Mottisfont, Hampshire in winter

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens


Things to see and do


What's on

Upcoming events

Exhibition: Thelwell: Ponies and Places

Fri 12 Feb 2016
A major exhibition from the family archives of Norman Thelwell, whose popular cartoons of plump girls on ponies are joined by many other satires of twentieth-century life. Less familiar are Thelwell's beautiful paintings of local landscapes - he...

February half term trail

Sat 13 Feb 2016
Pick up a trail and start your very own imaginary horse trial

Cadbury Easter Egg hunt

Fri 25 Mar 2016
Calling all Eggsplorers! Join us this Easter holiday for lots of family fun.

Exhibition: The Schlee Collection: Drawings from Henry Moore to David Hockney

Sat 23 Apr 2016
A selection of drawings and sketches from a variety of famous twentieth-century artists, alongside some of Mottisfont's own collection of drawings. This major private collection exploring drawing and mark-making was recently donated to...

Countryside Day

Sat 14 May 2016
Join us as we shine a spotlight on the great work our countryside team does in and around the Mottisfont estate

Celebrating the roses

Wed 01 Jun 2016
Join us this month as we celebrate our world-class garden of old roses.

Eating and shopping

Trout tart and asparagus served at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Eating and shopping at Mottisfont 

Why not stop by and treat yourself to a bite to eat at Mottisfont? Don't forget to browse our shop and collection of secondhand books too.



Group on a guided tour, Mottisfont, Hampshire

Arrange a group visit 

Enjoy exploring the estate, take in our exhibitions, discover our rose garden or simply admire the house, we'll ensure that your group has a great day out.



The Cellarium at Mottisfont, Hampshire

The history of Mottisfont 

From humble beginnings as a 13th Century priory to a grand country retreat for London's artistic elite, Mottisfont has a rich and varied past.



River walk at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Looking after the River Test at Mottisfont 

The River Test, which flows through Mottisfont, has shaped the estate through the centuries, binding the history of the house and its people to the landscape.


Our work


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Garden guides at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Come and join us 

Mottisfont has more than 400 volunteers and we're always looking for new members. If you have an interest in gardening, conservation, or baking, find out how you could join us.