Entries by Stephen Banks

Spring Charity Plant Sale – Sunday 15 April 2018

Charity Spring Plant Sale – Sunday 15 April 2018 10am to 4pm. Always a must for keen gardeners, more than 25 stalls from specialist nurseries in the south and west of England will offer a huge choice of plants. The Alzheimer’s Society has been chosen to benefit from shared proceeds. Entry to the sale is £3 […]

Shakespeare in the Gardens – Twelfth Night 15 July 2018

The Castle Theatre Company from Durham University return to Mapperton with an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on Sunday 15 July 2018. Performances are at 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Bring a picnic to enjoy before the performance. Tickets are £15 for adults; £12 for concessions (senior citizens and under-18s), obtainable from the Beaminster Festival Box Office […]

Musical Shakespeare – Hamlet Sunday 19 August 2018

The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors with all manner of musical instruments, travelling with set, props, costumes and camping gear, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare’s plays. This year’s production is Hamlet on Sunday 19 August. We recommend that you bring blankets/chairs to sit on. Do bring […]

Snowdrop Sundays – 4th and 11th February 2018

Join us for our Snowdrop Sundays in the grounds at Mapperton on 4th and 11th February 2018 from 11am to 4pm. Come and walk around the grounds and spot the snowdrops as well as other early signs of spring. The National Gardens Scheme and Perennial, the gardeners’ charity, will benefit from shared proceeds. Coffees, teas […]

Mapperton awarded £140,000 grant for wedding venue conversion

Mapperton Estate has been awarded a grant of almost £140,000 by the Southern Dorset Local Action Group. The LEADER grant of £139,782 will go towards converting a 17th century coach house into a new wedding venue and providing improved facilities for visitors. The project is expected to create seven new jobs at Mapperton House & […]

Autumn Charity Plant Fair – 17 September 2017

It’s time for our Autumn Plant Fair which takes place on Sunday 17 September. 10am to 4pm. It’s a treat for keen gardeners! This sale is well established and is now in its 15th year. With more than 30 specialist nurseries and plant-related stands, including gifts and plant supports, in the courtyard and side garden. Coffee, teas […]

Would you like to join the Mapperton team of volunteers?

A call has gone out for more volunteers to join the team showing off Mapperton House and Gardens to visitors. Guided tours of the Jacobean manor house near Beaminster give small groups of visitors the opportunity to see inside the family home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich. One volunteer is Annemarie Henham, former […]

Musical Shakespeare – Twelfth Night Sunday 20 August 2017

The Three Inch Fools are a five-strong troupe of actors with all manner of musical instruments, travelling with set, props, costumes and camping gear, performing a highly imaginative and vibrantly musical take on Shakespeare’s plays. We recommend that you bring blankets/chairs to sit on. Do bring coats and warm clothing, and if rain is forecast […]

Samuel Pepys exhibit to highlight historic Restoration

Diaries by the 1st Earl of Sandwich and his cousin Samuel Pepys, marking an historic royal moment, will be a highlight for visitors to Mapperton House, this summer. The day King Charles II boarded a ship on the coast of Holland to return from exile on 23 May 1660 was chronicled by both men, who were […]