Sights of Cape Cod: Spohr Gardens

These privately owned gardens on Cape Cod’s Oyster Pond are a tranquil setting for an afternoon stroll or a lovely venue for an intimate wedding. Spring bursts in to bloom here with Daffodil Days and the gardens are in perpetual bloom for the rest of the year. Be sure to include this sight on your Cape Cod Vacation.

Daffodil Days

Daffodils at Sphor Gardens

Daffodils at Spohr Gardens

Each year, the gardens celebrate Daffodil Days with guided tours, activities for children and hundreds of thousands of daffodils.  You can take home a piece of the Gardens by purchasing plants from the shop.  Purchases help to support the upkeep and maintenance of the Gardens and the volunteer efforts of the Friends of Spohr Gardens.

How the Gardens Grow

Volunteers keep these gardens beautifully maintained. With six acres of gardens, this location can be viewed in a pleasant afternoon. It is filled with pathways and trails, each taking visitors to delightful and surprising spots. We encourage you to sit and enjoy all the sights and sounds.

Flowers that can be found in season include tulips, azaleas, magnolias, flowering crab apples, rhododendrons that are over 40 years old, lilies, and climbing hydrangeas. Cape Cod has milder weather than the surrounding area so the blooms last that much longer.

Spohr’s Nautical Collections

  • Old Mill Stones at Sphor Gardens

    Old Mill Stones

    old millstones line some of the paths,

  • find bronze church bells among the daffodils, and
  • ships’ anchors line the waterfront next to the dock.

Small Cape Cod Wedding Venue

Spohr Gardens is a lovely setting for an outdoor garden wedding. The docks overlooking Oyster Pond make for a unique ceremony to remember. After the ceremony, hold your reception in one of Falmouth’s fine restaurants… and spend your romantic honeymoon in a charming Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast.

History of Spohr Gardens

Lilly of the Valley at Sphor Gardens, Cape Cod

Lilly of the Valley

Margaret and Charles D. Spohr began creating the gardens setting their home in the 1950s and welcomed the ever-growing number of visitors who had heard of its beauty. In 2001 the property was passed to their Charitable Trust with the stipulation that the gardens would be open to the public every day of the year from 8am to 8pm. No admission may be charged but tax deductible donations are accepted.

This beautiful garden will refresh and revitalize you — not just with it’s beauty, but also with the spirit of  it’s donors.

Directions to the Gardens

From Falmouth, take either Woods Hole Road or Surf Drive to Oyster Pond Road to Fells Road. There is a small parking area near the property at 45 Fells Road.

Spohr Gardens
45 Fells Rd., off Oyster Pond Rd.
Falmouth, MA, 02540
tel.508-548-0623
Admission: Free
Hours: Daily 8-8
www.spohrgardens.org

 

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