Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival
Garden Tour to Benefit Ukraine Relief Fund

The Social Action Committee of Cape Cod Synagogue is spearheading the participation of Cape Cod Synagogue members to take part in the 2022 Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce’s “Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival.” The entire festival takes place between July 8-17th and has dozens of gardens for the general public to visit. A full schedule can be found by visiting:

Funds raised from the following garden tours will benefit the Ukraine Relief Fund administered by the Jewish Federation of Cape Cod. A donation to match all of the contributions from these gardens has been pledged by Ariela and Todd Harris.
Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine.

SATURDAY, JULY 9 • 10:00am-4:00pm
SUNDAY, JULY 10 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Elias Garden – West Barnstable
Marsh Located and Easy to Care Child-Supported Garden. Blue and White Hydrangeas support a garden developed for kids and easy maintenance. Garden includes perennials, annuals, decorative grasses, Rose of Sharon bushes, Blue Berry bushes, Rosa Rugosa plantings which align the garden’s front perimeter, and 50+ year old lilac and rhododendron plants align with the garden’s natural stone landscaping. Canoe supports mixed vegetables and window boxes include mix of annuals and perennials.

SATURDAY, JULY 9 • 10:00am-4:00pm
SUNDAY, JULY 10 • 10:00am-4:00pm Weinberg Garden – Centerville
You are invited to visit a cottage-type garden on Lake Wequaquet, Centerville, MA. Wequaquet is the second largest “great pond” on Cape Cod. (In Massachusetts a great pond is a lake or pond that that in its natural state is at least ten acres in size.) Our Lake comprises 656 acres and over nine miles of shoreline! Yes, we have several hydrangeas to enjoy. More… you will see a garden that has been designated by the Herb Society of America as a certified ‘Pollinator Garden.’ We have lots of native and heirloom plants and herbs, both culinary and remedy, to entice our birds, bees, hummingbirds, and other important pollinators. Norma Weinberg is past Chair of the New England Unit of the Herb Society of New England. (Steve is present Treasurer) Come join us! She is also a garden writer and speaker with info for you on how to grow your space using a ‘sustainable’ lens. (Web site

SUNDAY, JULY 10 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Gingold Garden – Centerville
Swan View. High on knoll overlooking the Centerville River and a marsh below. Abundant niko blue hydrangeas. Interesting ground cover, perennials and annuals in impressionist colors. Home made compost and organic fertilizer used throughout. Hydrangeas, Rose of Sharon and rare lilac plants are available for those with a shovel and a bag.

FRIDAY, JULY 15 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Sokolow Garden – Hyannis
The garden at Grouse Lane is a work in progress. Among many flowers are two dozen hydrangeas with many varities, shapes of blooms and colors; lilacs, vines, rhododendrons, two fruit-bearing apple trees, and a rare Harry Lauder’s walking stick that remains purple until the summer is hot. All shrubs are labeled. There is a shade and hosta area with Solomon’s Seal and an abundance of ground covers. In addition there are many flowers including lilies, peonies and butterfly weed. The owner has added several additional species of lawn flamingoes, all of questionable taste, and plans to play Jimmy Buffet on the front lawn.

SATURDAY, JULY 16 • 10:00am-4:00pm
Harris-Ringler Garden – W. Barnstable
The garden at the office of Todd Harris DMD and Neil Ringler DDS was created by Master Gardener Sheila Sylvia. Jan Towne has added her personal touch. This sunny hillside garden is home to birds and butterflies. The colors of plant materials change from blue and purple in spring to hot orange and red later in summer. There is a surprise around each corner of the space. Patients coming and going appreciate the soothing, meditative quality of this happy environment. The intent of the garden was for the staff and patients to enjoy. It is wonderful to stop and admire the latest blooms. We appreciate that this helps our patients with setting a tone for the rest of their visit.