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Apple Court Garden and Nursery

Apple Court Gardens & Nursery, Hordle Lane, Hordle, New Forest, Lymington SO41 0HU, England
+44 7971 882317
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A wonderful way to spend a quiet Saturday Morning

We are so pleased to see this garden open again. I had forgotten how interesting and restful it... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
CherryClift
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
A hidden gem of a garden

Small garden about an acre but so special, laid out in rooms so you never know what's around the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
newforestlocal2018
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Apple Court Gardens are under new ownership and re-opened to the public in June 2017. This beautiful, much-loved garden was created in the 1980s in an old walled kitchen garden. On the edge of the New Forest, and just 1 mile from the coastal village of Milford on Sea, it makes part of a great day out. The 1 acre garden has a White Garden, Hosta Walks, Exotic borders, Grass borders, Japanese Garden, Woodland borders and Daylily Gardens. Come and have a cup of tea and slice of homemade cake in our summerhouse overlooking the garden. It really is a plant lovers paradise, with unusual specimens from throughout the world and a lovely tranquil place to spend an hour or so. Our nursery (free to enter) has unusual specimens as well as seasonal flowers, and palms and acers. Please follow us on Facebook or Instagram for more information about opening times and special events.
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Apple Court Gardens & Nursery, Hordle Lane, Hordle, New Forest, Lymington SO41 0HU, England
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

We are so pleased to see this garden open again. I had forgotten how interesting and restful it is. Thoughtful and sympathetic design of a series of gardens containing an interesting mix of common and unusual plants. A warm friendly welcome and a a quiet...More

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Emma T, Owner at Apple Court Garden and Nursery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your review - we are so pleased that you have returned to the garden and found it well looked after! We hope you come again soon.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Small garden about an acre but so special, laid out in rooms so you never know what's around the corner. Plantsmen will love it, lots of unusual plants to keep all interested. Japanese garden a sparkling gem, you have to see the fish. Take your...More

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Emma T, Owner at Apple Court Garden and Nursery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks so much for your review - you are right, there are so many lovely plants to capture on camera! We're really glad you enjoyed the cake too. Did you spot the baby fish?

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Certainly not one of the largest of gardens, as only an acre. However, quite amazing how so much has been achieved in what is really a limited space. It’s divided very much into garden rooms and for those with yet much smaller gardens, it enables...More

Thank Non M
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Emma T, Owner at Apple Court Garden and Nursery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for reviewing Apple Court Garden - what an accurate description of the design here! We hope you come and visit us again soon.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

My wife and I only live about 25 minutes from Apple Court Gardens, but had never heard of this place until we saw it listed in the BBC Gardener's World 2 for 1 booklet. As we were looking for somewhere to go for a couple...More

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Emma T, Owner at Apple Court Garden and Nursery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you Gordon - we're glad you found us through the Gardeners World booklet! "Hidden delight" is exactly how we would describe the garden too! I'm also very glad you found the nursery selection interesting too. Please visit again soon.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Visited this lovely garden which is tucked away off the A337 in Hordle Lane and is well signposted to get you there. It's a plant lover and gardeners paradise, with has a Japanese Gardem & Koi carp pond, and several small gardens to walk through...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

A very pretty and interesting place to visit with several garden ‘rooms’. Gradually being restored and improved by the newest owners with care and dedication. Coffee and cake in a peaceful setting.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We found this place by accident and we were very pleased that we did. It is excellently laid out with something round every corner to capture the eye. This was Autumn and it still looked very good with a lot of plants still in flower...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

While a smallish garden it contains many ideas almost any gardener could use or learn from. The new owners are developing the established gardens and it's good to see how they have progressed. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Rosie L
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this lovely gem of a garden on a Sunday. The different types of gardening styles contrast well with each other. The lady on the entrance was charming and very welcoming. She also makes the tea and coffee you can purchase. We were particularly...More

2  Thank Celia B
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

My friend and I visited these gardens on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed the pretty setting. Our favourites were the agapanthus and the hydrangeas but everything is just lovely. We received a very warm welcome from the new owner and she is obviously very passionate about...More

3  Thank DEBORAH P
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Andrew S
7 June 2017|
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Response from Jackson2006 | Property representative |
Hi Andrew, I'm afraid we have a no dog policy, apart from guide dogs. Your dog can, however, wait in the car park, with some water, in the shade.
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