CategoryIsle of Wight Attractions
Additional FeaturesChildren's Quiz Trails
Family Discovery Packs
Organic Kitchen Garden
Special Offers* GARDEN TOUR Tuesday 13th May, 2.30pm: Join the Head Gardener for a tour of these lovely gardens. Normal admission price plus £1.
* MANOR HOUSE OPEN ONE DAY ONLY Monday 26th May: please see below for details.
* FAMILY FUN DAY Wednesday 28th May 11am - 4.30pm.
THE 21ST (and last!) MOTTISTONE JAZZ
Saturday 26th July, 6.30pm-11pm
Tickets priced £18.50 on sale from Brighstone National Trust shop (phone 01983 740689), Wightlink island ferry terminals and the IW County Press shop in Newport.
TO MAKE A GROUP BOOKING FOR THE GARDENS Please contact the Assistant Property Manager on 01983 741020 or email [email protected] for further details.
Special group rate available for pre-booked groups of 15+
DescriptionMottistone Manor Garden, which is owned by the National Trust, is one of the most peaceful and magical gardens on the Isle of Wight. 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).
The garden is the National Trust's most southerly dry garden and has been selected to test the effects of climate change by trialling plants from the Mediterranean zone.
There is a small, but thriving organic kitchen garden overseen by a resident scarecrow and a plant sales area.
The Shack which is situated in the tea-garden is an unusual example of Modern Movement design, a treasure waiting to be discovered.
There is plenty for the whole family to enjoy at Mottistone Manor Garden (see Additional Features, above). There are also delightful walks onto Mottistone Down and to the Longstone across the adjoining Mottistone estate.
Mottistone Manor Garden Opening Times
Mar 16 - Nov 2 2008: Open every day (except Fri & Sat) 11am - 5.30pm.
Closes dusk if earlier. House open second May Bank Holiday Monday (26th May) 2pm 5.30pm. Guided tours for National Trust members on that day, 10am 12noon. Additional charges apply. Last admission 30mins before closing.