Lyn Peabody Wildflower Gardens

Lyn Peabody Wildflower Gardens

How it got started


Many years ago after a trip to Bar Harbor Maine, and viewing the Maine Club’s Wildflower Garden, the six original women of the Nauset Garden Club decided that they would like to create a wildflower garden.  It was 1984-1985


Eleanor Ode Seaman and Lyn Peabody envisioned one just like the one they saw in Maine. There were up land areas and dry areas.  Each area was cared for by different women of the club. 

It took two years for them to clear the briers and poison ivy, making the ground ready for planting.

Garden Memorials

There is a rock wall named for Eleanor Seaman, a red bud tree named for Ann Bennett, a scotch broom for Cindy Henson, and Lynn Farber has a beach plum named in her memory.  A birdbath was placed in memory of Ann Craviso and a bench was placed in Louis Jaquinet’s name.  

Garden Guide

The NGC printed a Guide to the garden in 2011 with artwork done by Devon Foley a very talented artist and member of the club.  These guidebooks are for sale at the gift shop in the museum. As of the printing there were over 120 plants, and now they have identification tags. 


 The guide has illustrations of each plant along with information about each plant.

The Craviso Garden

In 2019 the Club was pleased to add a

special garden area in memory of Ann Craviso, an original long-time member of the club

Members of the Nauset Garden Club spend Tuesday mornings from Spring through the Fall with gloves, rakes, and pruners taking care of the area with love and laughter, weather permitting.

Viewing the Gardens


The Garden is open to all when the Museum is open.  Enter through the Museum (Route 6A Brewster) and exit into the garden for viewing.  DUE TO COVID 19 YOU MAY WANT TO CHECK THE MUSEUM FOR ITS CURRENT PROCEDURES AND GUIDANCE  CCMNH.


Many thanks to Peggy Sheehan ~ Club Historian