The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce has announced at least 25 gardens will open for touring to benefit eight local non-profits during the 2020 Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. Now in its sixth year, the event runs rain or shine for ten days starting on Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 19. Gardens are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the entry fee is $5 per person at each garden.
Those touring gardens will be required to wear masks and practice safe social distancing.
In addition to a good show of flowers on the region’s signature plant, there will be several open gardens and virtual learning events during the festival. Some of the normal festival events have been postponed to 2021, but many outdoor garden visits and virtual events will take place this summer.
The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society will present its annual Hydrangea University lectures virtually. The hydrangea test gardens at Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich will be open during normal museum hours, and other businesses will be holding virtual talks and outdoor tours as well.
Details about open gardens and other events will be posted later in June on the festival website: www.CapeCodHydrangeaFest.com