Appledore

Washington Depot, CT
Water feature, Organic/toxin-free, Rare plants/plant collection, Substantial native plants, Meadow, Woodland/shade garden

Created on the site of an old farm, Appledore has grown over two decades into a multi-acre informal garden of overflowing beds, meandering paths, and unexpected destinations. It delights in all seasons and reflects my passion for interesting trees, shrubs, and perennials. I have never had a plan -- the garden has evolved organically by choosing what strikes my fancy and planting with an aesthetic of wild abundance. While much is unusual, there are plenty of old favorites. Over time, I have come to pay more attention to the garden as habitat-a pesticide-free home for birds, bugs, and pollinators-along with moles, voles, rabbits, and the occasional errant bear.

Open Days 2022: Saturday, June 25
Hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

REGISTRATION
Members $5 per person; General admission $10. Children 12 and under free. 

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Appledore
Washington Depot, Litchfield, CT, 06794
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