Spring is daffodil season on Cape Cod and Falmouth delivers an amazing show of these glorious blooms all over town. But the most delicious display of daffodils happens each April in Spohr Gardens, a wonderful six acre site on the edge of a lovely pond and within walking distance from one of the Falmouth B&B’s, the Woods Hole Passage.

The fun of this visit begins before you even arrive at the gardens, as locals have planted much of Woods Hole Road with daffodils that pop against the brown leaves of winter with their bright citron green stems and hot yellow flowers.

Taking a left on Oyster Pond Road leads you to Fells Road, a distinctly residential neighborhood where you can smell the salt air off the nearby beach.  Nestled against the pond at the dead end of the road you will find Spohr Gardens, decorated with old mill stones that lead you down a path lined with masses of many varieties of daffodil that run to the waters edge.  If you are lucky, you will see the swans that nest here this time of year, or one of the large hawks (red tail, osprey) will soar overhead.

The pond is lined with large stones, and there is a small dock that invites you to sit and admire the view for a while.  Along the pond’s edge are the Spohr’s collection of large iron ship’s debris — anchors, kleats and much more all painted shiny black which look elegant when juxtaposed with the bright yellow daffodils.

Guests at the Woods Hole Passage walk out the front door and right on Ransom Road which dead ends for cars but has a walking trail connecting to Fells Road right where the garden begins, about five minutes stroll from the inn.  Others can drive and there is ample parking on Fells Road.

For the adventurous, bring or rent a canoe/kayak and experience the Cape Cod daffodils from the water.  Vacation is about exploring, finding yourself in new places, and these spring daffodils are an inspired place to start.

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artsArts Alive, a 3-day celebration of the arts in Falmouth and the Upper Cape will take place on Friday, June 20, 5 to 9pm; Saturday, June 21, 10am to 9pm; and Sunday, June 22, 11am to 5pm, under three large tents on the Falmouth Library lawn. Attendees will enjoy 60 performances of theater, spoken word, dance and music for all tastes – jazz, classical, folk, fiddle and show tunes.

Additionally, 50 artisans and crafts people will exhibit their works on Shore St. extention adjacent to the library lawn. And the best part is, it’s free.  There will be a town dance on Friday night and a rock fest Saturday night.  Enjoy this free weekend of entertainment and art education June 20-22 -rain or shine!

Arts Alive is sponsored by ArtsFalmouth, an organization established in 2005 to support and promote art events and artists in and around Falmouth