Heritage Museums and Gardens Rhododendrons Festival
Up in Cape Cod, the rhododendrons are in full bloom at the annual Heritage Museums & Gardens Rhododendrons Festival. Home to two noted hybridizers—Charles Owen Dexter and Jack Cowles—the garden is a great place to see the many new varieties in bloom. A new and dramatic water element—the Flume Fountain—and a new children's garden are also worth visiting for their unusual landcaping.
A view of Steve Stimson's Flume Fountain, which just opened last year. Stimson, a landscape architect, designed the fountain as a nod to the water flumes that brought water to the many mills in the Cape Cod area and it also serves as a modern water element in the garden.