automobile Gallery
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Storage Facility in the Automobile Gallery
Go behind the scenes with Heritage staff for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, staff will share little-known facts and stories. Participants will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas to get up-close and personal with the cars. Find out more about the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, including the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit. Advance registration is recommended, as space is limited and these tours often sell out! Registration is free for Members, but please register for the program so that your space(s) can be reserved.
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk 11:00 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas.
Reblooming Hydrangeas 1:30 pm
Reblooming Hydrangeas @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Jul 8 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Reblooming Hydrangeas @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
This is the current direction for future breeding of the species Hydrangea macrophylla. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have a cold-hardy Hydrangea macrophylla that provides new blooms over the entire summer and even into the early fall. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will discuss several of these cultivars during a walk-through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden.
Heritage Annual Gala: Under the Full Moon 6:00 pm
Heritage Annual Gala: Under the Full Moon @ Heritage Museums & Gardens
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Heritage Annual Gala: Under the Full Moon @ Heritage Museums & Gardens | Sandwich | Massachusetts | United States
Dick & Sue Hamilton, Gala Chairs The Board of Trustees and Ellen Spear, President & CEO cordially invite you to Heritage Museums & Gardens annual fundraising Gala Under The Full Moon Saturday evening, July 8, 2017 6:00 pm until 10:30 pm Heritage Museums & Gardens 67 Grove Street Sandwich Cocktails, dinner and dancing featuring Boston Soul Revue Circle of Appreciation, which includes recognition at the event: Gold $10,000 One table of 10 Silver $5,000 6 reservations Bronze $2,500 4 reservations Copper $1,250 2 reservations Individual dinner reservations are $350 per person. Reserve your tickets now! Reservations are limited and we expect this event to sell out. Please note that all reservations will be held at the door the evening of the event. Questions? Please call Beth Kirk at 508.888.3300, ext. 114 or contact via email at bkirk@heritagemuseums.org.   For tax purposes, each dinner reservation is valued at $150. Additional donations to Heritage are 100% tax deductible. All proceeds benefit the programs and exhibits at Heritage Museums & Gardens.
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Hydrangea Festival 10:00 am
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns, celebrating the iconic plant that makes Cape Cod so stunning in July. See the expanded North American Hydrangea Test Garden, participate in workshops and book signings, purchase plants, and tour the garden, which includes over 150 spectacular species and cultivars. All programs are free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.   Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 16 11-11:45 am Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas. Hydrangea Pruning Discussion Monday, July 10: 1:30-2:15 pm Sunday, July 16: 1:30-2:15 pm Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of pinch pruning. Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour Tuesday, July 11: 1:30-2:15 pm Walk the gardens with Mal Condon, Heritage’s Hydrangea Curator, to learn about the pests and disease issues that most commonly affect hydrangeas. Learn how Heritage uses a more sustainable approach to control pest problems. Reblooming Hydrangeas Saturday, July 8: 1:30-2:15 pm Saturday, July 15: 1:30-2:15 pm This is the current direction for future breeding of the species Hydrangea macrophylla. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have a cold-hardy Hydrangea macrophylla that provides new blooms over the entire summer and even into the early fall. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will discuss several of these cultivars during a walk-through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden. Propagating Hydrangeas Sunday, July 9: 1:30-2:15 pm Friday, July 14: 1:30-2:15 pm Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share the details of plant propagation techniques developed specifically for the home garden. While hydrangeas will be the main focus of this demonstration, these practices can be applied to many other woody ornamental genera. Propagation is a pleasurable pursuit and a most enjoyable way of producing more plants. Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control Wednesday, July 12: 1:30-2:15 pm Hydrangeas require very modest amounts of fertilizer but only the right NPK ratios should be used. Bloom color is controllable to a great extent in the species Hydrangea macrophylla if done correctly. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share his expertise on the critical factors associated with these two important cultural subjects. Heavenly Hydrangeas Book Signing with author Joan Harrison Thursday July 13: 1:30-2:30 pm Learn tips and tricks for growing beautiful hydrangeas from author Joan Harrison during this one-hour walking tour, with a book sale and signing featuring Joan and her popular book, Heavenly Hydrangeas. Joan was the founding president of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.   Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful to our Lead Sponsor, Arbella Insurance Foundation for their partnership and support.
