Mottisfont

Important notice -

To avoid disappointment please book your in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. If you do not book we cannot guarantee admission. House Open Wednesday to Sunday only.

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

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Please book ahead before visiting

We've introduced advance booking to keep everyone safe and maintain social distancing. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. However, where space is available on weekdays, pre-booking may not always be necessary. The House, Shop, Garden and Coach House Cafe and second hand bookshop are open. The car park and toilet facilities are also open. Please check opening times to find out opening hours for each area of the site.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Mottisfont (19 July - 25 July)

Sat 24 Jul 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Mottisfont.

Timed entry to Mottisfont (26 July - 1 Aug)

Mon 26 Jul 2021
10:00-16:00
Book your timed entry to visit Mottisfont.
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Things to see and do

A hedgehog illustration from the Ladybird book 'What To Look For In Summer’

A British Summerscape: Mottisfont, Hampshire  

Discover original artworks and contemporary illustrations, from the Ladybird Books collection, spanning 60 years of Ladybird classics. Eighteen original watercolours from Ladybird’s 1950s and 1960s book series ‘What To Look For In Summer’ are on show for nature lovers to explore at Mottisfont this summer, offering a delightful new perspective on the world. Outside, in the gardens’ beech tree circle, a unique outdoor gallery space has been created to host local artist Natasha Durley’s vibrant digital illustrations for the new Ladybird edition of What to Look For In Summer. Opens 24 July 2021.

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Eating and shopping

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History

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Our work

A flock of Wiltshire Horn sheep at Stockbridge Down, Hampshire

Spring on Stockbridge Down 

We carry out conservation grazing on Stockbridge Down, which helps prevent scrub from taking over the chalk grassland areas. This allows for a greater variety of plant species, which benefits the local wildlife. The results of our conservation grazing are on display with carpets of colourful wildflowers.

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Join or give

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Art and collections