This exceptional property is named after the County Applegarth in Dumfriesshire in Scotland. Herbert Wilson (the originator of the Gardens) married a young girl from this County. To make her feel at home here he named the property Applegarth and built a stone house like the houses in Scotland with which she would have been familiar. The property was essentially a retreat for the Wilson family. Mr Wilson was the founder of the Wilson-Rowntree chocolate and sweet factory (now Nestle's) in East London.