Supporting British artists, makers and designers

The Mulberry Tree has been a fixture on Swanage High Street for many years and we're one of the south coast's most popular independent galleries with a passion for all things beautiful and creative. 

At the heart of why we do what we do is that we believe passionately in supporting British artists, makers and designers and in particular those that have a connection with our wonderful county of Dorset. It's a wonderful privilege to be part of their lives and to help them find new audiences for their work and support them in building a sustainable career as an artist and maker. We're lucky to have forged close ties with some of the most talented artists and crafts folk working today in Britain. We're also firm believers in giving, you our lovely customers, fresh inspiration for your homes - it's all about "making your home more beautiful"

We have an in-house framing service run by co-owner Steve who has been a framer for over 25 years, in fact since he left school at 17. We're very proud of our framing reputation and experience and all our frames are made to order. 

Come and visit us or browse our collection online for original paintings, limited edition prints, hand-crafted ceramics,  contemporary craft, custom-made jewellery, lifestyle and homeware products, and our legendary greetings card ranges.

Our tastes are as unique as the individuals we serve so you're bound to find that perfect gift for someone special, be it yourself or a loved one.

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Like many other towns and cities across the UK this time of year its art weeks and open studio time and we're no different here in Swanage where we have both Purbeck Art Weeks and Dorset Art Weeks running from the 26th May - 10th June.

This year we've chosen local artist Ben Spurling to be in our main window with a fabulous new collection of work.

Ben is a firm favourite at the gallery and has been with us for many years and is now married with 2 young children who keep him entertained and busy! This may explain why a lot of the pieces are either at first light or late evening when he can jump on his bike and head out with his painting kit.

The beauty of Ben's work is his revisiting of familiar landscapes and locations across our stunning coastline and countryside and seeing them at different times of year and in different lights - it's amazing how such recognisable scenes can look so diverse and this is the magic that Ben is so able to capture.

Ben's work has proved incredibly popular and graces many a wall across the world and his appearance on BBC Country File a few years ago was great fun.
Along with Ben are the wonderful driftwood sculptures from Merope Pease made from finds on the Northumberland.