Decorated for the Season

The first-ever Harvest House Tour highlighted the horticultural creativity of Falmouth Garden Club members. There is a particular pleasure in admiring the interiors of other people’s homes. That’s compounded when the rooms include imaginative floral creations of skilled local gardeners. Guests on last fall’s Harvest House Tour, presented by the Falmouth Garden Club, were treated to this double delight. The Falmouth Garden Club had such creative teams working at the different homes for the Harvest House Tour. Founded more than 90 years ago, the organization maintains public gardens throughout town, hosts instructional workshops and encourages the study of and interest in gardening and horticulture. Another important aspect of the all-volunteer club is to assist in the protection and conservation of Falmouth’s natural resources. “We offer lots of support for each other with gardening advice and tips.

By Lisa Cavanaugh | Photography by Betty Wiley
Hues of orange and butternut yellow abounded in the creative decorations crafted by members of the Falmouth Garden Club.
A whimsical owl greeted visitors at one of the water-view harvest houses on the tour.
The Benjamin Sanford House was a pleasant and historic stop on the tour, resplendent with autumn foliage, pumpkins and flowers appropriate to the era of the home.
The decorators utilized the existing decor and furnishings of the host homes and augmented them with carefully curated wreaths and arrangements.
Welcoming details, such as a charming table with freshly backed pies, created an aura of warmth and homeyness for the tour guests.
The delightful autumn designs spilled out to the exterior areas of each home on the tour.

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