Explore the Mottistone Manor garden
Mottistone Manor garden, which is owned by the National Trust, is one of the most peaceful and magical gardens on the island. Set in a sheltered valley with views to the sea, the gardens with their colourful borders, shrub-filled banks and grassy terraces surround an Elizabethan manor house (tenanted). Drought resistant plants, including those from the Mediterranean zone and Southern Hemisphere are being trialled here to see how they adapt to our changing climate. There are delightful walks onto Mottistone Down and to the Long Stone across the adjoining Mottistone estate. Plus the Shack, unusual example of Modern Movement design.