Oak Crest Cove Garden
A lovely new pollinator garden
Oak Crest Cove is a town-owned public recreation area situated along Quaker Meetinghouse Road in Sandwich, MA. The garden, located outside the recreation office building at 34 Quaker Meetinghouse near Peter's Pond, is one of two municipal gardens maintained by the Sandwich Garden Club.
In March, the garden club, a member of Pollinator Pathway Cape Cod, received a $7,500 grant from the Sandwich Visitor Services Board to renovate the space as an environmentally friendly garden focused on pollinators, natives, and drought tolerant plants. The garden will be a source of beauty and serve as an educational tool for the town.
For more information, contact Elaine Davis, Civic Chairperson, or Beth Hearn, Sandwich Garden Club President.
May 2023 Photos
In mid-May, a team of garden club and AmeriCorps volunteers worked at Oak Crest Cove laying paper bags and cardboard topped with mulch to help control the weed population.
Cardboard and paper bags will help keep the weeds under control.
SGC Member Linda Bedard
SGC member Elaine Davis
SGC members Beth Hearn and Elaine Davis with AmeriCorps Team
...and a selfie with the full Americore Team :)
April 2023 Photos
April saw a major transformation of the Oak Crest Cove Garden. Many of the old plants were replaced with those selected for the new pollinator-friendly design, and some of the plants removed were potted up for the club's upcoming plant sale, the one annual fundraiser that finances their civic beautification projects and scholarships. Assistance was provided by a great team of AmeriCorps volunteers. See the full story in The Sandwich Enterprise article Work on Oak Grove Crest Garden Begins.