Recently we had the privilege of visiting Apple Court garden again.
I suggest you ask for the garden leaflet for information about the garden, to get the most out of your visit.
This beautiful garden is situated in lymington Hampshire, near to the coast and the majestic New Forest; it ticks all the boxes for me.
The owners and gardeners are Angela and Charles Meads. They took over the garden in 2003, and in a relatively short space of time in gardening terms, they have a garden they can be proud of!
On both occasions we were fortunate to see the garden in lovely spring weather, you feel so at home in the garden that you could quite easily sit and have a cuppa watching the world go by.
They also had some amazing chickens with an enormous black velvet rooster, I don’t know the name of these chickens but I had to take a photo to show you how magnificent they are. They are great for pest control, very eco-friendly and a gardeners friend.
Often gardens specialise in particular plants and flowers.
Apple Court Garden’s specialities are – hostas, day lilies, and ferns.
On our visit last year in May, we had a lovely surprise, a beautiful wisteria was found over a lovely little seat at the beginning of the rope walk that I mention on my video below. We will be returning to admire this lovely scented flower again very soon. Angela was sure that the wisteria would be in flower very soon, and you could certainly see the buds about to burst into life.
The planting scheme is planned very well as it looks natural, but you know that a lot of work has gone into the design. As I mention in the video it’s a restful garden, a garden to visit to let your stresses melt away and feel refreshed once more.
I particularly enjoyed the lovely spring, salmon and peach borders for the spring bulbs, the lovely camellias and magnolias and the hellebores.
If you like gardens with many rooms and little paths to discover new areas, then this is a garden for you.
It’s definitely a garden to see through the spring to the autumn seasons.
The garden is open under the National Garden Scheme (NGS)
Here is the video to give you a little taster of what you can expect from this lovely garden.
When is Apple Court Garden open?
It’s open from the beginning of March to the end of October.
Opening hours - 10-5 pm
Opening Days - Friday – Sunday and Bank Holidays
Price £4.00. There is a season ticket available for £10.00 well worth it if you are planning to visit a few times in the opening season.
Shop There is a nursery area with a large array of plants available to purchase, to add to your garden. They also have an online shop
Refreshments there is a little area for drinks.
If you want something more substantial we can recommend Braxton Gardens that is about 5-10 mins drive away. Braxton Gardens is definitely worth a visit, especially when the roses are out as they have a rose garden, as well as a tea room.
Mobility if walking is hard for you; there are little sitting areas to admire the garden from. The paths are small, so using a wheelchair may be difficult, as it doesn’t have paved paths. I would suggest contacting the garden before you visit, to see if it is accessible for you.
I hope you enjoyed the video and find the information useful.
We hope that you will add this garden to your list to visit, as you won’t be disappointed.
For more details Apple Court Gardens website is – www.applecourt.com