Approaching the park, you will see an arched entry way connected to a
white Cape Cod scalloped picket fence that is covered with various
colors of flowers. There
are cherry trees surrounding the park. A
rotary of azaleas with a fountain covered with purple and white
clematis, is in the center of the park. We chose those colors because
they are the team colors for Bourne Public Schools. There are rhododendrons surrounded by pink and white
trees. Scattered around the
perimeter of our park are large clumps of daffodils.
In the spring on Cape Cod each town holds a "Daffodil Day",
celebrating the start of the new season. Route 6A, called The King's
Highway, is lined from Bourne to Provincetown with daffodils, during
this time. They were planted in past seasons and continue to renew
themselves each year.
In the northeast part of our park, there is a large round fishpond.
Towards the back of the park, there is a beautiful view of the
Atlantic Ocean with its sandy beaches.
On Cape Cod
there are many locations that are visited everyday for their gardens.
The Heritage Plantation, located in nearby Sandwich is one of
these sites, noted for their beautiful rhododendrons. The
Cape’s soil is unsuitable for heavy farming. However the first known
bogs developed to harvest cranberries were located in Harwich, another
Cape town. Cranberry farming is one of our economic livelihoods.