This excellent garden is dominated by a fine 17th century manor house.
The Jacobean house with Tudor features was built in the 1660s and has a classical north front.
All Saints Church forms the south wing opening to the courtyard and stables.
The gardens descend a valley through terraces.
The upper garden is Italianate with an orangery, topiary and formal borders. Formal paths and steps lead down to fish ponds. The two long pools are surrounded by topiary, statues and urns.
During the last 40 years a shrubbery and woodland have been established.
Many unusual statues are to found scattered in the gardens.
Mapperton is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with superb views of woodland and the Dorset hills.