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk 11:00 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas.
Propagating Hydrangeas 1:30 pm
Propagating Hydrangeas @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Propagating Hydrangeas @ Hydrangea Gardens
Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share the details of plant propagation techniques developed specifically for the home garden. While hydrangeas will be the main focus of this demonstration, these practices can be applied to many other woody ornamental genera. Propagation is a pleasurable pursuit and a most enjoyable way of producing more plants.
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Hydrangea Festival 10:00 am
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns, celebrating the iconic plant that makes Cape Cod so stunning in July. See the expanded North American Hydrangea Test Garden, participate in workshops and book signings, purchase plants, and tour the garden, which includes over 150 spectacular species and cultivars. All programs are free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.   Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 16 11-11:45 am Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas. Hydrangea Pruning Discussion Monday, July 10: 1:30-2:15 pm Sunday, July 16: 1:30-2:15 pm Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of pinch pruning. Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour Tuesday, July 11: 1:30-2:15 pm Walk the gardens with Mal Condon, Heritage’s Hydrangea Curator, to learn about the pests and disease issues that most commonly affect hydrangeas. Learn how Heritage uses a more sustainable approach to control pest problems. Reblooming Hydrangeas Saturday, July 8: 1:30-2:15 pm Saturday, July 15: 1:30-2:15 pm This is the current direction for future breeding of the species Hydrangea macrophylla. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have a cold-hardy Hydrangea macrophylla that provides new blooms over the entire summer and even into the early fall. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will discuss several of these cultivars during a walk-through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden. Propagating Hydrangeas Sunday, July 9: 1:30-2:15 pm Friday, July 14: 1:30-2:15 pm Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share the details of plant propagation techniques developed specifically for the home garden. While hydrangeas will be the main focus of this demonstration, these practices can be applied to many other woody ornamental genera. Propagation is a pleasurable pursuit and a most enjoyable way of producing more plants. Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control Wednesday, July 12: 1:30-2:15 pm Hydrangeas require very modest amounts of fertilizer but only the right NPK ratios should be used. Bloom color is controllable to a great extent in the species Hydrangea macrophylla if done correctly. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share his expertise on the critical factors associated with these two important cultural subjects. Heavenly Hydrangeas Book Signing with author Joan Harrison Thursday July 13: 1:30-2:30 pm Learn tips and tricks for growing beautiful hydrangeas from author Joan Harrison during this one-hour walking tour, with a book sale and signing featuring Joan and her popular book, Heavenly Hydrangeas. Joan was the founding president of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.   Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful to our Lead Sponsor, Arbella Insurance Foundation for their partnership and support.
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk 11:00 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas.
Hydrangea Pruning Discussion 1:30 pm
Hydrangea Pruning Discussion @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Hydrangea Pruning Discussion @ Hydrangea Gardens
Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of pinch pruning.
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Hydrangea Festival 10:00 am
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns, celebrating the iconic plant that makes Cape Cod so stunning in July. See the expanded North American Hydrangea Test Garden, participate in workshops and book signings, purchase plants, and tour the garden, which includes over 150 spectacular species and cultivars. All programs are free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.   Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 16 11-11:45 am Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas. Hydrangea Pruning Discussion Monday, July 10: 1:30-2:15 pm Sunday, July 16: 1:30-2:15 pm Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of pinch pruning. Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour Tuesday, July 11: 1:30-2:15 pm Walk the gardens with Mal Condon, Heritage’s Hydrangea Curator, to learn about the pests and disease issues that most commonly affect hydrangeas. Learn how Heritage uses a more sustainable approach to control pest problems. Reblooming Hydrangeas Saturday, July 8: 1:30-2:15 pm Saturday, July 15: 1:30-2:15 pm This is the current direction for future breeding of the species Hydrangea macrophylla. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have a cold-hardy Hydrangea macrophylla that provides new blooms over the entire summer and even into the early fall. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will discuss several of these cultivars during a walk-through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden. Propagating Hydrangeas Sunday, July 9: 1:30-2:15 pm Friday, July 14: 1:30-2:15 pm Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share the details of plant propagation techniques developed specifically for the home garden. While hydrangeas will be the main focus of this demonstration, these practices can be applied to many other woody ornamental genera. Propagation is a pleasurable pursuit and a most enjoyable way of producing more plants. Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control Wednesday, July 12: 1:30-2:15 pm Hydrangeas require very modest amounts of fertilizer but only the right NPK ratios should be used. Bloom color is controllable to a great extent in the species Hydrangea macrophylla if done correctly. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share his expertise on the critical factors associated with these two important cultural subjects. Heavenly Hydrangeas Book Signing with author Joan Harrison Thursday July 13: 1:30-2:30 pm Learn tips and tricks for growing beautiful hydrangeas from author Joan Harrison during this one-hour walking tour, with a book sale and signing featuring Joan and her popular book, Heavenly Hydrangeas. Joan was the founding president of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.   Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful to our Lead Sponsor, Arbella Insurance Foundation for their partnership and support.
