Garden Tour


Thank You for making “Garden Artistry” OIA’s most successful Garden Tour … ever!!!!

Whether you opened your beautiful gardens for the tour, volunteered as a greeter or a parker, painted or played music in the gardens, hosted a reception at your gallery, or bought a ticket – we thank you!

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Plein air artists were painting in all the gardens and music filled the air while viewers enjoyed the showcase of gardens, each with its own personality.  One was five acres of planting genius, one featured 33 specimens of Japanese Maples and views of Paw Way Pond and Little Pleasant Bay,  another was a formal garden befitting the 1868 hip roof colonial.   Artists included Jennifer McCalmont, Sissi Sneve Schultz, Barbara Stone and Mary Wojciechowski of Gallery 31, Alice Mongeau of Mongeau Gallery, Susan Overstreet, Steve Kennedy and Maureen Fernandez of Addison Gallery and Kate Nelson of Left Bank Gallery and their art was featured at receptions at each gallery following the tour.   Musicians included Gregg Sullivan, Acoustic Guitar, Tim Sweeney on guitar, Tony Argo, pianist and the Kingsbury String Ensemble featuring Mary Abt, Janet Dugan, Betty Bingham, Ruth Norman and Judy Davidson.  Master gardeners from the Master Gardener Association of Cape Cod were present in each garden.

Our tour sponsors included Friends Marketplace, Pretty Picky Properties, Agway of Cape Cod, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Hawk Design, St. Aubin Garden Center and Forsythia’s Gifts, The Farm, Wilkinson Ecological Design, William Raveis Real Estate, The Local Scoop, Mahoney’s Atlantic Bar and Grill, Adorn, Bird Watcher’s General Store, Brewster Sand and Gravel, Cove Road Real Estate, Crocker Nurseries, Flowers by Mary, Hardman/Liberles team at Old Cape Sotheby’s, Hole in One Breakfast and Lunch, Hot Chocolate Sparrow, Kinlin Grover Real Estate, Land Ho!, Lobster Claw Restaurant, Miranda Landscaping, Nauset Grill, Old Jailhouse Tavern, PRO Fence, Shift Home, The Beacon Room, The Corner Store, The Knack, Unique Properties Real Estate, Weekend, Yardarm, Zia Pizzeria and Café and Rockland Trust.  Stop & Shop donated the balloons and Armonk Print Shop of Armonk, NY printed our tickets.  Bob Tucker of Focalpoint Studios took photographs of the gardens.  Tickets were sold by Snow’s Home and Garden, Friends Marketplace, The Farm and Agway of Orleans, Chatham and Dennis.

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