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Project: 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. 

The garden was badly in need of a renovation so garden club members got to work


In March 2023 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.

The Gallery:
Follow the Garden's Progress Through Words & Photos 

July 2023

July 18 - A message from Beth: 

Today the sign was erected and the garden looks great. The sign reads:

Sandwich Garden Club 2023

Funded by the Sandwich Visitors Board

With Special Thanks to our Donors:

Scenic Roots

Russo's Garden Center

AmeriCorps Cape Cod

Mid Cape Irrigation


Stop by when you have the opportunity and don't be shy if you see a weed. We encourage you to pull it!

Thanks also to the Recreation Department for their help and enthusiasm for our project.


Garden Club Civic Chair Elaine Davis (L) and President Beth Hearn (R)

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Sign maker Dan Farrington of Farrington Signs

July 13 - An update from Tania:

We will need to prune the catmint for an intense re-bloom. It is a lovely array of color with so much yet to bloom! 








I love the sign and the garden is looking amazing! We can’t thank you and the club enough for the beautiful garden you created, it is truly the highlight of the property. 


Thank you! 


Guy J. Boucher

Town of Sandwich

Director of Operations for Community Services

June 2023


Watch the buzzing bees

(To listen, tap music note in lower corner.

Late June

The plants are healthy and growing fast! Peters Pond makes a lovely backdrop on this first day of summer, the yarrow offers a bright pop of yellow, and the lavender is about to explode. See the busy bumble bees in the video!


June 6, 2023

An update from Tania: "The color is getting spectacular. Some of the yellows are beginning to come in. Looking forward to the whites, reds, and blues. Some weeding needs to be done and I will be planting basils and parsley in the children’s area."

May 2023

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Cardboard and paper bags will help keep the weeds under control.

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SGC Member Linda Bedard

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SGC member Elaine Davis

SGC members Beth Hearn and Elaine Davis with AmeriCorps Team

...and a selfie with the full Americore Team :)

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