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk 11:00 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas.
Standard Flower Show 12:00 pm
Standard Flower Show
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Standard Flower Show
This major flower show is presented biannually at Heritage by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Southeastern District’s garden clubs and its award-winning Design & Horticulture Study Group. See beautiful, creative floral designs; lush seasonal horticulture; fascinating educational displays; and artistic crafts alongside Heritage Museums & Gardens’ renowned collections. This year’s show is titled “Endless Summer,” and will feature a hydrangea theme. All of the classes (categories) in the show will be titled with names of hydrangea cultivars. For example, the “Fuji Waterfall” class will feature a new design type, the Cascade Design, and one section in the Horticulture Division will be devoted entirely to hydrangea specimens.
Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour 1:30 pm
Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour @ Hydrangea Gardens
Walk the gardens with Mal Condon, Heritage’s Hydrangea Curator, to learn about the pests and disease issues that most commonly affect hydrangeas. Learn how Heritage uses a more sustainable approach to control pest problems.
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Hydrangea Festival 10:00 am
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns, celebrating the iconic plant that makes Cape Cod so stunning in July. See the expanded North American Hydrangea Test Garden, participate in workshops and book signings, purchase plants, and tour the garden, which includes over 150 spectacular species and cultivars. All programs are free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.   Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 16 11-11:45 am Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas. Hydrangea Pruning Discussion Monday, July 10: 1:30-2:15 pm Sunday, July 16: 1:30-2:15 pm Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of pinch pruning. Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour Tuesday, July 11: 1:30-2:15 pm Walk the gardens with Mal Condon, Heritage’s Hydrangea Curator, to learn about the pests and disease issues that most commonly affect hydrangeas. Learn how Heritage uses a more sustainable approach to control pest problems. Reblooming Hydrangeas Saturday, July 8: 1:30-2:15 pm Saturday, July 15: 1:30-2:15 pm This is the current direction for future breeding of the species Hydrangea macrophylla. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have a cold-hardy Hydrangea macrophylla that provides new blooms over the entire summer and even into the early fall. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will discuss several of these cultivars during a walk-through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden. Propagating Hydrangeas Sunday, July 9: 1:30-2:15 pm Friday, July 14: 1:30-2:15 pm Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share the details of plant propagation techniques developed specifically for the home garden. While hydrangeas will be the main focus of this demonstration, these practices can be applied to many other woody ornamental genera. Propagation is a pleasurable pursuit and a most enjoyable way of producing more plants. Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control Wednesday, July 12: 1:30-2:15 pm Hydrangeas require very modest amounts of fertilizer but only the right NPK ratios should be used. Bloom color is controllable to a great extent in the species Hydrangea macrophylla if done correctly. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share his expertise on the critical factors associated with these two important cultural subjects. Heavenly Hydrangeas Book Signing with author Joan Harrison Thursday July 13: 1:30-2:30 pm Learn tips and tricks for growing beautiful hydrangeas from author Joan Harrison during this one-hour walking tour, with a book sale and signing featuring Joan and her popular book, Heavenly Hydrangeas. Joan was the founding president of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.   Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful to our Lead Sponsor, Arbella Insurance Foundation for their partnership and support.
Standard Flower Show 10:00 am
Standard Flower Show
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Standard Flower Show
This major flower show is presented biannually at Heritage by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Southeastern District’s garden clubs and its award-winning Design & Horticulture Study Group. See beautiful, creative floral designs; lush seasonal horticulture; fascinating educational displays; and artistic crafts alongside Heritage Museums & Gardens’ renowned collections. This year’s show is titled “Endless Summer,” and will feature a hydrangea theme. All of the classes (categories) in the show will be titled with names of hydrangea cultivars. For example, the “Fuji Waterfall” class will feature a new design type, the Cascade Design, and one section in the Horticulture Division will be devoted entirely to hydrangea specimens.
