Celebrating the roses

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.

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

On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 6 – 22 June our gardens are open until 8pm (last entry 7pm), with live music from the FB Pocket Orchestra on Friday evenings.

Prices

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

Prices

Standard price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £18.15 £16.50
Child £9.10 £8.25
Family £45.40 £41.25
Group Adult N/A £12.70
Peak price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £19.25 £17.50
Child £9.65 £8.75
Family £48.15 £43.75
Group Adult N/A £12.70
Off-peak price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £14.85 £13.50
Child £7.45 £6.75
Family £37.15 £33.75
Group Adult N/A £12.70

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
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

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:

  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 Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members, Art Fund members and under 5s.

Peak prices apply for June (rose season), and bank holidays (Easter Friday/Monday, August, and May).

Off-peak prices apply every day from 3.30pm (including the evening openings during rose season), and when there are limits to our offer (for example, when the house or gallery are closed). 

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The rose collection is located in the walled gardens, 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
17 June 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Available
18 June 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Available
19 June 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Available
20 June 2019 09:00 - 20:00 Available
21 June 2019 09:00 - 20:00 Available
22 June 2019 09:00 - 20:00 Available
23 June 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Available
24 June 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Available
25 June 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Available
26 June 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Available
27 June 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Available
28 June 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2019 09:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Celebrating the roses

Mon 17 Jun 2019
09:00-17:00
The National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses flower just once a year, creating a glorious spectacle in our walled gardens.

'A Good Year for the Roses' exhibition - The Caravan Gallery

Mon 17 Jun 2019
10:00-17:00
An outdoor exhibition of quirky, colourful portraits taken in our famous rose gardens during summer 2018.

Exhibition: Plants Portrayed

Mon 17 Jun 2019
11:00-17:00
A selection of contemporary botanical illustrations from the collection of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Exhibition: For the Time Being

Mon 17 Jun 2019
11:00-17:00
Ceramics, prints and artist books from a one-year residency by artists Eileen White and Suna Imre.

Beano Time Travellers activity trail

Sat 20 Jul 2019
10:00-17:00
Whizz back to Mottisfont’s past with favourite Beano characters on an exclusive trail created for us by the comic.

Beano Time Travellers exhibition

Sat 20 Jul 2019
11:00-17:00
Travel through Beano’s history of mischief and mayhem in this vibrant new exhibition.