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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.
Dazzling displays of colour
Throughout autumn, Mottisfont becomes ablaze with vibrant colour as reds, oranges and gold shades fill the grounds as the leaves change on our stately plane and beech trees.
Make the most of this season - set off around the grounds for a tranquil walk or join us for a free guided walk by one of our brilliant volunteer outdoor guides.
From 20 September
Go behind the scenes and explore newly opened spaces at Mottisfont this autumn, discovering untold stories as part of our new project, Storyscape.
Some of the spaces are already open including the potting shed and the new play areas. But come back to see more, including the opening up of the servants corridor in the house.
Mottisfont Open Show 2014
27 September - 16 November
Come and see a brilliant selection of work in our biggest ever Open Show, featuring beautiful local scenes, lovely landscapes and wildlife imagery.
There are portraits and sculptures, paper butterflies and embroideries and works in a wide range of media; from plaster, resin and light to oils, watercolours, prints and textiles and even smoke!
Autumn is perfect for a stroll through crisp fallen leaves and discovering more about the environment and wildlife around us. This is why we have planned some brilliant events to make the most of getting outdoors this season. Here's what's coming up:
Mottisfont Woodland Walks: 17 & 30 September, 1pm.
Free outdoor guided walks: every day, just ask at Visitor Reception when you visit
To book on to any of our events, just call 01794 340757.
A Place for Art
Artist Louise O'Reilly has spent three months at Mottisfont, researching the early history of the priory and immersing herself in the world of medieval illustration and map-making.
Her work is now being displayed in the East Porch, opposite the Kitchen Cafe.