Garden Tour




On Saturday, June 20, almost 600 ticket holders attended the Orleans Improvement Association (OIA) 27th Annual Garden Tour where six Orleans homeowners generously shared their beautiful gardens with us.   As so aptly described by Stephanie Foster in the Cape Codder, each garden had its own personality – from intimate garden rooms to a garden featuring native species overlooking Nauset Marsh and the Atlantic.

The success of the OIA Garden Tour is dependent on the garden owners and on the support of our sponsors, local galleries and businesses, Town departments, many volunteers and our dedicated OIA board members.  Tickets were sold by Snow’s Home and Garden, Agway of Orleans, Friends Marketplace and St. Aubin’s Garden Center.  Also featured was a tour of the new Nauset Regional Middle School Greenhouse conducted by student volunteers.

Plein air artists were painting in all the gardens and music filled the air.  The art was featured at receptions held following the tour sponsored by Addison Gallery, Left Bank, Trees Place and Mongeau Gallery.   Artists included Kate Nelson of Left Bank, Rosalie Nadeau and Hal DeWaltoff of Trees Place, David Burns, Susan Overstreet, Linda Beach and Cleber Stecei of Addison, and Alice Mongeau of Mongeau Gallery.  Musicians included Sue Keller on keyboard, the Kingsbury String Ensemble on violins and Gregg Sullivan, acoustic fingerstyle guitarist.  Master gardeners from the Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod were present in each garden to answer questions.  Bob Tucker of Focalpoint Studios and our own Nancy Jorgensen took wonderful photographs of the gardens.  Pretty Picky Properties quenched your thirst and the Local Scoop satisfied your sweet tooth.

Our sincere thanks to all of you who supported us and helped make this event so special.  Your participation enables OIA to continue giving back to the Town of Orleans.

Julie Mackie, Garden Tour Chair

Pat Perry, President


Special Thanks to Our Generous Garden Tour Sponsors: CLICK HERE


If you are interested in joining the tour next year as a garden owner, a sponsor or a volunteer

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Orleans Improvement Association, Inc.
Post Office Box 1584 • Orleans, MA 02653