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As part of the annual Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, we celebrate the iconic plant that makes the Cape so stunning from July through September. Enjoy fabulous photo opportunities as you stroll through the gardens and be sure not to miss two featured gardens which together make up the most comprehensive collection of hydrangeas in North America. The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society Display Garden boasts a collection of over 155 exceptional cultivars, around 60% of which are legacy varieties no longer in cultivation anywhere else. The North American Hydrangea Test Garden features over 240 of the newest varieties of hydrangeas being vigorously tested and evaluated here, growing alongside companion plants, providing garden design inspiration. Take a self-guided tour to discover more about this signature plant, learn to identify, select, and care for your hydrangeas from Cape Cod Hydrangea Society volunteers in the gardens, capture the beauty of the blooms during an art-making activity, and more! All extra hydrangea-focused activities are free with museum admission or membership. No advance registration required.

Community Day is sponsored by Cape Cod 5.

Tickets include admission to:

  • The gardens, featuring collections of rhododendrons, hydrangeas, daylilies, and more (seasonal)
  • The Hidden Hollow outdoor discovery area
  • The Special Exhibitions Gallery, featuring the Impressionist New England: Four Seasons of Color and Light exhibit
  • The J.K. Lilly III Automobile Gallery, featuring the From Carriage to Classic: How Automobiles Transformed America and Charging Ahead: Early Electric Cars in America exhibits
  • The American Art & Carousel Gallery, featuring the Heritage Highlights exhibit and rides on the 1908 Looff carousel
  • The outdoor art exhibit Alfred Glover in the Garden (opening mid-May)
  • Wampanoag wetu, Three Sisters Garden, and mush8n
  • Outdoor features such as the McGraw Family Garden of the Senses, the Flume Fountain, the Hart Family Maze Garden, the labyrinth, walking trails, and more
  • Lilly’s Café
  • The Shop at Heritage in its new temporary location

Tickets can be pre-purchased online or upon arrival.

  • MEMBER: FREE
  • NON-MEMBER: $22 Adult / $12 Youth