Mapperton Gardens is a unique valley garden in West Dorset, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The gardens surround the Jacobean manor house, stable blocks, dovecote and All Saints Church.For travelers who use our world travel planner, Beaminster holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mapperton House & Gardens and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Below the Orangery and croquet lawn is an Italianate formal garden with fountains, topiary, grottoes, ponds and stone statuary, laid out in the 1920s. Beyond this is a summer house overlooking two fish ponds leading to the Wild Garden.
The Coach House café opens daily during the season for coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas. It is also licensed and sells a selection of wines, ciders and beers.
The gardens make an ideal setting for events, civil weddings, marquee receptions and photography. The Coach House café is also available for private functions.
There is wheelchair access to the top levels of the garden, plants for sale and a gift shop.
Advance tickets for the Garden with £2 discount are available on our website: mapperton.com.
Mapperton House & Gardens Reviews
Mapperton House and gardens are a delight. The formal gardens which lead down to an ornamental pool perfectly compliments this stunning Jacobean property. A very enjoyable garden visit. more »
We had prebooked and as stated on the website there wasn’t anyone checking tickets. It was close to 11 am when we got there so the garden was very quiet. We didn’t have any sunshine on the day we... more »
A great day out! First visit to beautiful sunken gardens with ponds and lovely walks. House tour very informative. The Coach House was a great place for a coffee stop on arrival and a cream tea before leaving! Lovely friendly staff. Also a little gift shop. Plenty of parking. Will go again.
Wonderful place to visit We arrived and booked our tour of the house at 1 We then had a lovely pot of tea in the cafe. When we finished that we had time to start a look around the Gardens ( absolutely amazing) 1 came and we headed for our tour of the house, very informative! After we carried on with the rest of the Gardens ( although you definitely need to get there early to be able to experience all the Gardens) Later we finished the day with a Cream Tea ( Mmm)
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