shakespeare castle theatre

Shakespeare in the Gardens – A Midsummer Night’s Dream on 9 July 2017

The Castle Theatre Company from Durham University present Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Gardens on Sunday 9 July 2017.

Performances will be at 2.30pm and 6.30pm, with the opportunity to enjoy your picnic beforehand. Tickets are £15 for adults; £12 for concessions (senior citizens and under-18s), obtainable from the Beaminster Festival Box Office 01308 862943, boxoffice@beaminsterfestival.com and then from the Mapperton Estate office on 01308 862645, or on the gate.

 

mapperton three inch fools

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 bring a raincoat. We ask that you don’t bring umbrellas as these can obscure the view for other people in the audience. In the event of rain the performance will continue! The performance starts at 2.30pm, picnics welcome from 1pm.

The performance is in the grounds at Mapperton at 2.30pm on Sunday 20 August 2017. Tickets are £15 for adults; £12 for concessions (senior citizens and under-18s), obtainable from the Mapperton Estate office on 01308 862645, or on the gate.

spring plant fair mapperton

Spring Plant Fair – Sunday 9 April 2017

The Spring Plant Fair  is one of the largest in Dorset. With more than 30 specialist stands which include gifts, garden ironware as well as a massive choice of plants, this popular sale is great for plant lovers in the area as well as those who want a gardeners’ day out in fantastic surroundings. Open from 10am to 4pm. Admission £3 in aid of Multiple Sclerosis.
For those who also wish to visit the House and Gardens, £3 will be discounted from the usual admission fee.
easter trail

Easter Garden Trail for children – Easter Monday 17 April

Follow the clues through the gardens on our Easter Monday Trail for children – with a prize at the end! 11am to 3pm on Easter Monday 17 April. Children’s Trail entry £3. Normal garden entry applies for adults.

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Snowdrop Sundays – 5 and 12 February 2017

See the first signs of spring on our Snowdrop Sundays in the gardens here at Mapperton.

Gardens open 11am to 4pm on 5 and 12 February 2017. Teas, coffees and cakes available at the Sawmill Cafe. Admission £4.50, under-16s free. Proceeds will support the National Gardens Scheme and Perennial, the gardeners’ charity.