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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.
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.
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!
Make the most of getting out and about, enjoying the beautiful scenery this season. 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 some brilliant themed events lined up for you, including special orchard walks and Wild Bushcraft, to keep you entertained this autumn.
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.