Explore the gardens & grounds at your leisure during any open day.

An apple tree filled with apples
A view of the house at Applewood from the orchard
Applewood apple tree in 1920
Staff and volunteers picking apples
APPLE ORCHARD

When it came time to name the estate, “Applewood” was a natural choice. With a family history in the apple business, C.S. Mott was enchanted with the property’s apple trees, and he relocated the orchard in front of the house. C.S. selected his favorite varieties, and one Stayman Winesap tree remains of those he originally planted. Today, the orchard has 71 trees representing 29 heirloom varieties, which have tastes and qualities that are rarer among the common varieties found today.

Cut garden at Applewood
Cut garden at Applewood
Cut garden at Applewood
Visitors walk through the cut garden
CUT FLOWER GARDEN

The cut flower garden is filled with colorful flowers used to create arrangements for the house. The garden was originally located next to the tennis court and rose arbors in the lower gardens area of Applewood, and is now located near the Horticultural Support buildings.

Demonstration garden at Applewood
Demonstration Garden at Applewood
Demonstration Garden at Applewood
Demonstration Garden at Applewood
Demonstration Garden at Applewood
DEMONSTRATION GARDEN

In addition to beautiful flowers, the Demonstration Garden includes herbs and vegetables and is planted to provide ideas and inspiration to visitors. The Demonstration Garden also includes La Brezza, a statue that was gifted to Ruth Mott on her 95th birthday. The original vegetable garden filled the lower gardens area of Applewood, and the fresh produce fed the Mott family and their animals.

Perennial Garden at Applewood
Perennial Garden at Applewood
Perennial Garden at Applewood
PERENNIAL GARDEN

A colorful backdrop to the south side of the house, this formal garden has always been filled with flowers that come back every year and bloom from spring through fall. The Perennial Garden contains about 90 varieties of perennials and also includes about 20 beds of annuals.

Roses at Applewood
Rose Garden at Applewood
A girl smelling a rose at Applewood
Rose Garden at applewood
Roses at applewood
ROSE GARDEN

The Rose Garden was originally the site of the Cut Flower Garden. Today, it follows the same layout with gravel walks and grass strips surrounding the beds. It includes 23 varieties of roses as well as beds of annuals and perennials.