"One of Hampshire's Finest Gardens"
Apple Court Garden is a one acre ornamental garden on the edge of the New Forest, close to Hampshire’s beautiful coast line. Every spring, until the early autumn, we open the gates to our plant lovers paradise, packed with unusual flowers and shrubs from around the world, as well our native favourites. Here you will find a calm oasis within our old walls, and a warm welcome for a cup of tea and a slice of cake.
The garden was designed as a series of rooms and passages, each with it’s own specific planting. The Hosta Walk and Jewel borders spring into life and colour in late April, followed by roses and clematis along the Rose Walk. The Daylily Collection, holds centre stage until the grasses take over through August and into winter. In late summer lots of sub-tropical planting provides colour and exotic scent. Perhaps the most striking garden room is the White Garden, a stunning ellipse of pleached hornbeam provides the back drop for a variety of shrubs and perennials, all of which flower white at different times of the year. We also have an authentic Japanese Garden; leave the modern world behind and watch the koi carp, whilst the breeze rustles the acers and bamboo.
We look forward to welcoming you to the garden – see here for our usual opening times and location.
Our Story, Gardening tips and more
Apple Court through the seasons
What's in bloom this month
One Of The Best Small Gardens We Have Ever Visited”
“These Gardens Are Exquisitely Laid Out. Several “Rooms” With Different Themes Knit Together Seamlessly. Tranquil Setting To Relax And Enjoy The Well Executed Planting And To Enjoy The Tea And Cakes Available”
Become a better gardener
We are learning every single day - explore a selection of things we use the most, from books to online course
Best tools for the garden
Our team at Apple Court put our tools through their paces, we don't get paid to review them, but are happy to share what works the best and lasts the longest
Our Kitchen Garden
Our inability to open Apple Court to the public in 2020 due to lockdown has meant our kitchen garden is looking better than ever
Wildlife in our Garden
We are fortunate to have an incredible variety of birds and other wildlife in our garden – we don’t use chemicals and ensure a good source of food. These are just some of many that visit us.
Areas of the Garden
There are 17 different “rooms”, or areas, here are 4 of the most popular.
was designed to showcase all the different, white flowers – with the dark yew behind, and “windows” created by the pleached hornbeam
Koi pond and Japanese Tea House, surrounded by Acers, bamboo and Japanese grasses.
Featuring hundreds of hemerocallis, Photinia “Birmingham”, crocosmia, phormiums, kniphofia and agapanthus
The summer house is one of many spots to have tea and cake, enjoying the beautiful vista framed by the Majestic Trachycarpus fortunei along with 3 waterlily filled rills
How robots improved our lawns & our beds!
ALL of our preconceptions about robot mowers were shattered in a few hours one spring evening a couple of years ago,…
We love Hostas
Hostas are a lovely, very useful addition to your garden. Choose your hostas wisely and you can have vivid flashes of yellow, lime green, blue and jade
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