Armstrong-Kelley Park

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Looking Ahead

We are in fall Cleanup Mode.  Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will join us in November to help with leaf blowing, cutting down plants, and clearing our boardwalks of leaves and needles.

Tree of Memories
sponsored by Hope Health Hospice Celebration of Life 12/12 at 12!


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We had a big uptick in visitors this year.  And lots of folks from out of town and out of the country.  We had visitors from many European and Asian countries.  They found us here on the website.  Welcome!


Dig in and Dig Deep
Giving Tuesday will be celebrated on Nov 28th right after Black Friday. What is it? It's a way to recognize non-profits at the end of the tax year.  We hope you will consider sending us a tax-free donation, or donated appreciated securities to help us become financially stable.  

Without you there is no Armstrong-Kelley Park as we are 100% self-supporting!

    


Get a stone or board.
  

                     
Our Newest Garden and Event Space

This area includes a Weeping Alaska Cedar, Bobo Hydrangea, and double-pink Knockout Roses.  It's located on the Park Green and is a nice backdrop for wedding ceremonies and other special events.



This was how it looked right after planting. You should see it now!  


      

    
       








 
   
    

 



 





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Cape Cod Horticultural Society
at 
Armstrong-Kelley Park 

              Where Memories Bloom Forever

Armstrong-Kelley Park at 675 Main Street in Osterville, MA is owned and operated by the Cape Cod Horticultural Society.   The CCHS is a non-profit #501 (c) (3) organization.The society was established in 1928 and the land was given by generous patrons to the society in 1930. Cape Cod’s oldest and largest (8.5 acres) privately owned park open free to the public. Leashed pets welcome.
 
 
Over its 90 + years of history, Armstrong-Kelley has been building a green-space for the residents of Osterville and the general public to enjoy. Come visit our 30 rare and unusual trees, as well as our trails, shady walkways, and specialty gardens.  There are currently 1,450+ memorial boards encircling the Park. 
 
 
Park Features include:
 
• Franklinia tree, virtually unknown in the wild
  
• 250 rhododendron
 
• Umbrella &big leaf magnolias, Japanese cedars, Dawn Redwood & stewartia
 
• A holly dell of many varieties of holly and a fringe tree 
 
• The John Folk Water garden and fish pond
 
• Wetland, Woodland, Monge, and Buddy Place  walkways with over 1,450 donated boards

  
• Seven hillside trails & Heather Hillside installation

• Liam’s train and Liam’s View
 
• Garden of verses

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Buddy's Walkway & Pet Memorial Garden within Buddy's Walkway


  

There are picnic tables and benches scattered throughout the acreage. 

We have a special place in our hearts for children of all ages.  We love it when families come to the Park.  We are committed to making the Park kid friendly and offer educational activities throughout the year.
 

We are happy to allow people to reserve the park for a private function and we ask for a donation for use of the property.  If you are interested, click on "use of the park" on the left. When you reserve the park we close it to all other visitors for your exclusive use and privacy.  We can accommodate small parties up to ~100 guests. 

Pets are welcome at the Park provided they are leashed and owners provide and use pet disposal bags.  We love good dogs, not "bad ones." 

The park is open to the public from dawn to dusk throughout the year. 




Yes, that's a volunteer watering the garden.  We pride ourselves on maintaining the park, with a tiny (but necessary help) from professional gardeners.  We are a small but mighty force! However, this year we have had to contract for help.  

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