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Name Map­per­ton. What An Arts and Crafts-style Ital­ianate gar­den with grot­tos, vis­tas, topi­ary and an or­angery. Where West Dorset. Size 15 acres. Soil Heavy clay in the up­per parts of the gar­den; a lighter silty soil in the val­ley. Cli­mate South-fac­ing with a fairly dry mi­cro­cli­mate and rain off the sea in win­ter. Har­di­ness zone USDA 8b.

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