A heady peace prevails at Spohr Gardens in Woods Hole — and brilliant joy in the palette of colors flung about by more than 50 species of flowers, 75 varieties of trees, and 100 types of shrubs. Daffodils burst open in this 6-acre Shangri La in early spring, followed by the lilies, azaleas, magnolias, and hydrangeas. But come anytime: There will be something in bloom or, during colder months, holding fast to color until the flowers come round again.
Ducks, geese, and other species of wildlife know a good thing when they see it and visit here as well. Margaret and Charles Spohr bequeathed their beloved gardens to the public. Now it’s a land trust that welcomes the public every day of the year.