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. 

We believe passionately in selling and supporting the work of 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 career that they love. 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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This month sees artist Claire Henley take centre stage in our main window with her beautiful exhibition "Land & Sea".

Claire's work is playful and bright, conveying a lifelong love of the sea "I still get ridiculously excited when I get that first glimpse!" she says. Her parents retired to Dorset, so the county is well known and special to her. "

My work isn't intended to have any deep meaning, in fact people tell me it just makes them feel happy - and that's good! If I'm painting a real location I want to capture the atmosphere rather than aiming for a totally accurate representation of it - hoping to convey the wind and the sun and the memory of being there".

Alongside Claire we have a new textile artist Louise Nichols.  She creates original pieces of work in her studio, lino printing her designs onto mainly linens and cotton fabrics. She then layers on other fabrics & adds all of the detail by hand and occasionally machine.

Complimenting both Claire and Louise we have driftwood boats from Merope Pease, ceramics from Kara Leigh Ford and Neil Tregear, textiles and ceramics from Mollie Bortherton and a fab French Bistro Set from Oakland Collectibles!