Leaming's Run Gardens
Leaming's Run Gardens is a charming series of flower gardens nestled into acres of native woodlands in Cape May County, New Jersey. The shady path leads you past beautiful vistas created by the themed flower plantings. Benches are provided along the way as you are invited to enjoy the scenery at your own pace. The gardens were created by the Aprill family to preserve the centuries old woodlands and wetlands that are home to many rare native plants, and to create a relaxing place for visitors to escape from the pace of modern life.
Looks like it is now closed. Sign is no longer hanging up and gate was closed.
Neat little trail, but needs a lot of work. I remember coming here as a kid and it seems a bit run down since then.
Not a grand formal garden, but a well layed out walk through the woods with small surprises around each turn. Peaceful and lovely.
Leaming's Run gardens A lovely little family owned and operated garden, on a historic property. Thomas Leaming built a home for his wife (Hannah, a great grand daughter of of John and Elizabeth Howland of the Mayflower) in 1706. They raised their 7 children there. The house still stands on the property and has been continuously occupied for 309 years, over 200 of them in the Leaming family. The property was bought in the 1970's by the Jack Aprill and his wife who raised their 4 sons in the Thomas Leaming house and slowly turned the heavily wooded land into acres of garden, ponds nature preserve and humming bird haven. The lovely garden is now maintained, almost singlehandedly by Jack"s charming daughter in law, Missy, who discovered years after living and working there, that she is a direct descendent of Thomas and Hannah Leaming!
Very quiet place