Mapperton Spring Plant Sale

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 for adults, children free. Entry to the House and Gardens is extra.


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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 and delicious cakes will be available. Entrance is £4.50. Children free.

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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 and light refreshments are available. Admission £3. A percentage of the entry fee will be donated to Weldmar Hospice, Dorchester. More information at



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Snowdrop Sundays herald the coming of spring

Snowdrops – they’re only tiny, but here at Mapperton we love them because they are one of the first signs of spring!

We want to share them on our two popular Snowdrop Sundays on 5 and 12 February 2017.

The humble Galanthus nivalis (that’s ancient Greek and Latin for milk-white flower of snow) is among the first of the flowers to show their face.

Come to the Gardens and see the carpet of white spreading under the beech trees and alongside the paths in the spring garden.

The daffodils should be on their way too and velvety buds are appearing on the trees.

Snowdrop Sundays – two chances to visit

The Gardens will be open from 11am to 4pm on each of the Snowdrop Sundays.

Admission is £4.50 for adults and under-16s can come in for free. Proceeds will support the National Gardens Scheme and Perennial, the gardeners’ charity.

Thanks to the volunteers from the National Gardens Scheme locally, tea, coffee and a wonderful array of cakes will be available in the cosy Sawmill Café.

Don’t miss the chance to see the back of winter and join us soon.

“All the snow will melt; the cold winds will be driven away; we shall rule; all will become green, and then you will have companions, syringas, laburnums, and roses; but you are the first, so graceful, so delicate!” 

Extract from The Snowdrop, by Hans Christian Andersen.