Rose season

The National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses flower just once a year, creating a glorious spectacle in our walled gardens.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

You'll be met with unsurpassed fragrance and colour from thousands of roses, which reach their peak in June.

Created by Graham Stuart Thomas - one of the most important figures in 20th-century British horticulture - in the 1970s, our walled gardens were chosen to house many varieties that may otherwise have become extinct.

You'll find over 500 varieties of this special flower here, complemented by big herbaceous borders which provide changing displays from June-September.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Mottisfont

Prices

Book tickets for Standard price Standard price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
Book tickets for June (high season) price June (high season) price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.00 £14.50
Child £8.00 £7.25
Family £40.00 £36.25
Group Adult N/A £11.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members and under 5s.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The rose collection is located in the Walled Garden, at the top of the main drive.
What to bring and wear
The walled gardens are enclosed, and can get very hot on sunny days. Please come prepared with appopriate clothing and keep hydrated.
Accessibility
Paths throughout the walled gardens, a little narrow in places but there is an access-friendly route throughout. Assistance dogs only in the walled gardens.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 June 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Mottisfont
Email
mottisfont@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01794 340757

Upcoming events

Rose season

Wed 28 Jun 2017
10:00-17:00
The National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses flower just once a year, creating a glorious spectacle in our walled gardens.

Discovering Britain: the Shell Heritage Art Collection exhibition

Wed 28 Jun 2017
11:00-17:00
Iconic images of the British landscape, commissioned by Shell for their highly successful advertising campaigns from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Romsey Festival - afternoon recitals

Mon 03 Jul 2017
14:30-17:00
Enjoy free live music every weekday around the house and grounds, courtesy of Romsey Festival. Classical guitar, folk music, a harpsichord recital and more.

Outdoor theatre: Northanger Abbey

Wed 12 Jul 2017
19:00-21:30
Heartbreak Productions bring Jane Austen's gothic parody to life.

The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler family trail

Sat 15 Jul 2017
10:00-17:00
Explore our grounds with a fun family trail accompanying our Gruffalo and Friends exhibition.

The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler exhibition

Sat 15 Jul 2017
11:00-17:00
See some of Axel Scheffler's best-loved illustrations, from the Gruffalo to Stick Man, in this family friendly exhibition.