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Mottistone Gardens

Mottistone, Brighstone PO30 4EA, England
+44 1983 741302
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Colourful gardens

We spent several hours here in these lovely National Trust gardens and were surprised at the amount... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
eric184
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Essex, United Kingdom
beautiful peaceful gardens

This is an exquisite garden with all the elements so well laid out and tended, it is a reminder of... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2017
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“tea garden” (26 reviews)
“manor house” (16 reviews)
“national trust” (35 reviews)
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Mottistone, Brighstone PO30 4EA, England
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+44 1983 741302
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We spent several hours here in these lovely National Trust gardens and were surprised at the amount of colour at this time of year (October). The dahlias and alstroemeria were especially beautiful and there were lots of shrubs to admire. There are also many sub...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is an exquisite garden with all the elements so well laid out and tended, it is a reminder of how gardens were in the past, with relaxing, formal and useful areas. The house and garden are nestled into a steep sheltered valley, which makes...More

Thank shellReading
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

A well spent two hours of peace and tranquillity in beautifully, laid out and constructed gardens. Even in the middle of September there was a profusion of colourful flowers and shrubs in interesting areas Bees were buzzing, birds had regained their songs after the moult...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Mottistone was a real find, with a perfectly constructed garden of many elements. Formal, cottage, fruit & veg, and naturalised all welded together in a perfect combination. A very good tea room as well. The surrounding countryside adds to the overall charm.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

The herbaceous borders were just gently buzzing with bees, a wonderful sound. The whole garden is so well tended and really interestingly planted with several different rooms/areas, all enjoying this wonderfully tranquil setting. The house is a delightful building, sitting so well on the plot,...More

Thank MrsAverage
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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to visit for a couple of hours. Beautiful flower borders. Not really suitable for this with mobility problems.

Thank avidtraveller-Pen
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

thoroughly enjoyed visiting these stunning gardens which were a blaze of colour and were being tended by 4 dedicated volunteers when we visited at the end of September. Would love to see inside the house when opened twice a year only. Superior to Osborne House...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Beautiful peaceful garden. Well worth a visit if you have the slightest interest in gardening. Different areas show very different types of planting - sub-tropical in the lower garden, a rose garden, the herbaceous border area and, my favourite, the organic kitchen garden with it’s...More

Thank Phil187059
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Gardens were lovely. Initial part is fairly flat but it's very steep as you get further back. Isn't huge but very nice. If you can make it to the steeper parts there are some nice views but they aren't worth needing oxygen for.

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

This NT garden is quite pleasant to stroll around but you can cover the whole thing in half an hour. The house is not open to the public, so if we weren't NT members (so free to get in) we would have been disappointed I...More

Thank Stuart B
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Grant A
24 September 2017|
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Response from Kathryn W | Property representative |
Hi I'm sorry but the Tea Garden is within the Gardens and there is a charge for entering the Gardens so you would need to pay the entrance fee or be a National Trust Member to enter the Gardens. Kathryn Wilson Visitor... More
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Lynne F
15 June 2017|
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Response from Kathryn W | Property representative |
Hi, yes you can use a mobility scooter but we do have a wheelchair if this is easier.
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