Things to Do


The home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich, Mapperton is only a few miles from Netherbury. It has a beautiful gardens, an old manor house and a cafe. Mapperton is also open to the public at certain times of the year under the National Garden Scheme (NGS),


Beaminster Museum is a local history museum covering Beaminster and the surrounding villages – open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Bank Holiday Mondays: 10.30 – 1.00 pm & 2.00 – 4.30 pm. Sundays: 2.00 – 4.30 pm, from April until the end of  October 2012. Admission £2, accompanied children (under 14) Free.

There are two special exhibitions each year; the first generally starting in April and ending in July with the second one ending in October.

National Garden Scheme

The following gardens in or near Netherbury are open to the public on published dates under the National Garden Scheme (NGS):

Mill House, Netherbury – Several small gardens arranged around the Mill, stream and pond, including a formal walled garden, terraced flower garden and mill stream garden. Emphasis on scented flowers, hardy geraniums, lilies and water irises.

The Old Rectory, Netherbury – Approx 5 acres surrounding c16th Rectory. Formal courtyard, bog garden with stream and pond, wild flower meadows and orchards. A number of large mature trees incl ancient yews and massive ginko. Beech house.

Slape Manor, Netherbury – River valley garden, extensive lawns and lake. Azaleas, rhododendrons, large clump Phyllostachys Boryana nigra and specimen trees.

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