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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Current Window

With summer just around the corner we thought we should give the weather a little nudge with a very colourful, bright and summery window.

Erica Sturla creates colourful and vibrant scenes and figurative artwork from polymer clay.  Three-dimensional characters are set against a painted canvas background to creatre unique scenes that bring a little light-hearted charm to the dullest wall!

She has created a series of pieces that explore the iconic locations of Purbeck and the World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast in her recognisable style.

Alongside Erica we have Merope Pease with her gorgeous driftwood sculptures all made from boats that she's come across on her walks on the wild Northumberland coast.

Lynn Muir's driftwood characters have been a huge hit at the gallery and her work will most certainly bring a smile to your face as you build a story around the wonderful people that she has made from her finds on the north Cornwall coastline.

Finally Seth Draper makes his coastal inspired artwork & sculptures using a mixture of recycled baked bean tins, driftwood and other bits of flotsam & jetsam he finds along the shoreline.