Washington Depot, CT
Water feature, Organic/toxin-free, Rare plants/plant collection, Substantial native plants, Nature-friendly
Garden owner's description: Created on the site of an old farm, Appledore has grown over two decades into a multi-acre idiosyncratic garden of beds, meandering paths, and unexpected destinations. My goal has been to create a place that delights in all seasons and reflects my interest in growing interesting trees, shrubs, and perennials. It has evolved without any plan, mostly by choosing what strikes my fancy. While much of what I have planted is unusual, there are plenty of old favorites. In addition to the familiar gardening challenges of invasive weeds, moles, voles, deer, and the occasional errant bear, climate change has brought perplexing new ones: harsher winters, drought, and torrential rains. Never a dull moment gardening in northwest Connecticut!
Open Days 2021: Saturday, June 26
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Members $5 per person; General admission $10. Children 12 and under free.