Mottisfont

The south-facing front of Mottisfont house, Hampshire, bathed in sunshine

Important notice -

Due to recent weather conditions we won't have an overflow car park for bank holiday. Latest news: heavy rain overnight has left significant areas of surface water in the main car park. The ground underneath is firm, but wellies are advised!

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

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Things to see and do

Upcoming events

May half term trail

Tue 31 May 2016
10:00-17:00
Explore the grounds and complete different drawing challenges with our May half term trail.

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

Tue 31 May 2016
11:00-17:00
Drawings and sketches from famous twentieth-century artists.

Rose season: ask a gardener

Wed 01 Jun 2016
14:00-15:00
Chat to one of our gardeners for expert help and advice.

Outdoor theatre: Murder on the Terrace

Thu 14 Jul 2016
19:00-21:30
An original murder mystery from Heartbreak Productions. Part romp, part farce and a whole lot of fun: can you decipher 'whodunit'?!

Beatrix Potter family trail

Sat 16 Jul 2016
10:00-17:00
Come and explore our grounds and join in with Peter Rabbit and his friends' adventures!

Exhibition: Beatrix Potter: Play and Childhood

Sat 16 Jul 2016
11:00-17:00
A very special exhibition - the only one in the south of England - marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter.
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Eating and shopping

Trout tart and asparagus served at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Eating and shopping at Mottisfont 

Treat yourself to lunch or a tasty snack from one of our cafés while you visit. Whether you’re seeking a full meal or a light bite, we have a variety of different outlets to suit all cravings. Take a look at our shop and plant centre in the Welcome Centre to discover a great range of gifts, and browse for second-hand books in the Stables.

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Groups

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.

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History

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.

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Wildlife

A path beside the river 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.

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Our work

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Get involved

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.