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk 11:00 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas.
Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control 1:30 pm
Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 12 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control @ Hydrangea Gardens
Hydrangeas require very modest amounts of fertilizer but only the right NPK ratios should be used. If done correctly, bloom color is controllable to a great extent in the species Hydrangea macrophylla. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share his expertise on the critical factors associated with these two important cultural subjects.
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Hydrangea Festival 10:00 am
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns, celebrating the iconic plant that makes Cape Cod so stunning in July. See the expanded North American Hydrangea Test Garden, participate in workshops and book signings, purchase plants, and tour the garden, which includes over 150 spectacular species and cultivars. All programs are free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.   Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 16 11-11:45 am Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas. Hydrangea Pruning Discussion Monday, July 10: 1:30-2:15 pm Sunday, July 16: 1:30-2:15 pm Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of pinch pruning. Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour Tuesday, July 11: 1:30-2:15 pm Walk the gardens with Mal Condon, Heritage’s Hydrangea Curator, to learn about the pests and disease issues that most commonly affect hydrangeas. Learn how Heritage uses a more sustainable approach to control pest problems. Reblooming Hydrangeas Saturday, July 8: 1:30-2:15 pm Saturday, July 15: 1:30-2:15 pm This is the current direction for future breeding of the species Hydrangea macrophylla. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have a cold-hardy Hydrangea macrophylla that provides new blooms over the entire summer and even into the early fall. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will discuss several of these cultivars during a walk-through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden. Propagating Hydrangeas Sunday, July 9: 1:30-2:15 pm Friday, July 14: 1:30-2:15 pm Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share the details of plant propagation techniques developed specifically for the home garden. While hydrangeas will be the main focus of this demonstration, these practices can be applied to many other woody ornamental genera. Propagation is a pleasurable pursuit and a most enjoyable way of producing more plants. Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control Wednesday, July 12: 1:30-2:15 pm Hydrangeas require very modest amounts of fertilizer but only the right NPK ratios should be used. Bloom color is controllable to a great extent in the species Hydrangea macrophylla if done correctly. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share his expertise on the critical factors associated with these two important cultural subjects. Heavenly Hydrangeas Book Signing with author Joan Harrison Thursday July 13: 1:30-2:30 pm Learn tips and tricks for growing beautiful hydrangeas from author Joan Harrison during this one-hour walking tour, with a book sale and signing featuring Joan and her popular book, Heavenly Hydrangeas. Joan was the founding president of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.   Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful to our Lead Sponsor, Arbella Insurance Foundation for their partnership and support.
Standard Flower Show 10:00 am
Standard Flower Show
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Standard Flower Show
This major flower show is presented biannually at Heritage by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts Southeastern District’s garden clubs and its award-winning Design & Horticulture Study Group. See beautiful, creative floral designs; lush seasonal horticulture; fascinating educational displays; and artistic crafts alongside Heritage Museums & Gardens’ renowned collections. This year’s show is titled “Endless Summer,” and will feature a hydrangea theme. All of the classes (categories) in the show will be titled with names of hydrangea cultivars. For example, the “Fuji Waterfall” class will feature a new design type, the Cascade Design, and one section in the Horticulture Division will be devoted entirely to hydrangea specimens.
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk 11:00 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas.
“Heavenly Hydrangeas” Book Signing with Author Joan Harrison 1:30 pm
“Heavenly Hydrangeas” Book Signing with Author Joan Harrison @ Meet at the hydrangea gardens
Jul 13 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
"Heavenly Hydrangeas" Book Signing with Author Joan Harrison @ Meet at the hydrangea gardens
Learn tips and tricks for growing beautiful hydrangeas from author Joan Harrison during this one-hour walking tour, with a book sale and signing featuring Joan and her popular book, Heavenly Hydrangeas. Joan is a local expert on hydrangeas, and was the founding president of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.
