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Mottisfont, Romsey,
Hampshire, SO51 0LP

01794 340757

01794 341492

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open 7 days a week 10am - 5pm. Closed 24 and 25 December Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes

Appointment only required for special catering or guided tours

House Open for Viewing: Yes

26 Dec - 31st Oct; daily; 11am - 5pm

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

Saturday 11 May Saturday 13 July

Best Times of Year to Visit:

June - September

To see:

Old fashioned Rose collection and herbaceous boarders

Admission Prices

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets): Adult £11 (£9.90), child £5.50 (£4.95), family £26 (£23.40)

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dogs on short lead only.

Garden Features & Events

Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights. Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the gallery and the latest installations by our artists in residence.

Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:

Old fashioned roses, London Plane trees.

Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Star Inn, East Tytherley

Inns & Pubs:

Bear and Ragged Staff , Stoneymarsh

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:


Description of Garden

Set on the west bank of the River Test, Mottisfont Abbey is surrounded by sweeping lawns with ancient trees and walled gardens. A former mediaeval priory, the abbey has been adapted over the centuries by a series of owners. The extensive gardens were remodelled gradually during the 20th century. Norah Lindsay designed a parterre, Geoffrey Jellicoe redesigned the north front with an avenue of limes and an octagon of yews, and the rose garden, situated in the old walled kitchen garden, was designed in 1972 by Graham Stuart Thomas after the National Trust had taken over the property. The garden now contains the National Collection of old fashioned roses, with over 300 varieties.

A particular feature of the grounds are the old trees; one, the great plane, is thought to be the largest of its kind in the country. The rose garden is superb in the evenings during mid-summer.

History Of Garden

2018 Garden Season

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