At the Park

Nestled on a hill overlooking Shame Pond and The Grist Mill is a stately Victorian house  built in 1888 named “Bendora”.  Benjamin Bartley and his wife Theodora , the original owners of this home, combined parts of their first names to name their beautiful estate. Asiatic Lilies, Daylilies, Casablanca Lilies, Dahlias, Rose of Sharon, Rhododendrons […]

Carefree Country Garden

Benjamin Haines, an employee of the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, built this house in 1832. Today the house is surrounded by lush perennial beds and emits a warm, country-like feel. Old-fashioned favorites such as Lady’s Mantle, Impatiens, Hostas, Ferns, Soloman Seal, and Begonias highlight the shade garden at the beginning of the landscape. Notice […]

Washed Ashore Cottage

Originally built circa 1830 as housing for workers at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, “Washed Ashore Cottage” is now a vacation home for the owners. Enter the garden through the white picket fence and on your right the front patio garden is punctuated with chocolate-chip Ajuga, Hostas and Phlox.  Nikko- blue Hydrangeas, and perennials […]

Secret Garden

This Victorian Duplex was built in 1840 as a rooming house for single daughters.  Now this building serves as a print shop, but has a unique treasure tucked in its back yard, not visible to most.  This “Secret Garden” immerses you into a place of peace and harmony. The blended border of roses, luscious greenery, […]

Hedge House

Deep in the heart of Sandwich Village, behind a high privet hedge, lies Hedge House, an elegant white 1838 home popping with contemporary color.  Upon entering the property, the owners’ mass dahlias present themselves in a riot of shades.  Above them, morning glories trail across the sidewalls meeting an ancient grape vine that covers their […]

Whimsical Charm

Whimsical Charm Two designations on the weathered shingles alert you to the fact that you will soon enter a very special place.  “Samuel Fessenden 1840” provides the date that William Fessenden, Chief Glass Blower for the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company, built this house for his son, Steven.  A plaque “Certified Wildlife Habitat” assures that […]