The Sawmill Cafe at Mapperton will be serving a traditional roast lunch on Remembrance Sunday, 11 November, from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Booking is essential. Free entry to the gardens is included. There will also be a collection of military vehicles in the grounds. Phone 01308 863348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your table.
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In 2016 Mapperton House opens to the general public and specialised groups from Easter Sunday to the end of October, 12 noon to 4pm, Sundays to Thursdays, and we are looking for new volunteer guides to conduct house tours. Volunteers should have a general interest in English history and heritage. Above all they need patience and […]
Mapperton’s Autumn Charity Garden Fair will be held on Sunday 20 September from 10am to 4pm and the selected charity is Yeovil Hospital (Scanner Appeal). This is a particularly good cause and we would like to encourage as many people as possible to support the Fair. Admission: £3 Adults (normally £6), Children under 16 free. […]
Lady Sandwich writes: Peace, serenity, silence, contemplation, quiet, these are the sort of qualities we look for in gardens. They are places where we can lose ourselves in a “green thought in a green shade”. Mapperton has quiet and lovely places for contemplation, and benches specially placed for this. I don’t know how many people […]
Four internationally acclaimed musicians are to perform at two concerts this autumn in All Saints Church, beside Mapperton House. In the first concert on 12th September tenor Mark Padmore will sing Dowland and Schubert, accompanied by guitarist Morgan Szymanski, and on 2nd October Steven Isserlis will play three Bach sonatas accompanied by Maggie Cole on the […]
Lady Sandwich writes: As England is sweltering in a heat wave, I just hope our clematis have got nice cool roots, which is what they want. Clematis come from the temperate zones and don’t want over heating, originating, like so much else, often from China. The wonderful clematis viticella are just coming out in the […]
Lady Sandwich writes: I look round Mapperton gardens in late June and I see climbing and rambling roses all over the place, mostly out of control and definitely out of reach. There are some on the pergola – Emily Gray, Parkdirektor Riggers, Veilchenblau, Blairii No 2; others are scrambling over the Red Wall – Goldfinch, […]
The Pocket Handkerchief tree is dropping its hankies, like Beatrix Potter’s Mrs Tiggywinkle, at the top of the Wild Garden. This tree, davidia involucrata, is named after the famous Père David. Father Armand David (1826–1900, “Père David”), a French Vincentian missionary and keen naturalist living in China, found it first at 6,500 feet and sent dried […]
Lady Sandwich writes: The dogwood or the cornus are common small trees in our English landscape and planted a lot by motorways and in public parks. But two special dogwoods are looking magnificent in the Wild Garden: Cornus controversa variegata and Cornus alternifolia argentea. Go down the main path and on your right you’ll see two […]
What could be the connection between Mapperton and sandwiches? It’s all explained in a little illustrated book called ‘Sandwich Man’ which is now available in our shop. In a word, it was John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who was the first to be seen eating a ‘Sandwich’ in a coffee house in St […]