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Hydrangea Festival 10:00 am
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns, celebrating the iconic plant that makes Cape Cod so stunning in July. See the expanded North American Hydrangea Test Garden, participate in workshops and book signings, purchase plants, and tour the garden, which includes over 150 spectacular species and cultivars. All programs are free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.   Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 16 11-11:45 am Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas. Hydrangea Pruning Discussion Monday, July 10: 1:30-2:15 pm Sunday, July 16: 1:30-2:15 pm Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of pinch pruning. Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour Tuesday, July 11: 1:30-2:15 pm Walk the gardens with Mal Condon, Heritage’s Hydrangea Curator, to learn about the pests and disease issues that most commonly affect hydrangeas. Learn how Heritage uses a more sustainable approach to control pest problems. Reblooming Hydrangeas Saturday, July 8: 1:30-2:15 pm Saturday, July 15: 1:30-2:15 pm This is the current direction for future breeding of the species Hydrangea macrophylla. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have a cold-hardy Hydrangea macrophylla that provides new blooms over the entire summer and even into the early fall. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will discuss several of these cultivars during a walk-through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden. Propagating Hydrangeas Sunday, July 9: 1:30-2:15 pm Friday, July 14: 1:30-2:15 pm Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share the details of plant propagation techniques developed specifically for the home garden. While hydrangeas will be the main focus of this demonstration, these practices can be applied to many other woody ornamental genera. Propagation is a pleasurable pursuit and a most enjoyable way of producing more plants. Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control Wednesday, July 12: 1:30-2:15 pm Hydrangeas require very modest amounts of fertilizer but only the right NPK ratios should be used. Bloom color is controllable to a great extent in the species Hydrangea macrophylla if done correctly. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share his expertise on the critical factors associated with these two important cultural subjects. Heavenly Hydrangeas Book Signing with author Joan Harrison Thursday July 13: 1:30-2:30 pm Learn tips and tricks for growing beautiful hydrangeas from author Joan Harrison during this one-hour walking tour, with a book sale and signing featuring Joan and her popular book, Heavenly Hydrangeas. Joan was the founding president of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.   Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful to our Lead Sponsor, Arbella Insurance Foundation for their partnership and support.
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk 11:00 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas.
Propagating Hydrangeas 1:30 pm
Propagating Hydrangeas @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 14 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Propagating Hydrangeas @ Hydrangea Gardens
Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share the details of plant propagation techniques developed specifically for the home garden. While hydrangeas will be the main focus of this demonstration, these practices can be applied to many other woody ornamental genera. Propagation is a pleasurable pursuit and a most enjoyable way of producing more plants.
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Hydrangea Festival 10:00 am
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns, celebrating the iconic plant that makes Cape Cod so stunning in July. See the expanded North American Hydrangea Test Garden, participate in workshops and book signings, purchase plants, and tour the garden, which includes over 150 spectacular species and cultivars. All programs are free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.   Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 16 11-11:45 am Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas. Hydrangea Pruning Discussion Monday, July 10: 1:30-2:15 pm Sunday, July 16: 1:30-2:15 pm Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of pinch pruning. Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour Tuesday, July 11: 1:30-2:15 pm Walk the gardens with Mal Condon, Heritage’s Hydrangea Curator, to learn about the pests and disease issues that most commonly affect hydrangeas. Learn how Heritage uses a more sustainable approach to control pest problems. Reblooming Hydrangeas Saturday, July 8: 1:30-2:15 pm Saturday, July 15: 1:30-2:15 pm This is the current direction for future breeding of the species Hydrangea macrophylla. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have a cold-hardy Hydrangea macrophylla that provides new blooms over the entire summer and even into the early fall. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will discuss several of these cultivars during a walk-through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden. Propagating Hydrangeas Sunday, July 9: 1:30-2:15 pm Friday, July 14: 1:30-2:15 pm Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share the details of plant propagation techniques developed specifically for the home garden. While hydrangeas will be the main focus of this demonstration, these practices can be applied to many other woody ornamental genera. Propagation is a pleasurable pursuit and a most enjoyable way of producing more plants. Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control Wednesday, July 12: 1:30-2:15 pm Hydrangeas require very modest amounts of fertilizer but only the right NPK ratios should be used. Bloom color is controllable to a great extent in the species Hydrangea macrophylla if done correctly. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share his expertise on the critical factors associated with these two important cultural subjects. Heavenly Hydrangeas Book Signing with author Joan Harrison Thursday July 13: 1:30-2:30 pm Learn tips and tricks for growing beautiful hydrangeas from author Joan Harrison during this one-hour walking tour, with a book sale and signing featuring Joan and her popular book, Heavenly Hydrangeas. Joan was the founding president of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.   Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful to our Lead Sponsor, Arbella Insurance Foundation for their partnership and support.
