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A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights. Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the gallery and the latest installations by our artists in residence.

Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round.

Current exhibition

Quentin Blake & Friends

19 July - 14 September

One of the nation’s best-loved artists comes to Mottisfont this summer in a new exhibition of work by Quentin Blake and other leading contemporary children’s illustrators.  See here for more information.

To celebrate, we have a special Mottisfont Golden Ticket competition on our social media. Click the link below to find out more.

The summer isn't over yet...

We still have lots in store for you at Mottisfont

Join us for our big finale event weekend on 30 & 31 August where we have storytellers from the Roald Dahl Museum, lots of fun arts and crafts, including making a giant book - don't miss it!

Also, if you haven't tried our brilliant children's trail yet it's definitely worth picking one up at reception.


Well worth a look...

The lavender at Mottisfont is bursting into life, creating a sea of purple and filling the air with beautiful fragrance.

You will find lavender dotted around the grounds, but we recommend you follow the scent to the north section of the walled garden, and then on to the café to try our tasty lavender shortbread.

Family fun

We have a new children's play area called Wild Play, pick up a map from our Visitor Reception and get jumping, climbing and splashing around with us.

While you are there, grab a free 50 Things booklet and start ticking some brilliant activities off of your list.

A Place for Art

Discover great art this year at Mottisfont

Our new art project is being headed by Louise O'Reilly, a visual artist and illustrator. During her residency she will be fulfilling an early childhood ambition of becoming a medieval illuminator.

Keep up to date with her progress here.

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