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Enchanting garden set in a sheltered valley

Set in a sheltered valley this magical garden is full of surprises, with shrub-filled banks, hidden pathways and colourful herbaceous borders.

Surrounding an attractive Elizabethan manor house this 20th-century garden is experimenting with a Mediterranean-style planting scheme to take advantage of its southerly location.

Other surprises include a young olive grove, a small organic kitchen garden and a traditional tea garden set alongside The Shack, a unique cabin retreat designed as their summer drawing office by architects John Seely (2nd Lord Mottistone) and Paul Paget.

There are also delightful walks across the adjoining Mottistone Estate.

Spring at Mottistone

Wonderful show of bluebells in the Mottistone woods

Come and see our glorious magnolias and camelias at Mottistone Gardens in March through to April.  In April and May, enjoy carpets of bluebells and tree blossom.

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

2014 Cadbury Easter Egg Trail Logo

Join us on Easter Sunday, 5 April for a Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. Become an Eggsplorer and find the clues hidden round the garden to solve the puzzle and claim your chocolate egg. 

  • 10:30am - 4pm
  • £1.50 per trail sheet

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Discover more about our special places © John Millar

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There's more to explore on the Isle of Wight

Make a day of it, or longer, on the Isle of Wight. As well as Mottistone Manor Garden we look after another four places across the island plus many acres of beautiful countryside. With sweeping sandy beaches, great cliff-top views and miles of wonderful walks, the island has lots to offer.