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Mottistone Manor Garden

Isle of Wight
PO30 4EA

01983 741302

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Family Fun Day: Tuesday 26 Oct. 11am - 4pm.
Join in the fun at Mottistone Manor Garden with a special day of family activities competing against others in your group to see who can score the most points. In the past these have included feeding the polar bear, penalty shoot-outs and croquet. Come along and discover what challenges the Head Gardener has set for you this year. Normal admission. National Trust members free.


  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Children's Quiz Trail
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Family Activity Packs
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Car & Coach Parking
  • Groups Welcome
  • Organic Kitchen Garden
  • Plant Sales
  • Rare Plants
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Tea Garden


OPEN 14TH MARCH - 31ST OCTOBER 2010 Sundays to Thursdays 11am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm or dusk if earlier)

Mottistone Manor Garden which is owned by the National Trust, is one of the most peaceful and magical gardens on the Isle of Wight. The garden, with its gentle grassy slopes and terraces afford distant views to the sea and is full of delights and surprises. Surrounding an attractive Elizabethan manor house (not open) and set in an idyllic sheltered valley, the garden boasts colourful borders and an organic vegetable plot overseen by a resident scarecrow.

Mottistone has been chosen by the Trust to trial different plants to see how well they adapt to our changing climate so as well as traditional plants you will fine banana, ginger lilies and Aloe vera to name but a few. The herbaceous borders contain drought resistant plants - in fact nothing is watered at Mottistone except the vegetables in the kitchen garden! The many other surprises at Mottistone Manor Garden include a young olive grove and a traditional tea garden set alongside The Shack - a unique cabin retreat designed as their country drawing office by the architects John Seely (2nd Lord Mottistone) and Paul Paget. Mottistone´s cast of Flowerpot characters enchants visitors of all ages, and there are delightful walks from the garden onto the downs and the Longstone across the adjoining Mottistone Estate.

Mottistone Manor Garden is on the B3399 between Brighstone and Brook.

Mobility information: Parking in main car park. Steps from car park to entrance. Disabled visitors may be dropped off at the pedestrian entrance before parking. Grounds partly accessible, loose gravel paths, steep slopes, some steps. Some visitors may require assistance from their companion. One wheelchair available. Photograph album. Refreshments at level entrance. Easy-grip cutlery.

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