Mapperton House


Prologue

 

 

The garden’s of Mapperton house in Dorset are one of the regions most unique and romantic gardens. Mapperton began as a formal Edwardian Italianate garden where nature has been allowed to encroach and soften its sharp edges. Like a creation from a fairy tale it unfolds down the valley, seamlessly becoming one with the rolling countryside.

A visit to Mapperton will take you through formal gardens and then gently into the woods and countryside. A variety of walks can take you for miles around in the beautiful Dorset countryside, some leading to spots where the English Channel can be seen, only five miles away.

Visitors at the right time of year can also visit the Jacobean house, still owned by the Earl of Sandwich and All Saints Church, dating from the twelfth century. Check the website for detailed opening hours.