How to guides
Have you ever wanted to have a go at brewing your own cider, making a rose arch or reading a compass? Follow one of our many how to guides and become an expert in something new in no time
You can celebrate Easter while feeling connected to nature even when you’re at home with our fun and creative Easter egg at home trail.
Follow these steps to build your own nesting box to attract bees to your garden.
Discover some top tips to help you improve your chances of spotting and identifying feathered friends in the British countryside.
At Mottisfont, we love to recycle our garden waste where possible. Trimmings from the lime walk are perfect for crafting, as they're brightly coloured and pliable. We're offering bundles that you can pick up for a suggested donation - why not make your own twig heart to give as a Valentine's Day gift, or for your own decoration?
Lauren Guthrie shows you how to make your own thermal curtains, which will help keep your home warm, saving energy and money.
Christmas doesn't have to be a drain on the planet. By reducing waste, shopping locally and helping the community, you can have a joyful festive season - without the carbon footprint. Here are our tips for a greener Christmas.
Learn how to care for your most precious belongings, from wedding dresses and family photos to heirloom silver and porcelain with these handy guides compiled by our conservation experts.
Jonny Bass, Head Gardener at Mottisfont, explains how to make your own rose arch in an easy step by step guide.
Why not add a splash of colour to the garden and provide a tasty snack for local bees and insects at the same time? Get little hands stuck in with these easy wildflower seed balls that you can just toss into the flowerbeds.
Area Ranger Cat Hadler looks after the countryside of South West Hampshire, and loves to forage for wild ingredients. Every autumn, she'll be found in Mottisfont's Millenium Orchard and the surrounding woodlands gathering ripe apples and crab apples to make cider. Here's her step-by-step guide to creating your own.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you to conquer tree-climbing safely. All you need is your courage, good grip and sense of adventure.
Finding your way with a map and compass may seem tricky at first, but with this quick and easy guide, you'll be on the right track in no time at all.