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Mapperton Gardens, Beaminster, Dorset

Mapperton Gardens

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Terraced valley gardens surrounding delightful Tudor/Jacobean manor house, stable blocks, and dovecote and All Saints Church. Pevsner's Dorset Guide says, 'There can hardly be anywhere a more enchanting manorial group than Mapperton'. On upper levels, a walled croquet lawn, then the Orangery and Italianate formal garden with fountains, topiary, grottoes, ponds and herbaceous borders. Below, a seventeenth century summer house, fishponds, topiary and borders. Lower garden with specimen shrubs and rare trees, leading to woodland and spring gardens. Autumn colour, spring bulbs. Used as location in Jane Austen's Emma, Restoration and Tom Jones. Shop with plants, pots and gift items.


Months Open: Weekdays 22 June - 31 July, plus bank holidays
25 May and 31 August, 2-4.30pm (last admissions 4pm)
Other times by appointment
Gardens & All Saints Church: 1 March - 31 October, daily except Saturday 11am - 5pm
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Admission Price: Adults:£4.50
Children: £2
Under 5s free
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Sawmill Café (open from the end of March)

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