Cape Cod Horticultural Society
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 89 + years of history, Armstrong-Kelley has been building a greenspace 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 1,400+ memorial boards encircling the Park. 
Park Features include:
• Franklinia tree, virtually unknown in the wild
• 250 rhododendron
• Umbrella &big leaf magnolias, Japanese cedars, & stewartia
• A holly dell
• The John Folk Water garden
• Wetland, Woodland, Monge, and Buddy Place  walkways with over 1,400 donated boards

• Seven hillside trails & Heath Hillside

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

Buddy's Place-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. 

Armstrong-Kelley Park

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Looking Ahead
Standard Time is now in effect.   We change our hours for our weekly gardening tasks in December to work during the warmest hours of daylight.

Beginning December 7th Thursdays,  the crew will work from 11-3. Dress warmly, wear your gardening togs, bring your tools, and help us clean up the falling leaves!

Other   News   at   AKP

Bees had a good year  We have been able to harvest small amounts of honey but not enough to offer for sale ------Sorry.
Geocaching Cache has hit 100 finds.  

Milestone Celebrated

There are now over 1,450 memorial boards throughout the gardens.  The Woodland Walkway was full by spring 2015. 

The new boardwalk named Buddy's Walkway is now open since then.  

Is Buddy's Walkway just for Pets?

Some folks have asked us this.  The answer is:  No.  If you stroll the boardwalks you will already see many pets remembered among the existing boards.  The new area is no different.  The pet memorial stones housed within the ropes are dedicated to Man's Best Friend, but the boardwalks are open to all two-legged and four-legged friends.

On another note...
There's another slight problem...

Our little visitors run up the trails during the warm months and make Fairy Houses.  BUT there appears to be some vandalism going on.  PLEASE PLEASE do not either: take building materials from another house to make your house, or, destroy the houses.  Not cool! 


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Our Newest Garden
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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