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk 11:00 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas.
Reblooming Hydrangeas 1:30 pm
Reblooming Hydrangeas @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Jul 15 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Reblooming Hydrangeas @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
This is the current direction for future breeding of the species Hydrangea macrophylla. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have a cold-hardy Hydrangea macrophylla that provides new blooms over the entire summer and even into the early fall. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will discuss several of these cultivars during a walk-through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden.
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Hydrangea Festival 10:00 am
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hydrangea Festival @ Hydrangea Gardens
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival returns, celebrating the iconic plant that makes Cape Cod so stunning in July. See the expanded North American Hydrangea Test Garden, participate in workshops and book signings, purchase plants, and tour the garden, which includes over 150 spectacular species and cultivars. All programs are free with Museum admission. No advance registration required.   Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk Friday, July 7 – Sunday, July 16 11-11:45 am Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas. Hydrangea Pruning Discussion Monday, July 10: 1:30-2:15 pm Sunday, July 16: 1:30-2:15 pm Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of pinch pruning. Hydrangea Pests and Disease Control Walking Tour Tuesday, July 11: 1:30-2:15 pm Walk the gardens with Mal Condon, Heritage’s Hydrangea Curator, to learn about the pests and disease issues that most commonly affect hydrangeas. Learn how Heritage uses a more sustainable approach to control pest problems. Reblooming Hydrangeas Saturday, July 8: 1:30-2:15 pm Saturday, July 15: 1:30-2:15 pm This is the current direction for future breeding of the species Hydrangea macrophylla. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to have a cold-hardy Hydrangea macrophylla that provides new blooms over the entire summer and even into the early fall. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will discuss several of these cultivars during a walk-through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden. Propagating Hydrangeas Sunday, July 9: 1:30-2:15 pm Friday, July 14: 1:30-2:15 pm Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share the details of plant propagation techniques developed specifically for the home garden. While hydrangeas will be the main focus of this demonstration, these practices can be applied to many other woody ornamental genera. Propagation is a pleasurable pursuit and a most enjoyable way of producing more plants. Hydrangea Fertilization and Bloom Color Control Wednesday, July 12: 1:30-2:15 pm Hydrangeas require very modest amounts of fertilizer but only the right NPK ratios should be used. Bloom color is controllable to a great extent in the species Hydrangea macrophylla if done correctly. Mal Condon, Heritage’s Curator of Hydrangeas, will share his expertise on the critical factors associated with these two important cultural subjects. Heavenly Hydrangeas Book Signing with author Joan Harrison Thursday July 13: 1:30-2:30 pm Learn tips and tricks for growing beautiful hydrangeas from author Joan Harrison during this one-hour walking tour, with a book sale and signing featuring Joan and her popular book, Heavenly Hydrangeas. Joan was the founding president of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.   Heritage Museums & Gardens is grateful to our Lead Sponsor, Arbella Insurance Foundation for their partnership and support.
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk 11:00 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Hydrangea Basics Walk and Talk @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Knowledgeable guides lead a walk through The North American Hydrangea Test Garden’s historic cultivars and reblooming modern varieties, discussing species characteristics and best practices for how to select, plant, and care for your hydrangeas.
Hydrangea Pruning Discussion 1:30 pm
Hydrangea Pruning Discussion @ Hydrangea Gardens
Jul 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Hydrangea Pruning Discussion @ Hydrangea Gardens
Join the Heritage Horticulture staff to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Discuss the tools, techniques, and timing needed for effective pruning, and watch a demonstration of pinch pruning.
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Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Storage Facility in the Automobile Gallery
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Storage Facility in the Automobile Gallery
Go behind the scenes with Heritage staff for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, staff will share little-known facts and stories. Participants will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas to get up-close and personal with the cars. Find out more about the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, including the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit. Advance registration is recommended, as space is limited and these tours often sell out! Registration is free for Members, but please register for the program so that your space(s) can be reserved.
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