Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0LP
Explore the beautiful gardens of Mottisfont Abbey
The 19th century garden at Mottisfont Abbey is typical of the period, with sweeping lawns and stands of trees, much in the Capability Brown style. The garden is the result of the work of several well-known garden designers. In 1971 the kitchen garden was developed and holds a collection of roses from rosarian Graham Stuart Thomas, the National Trust´s gardens consultant. Visit in June for the best display. The grounds have a wonderful collection of trees; oaks, chestnuts, beech, hornbeam and more. The huge plane tree, thought to be the largest in the UK covers 1500 square metres.
Mottisfont also has a Historic House:
Mottisfont is part of the following Travel Ideas:
"Set within glorious grounds in the heart of Hampshire, Mottisfont Abbey sits alongside one of the finest chalk streams in the world, the River Test. Its famous walled garden houses the National Collection of old-fashioned roses, but come February the first of the 60,000 spring bulbs break up through the frozen ground. Guided woodland walks are available, allowing you to enjoy the early snowdrop dappled landscape."
"Mottisfont is best known for its roses in summer, but it now has an exciting winter garden too. Planted in 2010, it takes its inspiration from the River Test. Its main feature is a ‘river’ of evergreens, punctuated with clipped box plants that are shaped to resemble rocks in the water. There’s a three-dimensional plant sculpture to wander through, and lots of unusual winter plants too."
Mottisfont is part of the following Travel Ideas based on location:
"Hampshire is a county known to fly somewhat under the radar. Adjacent to Dorset with its beautiful beaches; and Sussex, which contains one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the whole of the UK in Brighton, some might think that Hampshire has nothing to offer. This article will beg to differ and begin to explore some of the best spots, sights and attractions that are an absolute must for anyone wishing to visit the county."
Information on Mottisfont garden , Romsey
|Opening Times:||Garden: 1 Jan to 15 Feb, Daily 10:00-16:00. 16 Feb to 30 Dec, Daily 10:00-17:00. Closed 24-25 Dec. Please see NT website for House opening times.|
|Admission:||NT Members Free. See NT website for admission prices.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Dog Friendly:||Dogs Permitted (Welcome on short leads in most of grounds and garden.)|
|Location:||Take the A3057 to Romsey and follow the brown tourist sign for Hilliers Gardens as far as Timsbury then continue on the A3057. Mottisfont is signposted 1 mile north of Timsbury.|
Children's trails, Coaches welcome, Free parking, Full disabled access, Gift shop, Tearoom, ice-cream parlour
|Parkland / Woodland Acreage:||28|
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