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5 August 2012

Our first visit to Mapperton gardens.

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The 12th century church of All Saints adjoining Mapperton House.

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Mapperton House. The oldest parts of the house date from the 16th century.

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The croquet lawns.

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The Italianate garden laid out by Mrs Ethel Labouchere in her husband’s memory in the 1920s.

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An alternate view showing the orangery.

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The steps up to the orangery were covered in erigeron.

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There is a lot of symmetry in this formal Italian garden.

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This view shows the steep sides of the valley with the house at a higher level.

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The lower garden contains 17th century fish ponds.

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The summer house and fish ponds.

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Another view of the ponds and summer house.