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The 2022 Hydrangea Festival is over.  Much thanks to everyone who helped make this such a success.  Here is what everyone is saying:

The Patriot Ledger:  

The Duxbury Clipper:  

Feedback from participants:

I thoroughly enjoyed the Hydrangea Happiness Celebration with Mal Condon. It truly was a celebration to have people back together again for Mal's presentation. I learned many new tips for growing, and caring for the multiple variety of Hydrangea's Mal discussed in his presentation. 

I wanted to thank all members of the garden club who made such beautiful flower arrangements for each attendee to take home. It was obvious that a lot of thought & planning went into this event. I enjoyed Hydrangea cookies, and cold water while looking at the painted shells after the presentation.  

Thank you again for planning, and I hope it becomes a staple event for years to follow. 

-Drew F.

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Thank you so much for putting together this amazing event. I found Mal Condon engaging in lecturing amongst the incredible display of hydrangea. Our community owes you all a debt of gratitude for your efforts. I cannot wait until July 12th for the tour!

-Nancy W.

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This morning’s program was excellent. What a treat to have the presentation (distributed via email). I’m sure that I will refer to it many, many times.

-Carolyn W.



Past events:

Hydrangea Watercolor Workshops with Sandy Sweetser - Tuesday, June 21st 10-11:30 am and 12:30 to 2 pm, held at the Duxbury Student Union located at 147 St. George Street.

Fee: $15 includes all materials and instruction to paint up to three watercolor paintings.


Hydrangea Decoupage Oyster Shell Workshop with Joan Sullivan -Thursday, June 23rd 10-11:30 am,  held at the Duxbury Student Union located at 147 St. George Street.

Fee: $15 includes all materials and instruction to make up to three decoupaged oysters.


Hydrangea Happiness Celebration and Presentation - Thursday, June 30th 10-11:30 am and 1-2:30 pm.   Mal Condon, The Hydrangea Guy will present, “The Nurturing Magic of Hydrangeas”.

Hydrangea arrangements, watercolor paintings and  decoupage oyster shells will be showcased at this event.  Hydrangea Insta Wall designed by the Duxbury Student Union will also be on display.  Refreshments will be served. Raffles and give-aways too. This event is underwritten by Susie Caliendo of Waterfront Realty Group.

Registration is required for this free program.  Held at the Duxbury Free Library located @ 77 Alden Street.  

Please register for either the morning or the afternoon program.


Hydrangea Garden Tour  - Tuesday, July 12th 10 am to 3 pm.  Rain or shine.

Beautiful Duxbury gardens will be open for tour. Garden details include hydrangeas, flowers, roses and day lilies, containers, beautiful views and a sense of place. En Plein Air artists will be in each of the gardens. Tablescapes will be featured at each of the gardens.   Mal Condon, Curator of hydrangeas at the Heritage Museum and Gardens will be in one of the gardens to give demonstrations and to do Q&A.

Tickets are to be picked up at the Alden House @ 105 Alden Street the day of the tour.

Tickets are $30 and are non-refundable.



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