Our work

Looking after Mottisfont

We are always working hard to make Mottisfont the best it can be

We are always working hard to make Mottisfont the best it can be

From 18th-century landscapes to delicate paintings, we have a lot to look after here at Mottisfont. All our teams work hard to protect and preserve this wonderful place for future generations to enjoy. Our conservation assistants in the house are always busy cleaning and conserving our collections, while our gardens team is often to be seen tending our historic gardens and streams, as well as our world-famous collection of old roses.

As well as preserving our past we are working hard to make this special place even more enjoyable with our Transforming Mottisfont program, which includes projects like Wild Play, Storyscape and new visitor facilities.

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Shadow of gardener pruning the roses at Mottisfont, Hampshire

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Conserving our past

Conservation in action by a work experience student at Mottisfont

Every day the house team do their regular conservation checks. Daily tasks include looking for pests, checking light levels and delicately cleaning the collection.

Tending our garden

Planting the 6500 annuals that make up the summer borders takes all day

Our gardens team can always been found around the grounds, lovingly looking after the lawns, flower beds and walks.

Caring for our estate

The woodland on the Mottisfont estate

Our countryside team look after 500 acres of estate around Mottisfont, protecting delicate ecosystems and habitats for our local wildlife.

We've got big plans to make Mottisfont even more special © Sylvaine Poitau/National Trust Magazine

We've got big plans to make Mottisfont even more special

Transforming Mottisfont

Over the next few years, we’ll be creating a bright, warm welcome through new visitor facilities and a range of projects designed to bring our hidden stories to life. Families will also be able to climb, run and splash around on wild play features as they get outdoors and closer to nature.

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