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Mapperton Gardens

A Jacobean manor house (c1660) with an 'Italian' garden laid out in the 1920s. There are some interesting features: an orangery, a croquet lawn, topiary, fish ponds and a shrub garden. Pevsner wrote that 'there can hardly be anywhere a more enchanting manorial group than Mapperton. The garden was used for TV productions of Emma and Tom Jones.

Mapperton Gardens, Mapperton, Beaminster, Dorset, England, DT8 3NR

March to October. Daily except Saturdays. Open 11am to 5pm.

Adult £4.50

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  • over 7 years by J.SINCLAIR 4 / 5

    A magical compact 'secret' garden in a stunning peaceful location. Wonderful trees and thoughtful planting, with plenty of shady places to sit and contemplate.

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Fountain Court, Mapperton Garden Photograph © Mapperton/George Wright
Front Courtyard, Mapperton Garden Photograph © Mapperton