Now that the COVID numbers are decreasing and Governor Baker is reopening the Commonwealth, we have opened up the parking lot at Spohr Gardens. Please continue to practice social distancing as you enjoy this haven of peace and quiet.
Bring your own gloves, trowel, clippers and water to drink.
Please wear a mask — we will stay socially distanced as we work.
This 6-acre woodland garden, next to Oyster Pond, is the perfect place for a walk with nature.
Forget about the traffic, congestion, noise and pollution, and take a stroll through the garden's paths and winding trails.
Enjoy the literally thousands of beautiful flowers -- daffodils, rhododendrons, azaleas, day lilies and more -- or take a seat by the pond and just tune out for a bit.
May 16, 2020
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
August 8, 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11 AM and 1 PM
Spohr Gardens is the perfect setting for a small, intimate wedding ceremony.
Please contact us for information.
The annual Fall Appeal had begun, and people were given the opportunity to donate money and volunteer their time. This financial support is very important to the Gardens.
The Trust is a private 501c3 Charitable Trust; we receive no monies from the Town of Falmouth. Under the terms of the Trust, we may not charge admission, but we may accept donations.
Mr. and Mrs. Spohr left a trust fund to maintain the property, but it is not adequate to cover our expenses. The generous support from these individuals plays a pivotal role in the success and maintenance of our gardens.
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
Despite the cancellation of the Butterfly Celebration Day planned for September 23, 2020, because of COVID-19, we had frequent visitors walking through with masks on. Two high school volunteers, Lauryn McGann and Rowan Fogel, helped me maintain the gardens and raise the butterflies. We estimate that over 600 children and parents came by during the Wednesday and Saturday mornings we tended the gardens. The children loved seeing the Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillars with their large fake eyes.
This year the Monarchs arrived late to the gardens, July 10, compared to May-June last year. Even though we were releasing adults at the rate of 20 per week compared to 15 per week last year, the total was less than the 350 release of 2019. We look forward to next year and may prepare some displays on the variety of bees visiting the flowers. Carpenter, sweat, green, honey, and bumble bees were common. All are pollinators.