Washington Depot, CT
Created on the site of an old farm, Appledore has grown organically over two decades into a multi-acre garden of beds, meandering paths, and unexpected destinations. My goal has been to create something personal that delights in all seasons and reflects my interest in collecting and growing wonderful trees, shrubs, and perennials. Some of the spaces within Appledore have names: pool garden, birch grove, woodland garden, crab apple meadow. Others are nameless, but all have evolved according to the light, their neighbors, and what strikes my fancy. Much of what I have planted is unusual, but 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!
Directions: From the center of Washington Depot, head northeast toward CT-109 East. Turn left onto CT-109 West and head toward New Milford for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Fenn Hill Road. Third driveway on right, 47 Fenn Hill Road.
Open Days 2019: July 20
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission to this garden is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free.
Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.
Nonmembers get 6 visits for the price of 5 with advanced ticket book purchase.
Members get 50% off ONLY by purchasing ticket books in advance.