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English Gardens: Mapperton Beckons

Mapperton Fountain Court Tiered Topiary Photo © Alice Joyce

The historic landscaped gardens of …

Mapperton Fountain Court Tiered Topiary Photo © Alice Joyce

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Picturesque Gardens of Mapperton .. West Dorset

Mapperton Gardens, Lawn, Topiary Photo © Alice Joyce

The Dorset landscape of Mapperton House and Gardens is especially wondrous on a late-Spring or summertime ramble. Considered to be one of Britain’s outstanding manor houses, Mapperton is distinguished by a warm, honeyed Ham stone facade; hearkening to the Elizabethan era, the architecture was altered to a grander scale in the late 1600s. A highlight of the entrancing grounds is a formal Italianate garden constructed in the 1920s. Presently the family estate of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton gives rise to this Fountain Court of exquisite beauty.

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