A famous garden at Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire

The rose garden in June at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Probably the most famous Rose Garden in England, the walled garden in June is full of beautiful, old-fashioned roses and the perfect place to spend a heavenly scented, early summer’s afternoon.

The nucleus of the collection belonged to Graham Stuart Thomas, who designed the rose garden here in the early 1970s and there are now over 500 varieties. The wonderful herbaceous borders that complement them are also his design.
The rest of the extensive gardens at Mottisfont are designed to delight throughout the year with pleasure grounds, formal lawns, fine trees, riverside walks and a winter garden.