Heritage’s Hydrangea Gardens
Heritage Museums & Gardens is home to the most comprehensive collection of hydrangeas in the country. Heritage’s hydrangeas are primarily planted in two different gardens. First, the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Display Garden shows off how a maritime climate is well-suited for the cultivation of Hydrangea macrophylla – the crown jewel of the genus.
The second garden is the North American Hydrangea Test Garden, the most comprehensive hydrangea garden in the United States. The garden is currently the primary site for study of new hydrangea cultivars. For the next five years, new hybrid varieties of hydrangeas will be planted, grown, and studied by professional growing experts from across the country. Read a complete list of the cultivars currently studied in the North American Hydrangea Test Garden.
Every year, the Hydrangeas blooms are celebrated during the Heritage Hydrangea Festival, and it is one of the most beautiful times to visit Heritage. Visitors during the festival can learn from horticultural experts, explore the North American Hydrangea Test Garden, and participate in activities related to Cape Cod’s signature plant. Stay tuned for updates on 2018’s Hydrangea Festival dates!