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Important notice -

Please pre-book your parking space to guarantee entry before 3.30pm during rose season (30 May - 2 July). For more information about booking and our extended opening hours, visit the rose season page below. The house is closed 30 May - 3 July.

A romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens

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What's on

Upcoming events

Rose season at Mottisfont

Tue 28 Jun 2022
10:00-20:00
Our walled gardens are home to the extraordinary National Collection of pre-1900 old-fashioned roses, which reach their peak in early summer. Booking essential if visiting before 3.30pm from 30 May - 2 July.

Little People, BIG DREAMS exhibition and trail

Sat 23 Jul 2022
10:00-17:00
Saturday 23 July – Sunday 4 September: this summer, a new exhibition and activity trail at Mottisfont celebrates some of the world’s most outstanding people.
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Things to see and do

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Eating and shopping

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History

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Wildlife

A pearl bordered fritillary butterfly on speedwell flowers

Butterflies on Stockbridge Down 

Over 40 species of butterfly thrive at Stockbridge Down. Declining varieties such as the Duke of Burgundy and pearl-bordered fritillary can be spotted here, encouraged through careful habitat management.

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Join or give

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Groups

A group having a laugh on a visit to Igthham Mote

Arrange a group visit 

Whether you're looking to take in one of our exhibitions, discover our history or simply stroll through beautiful gardens, we'll ensure that your group has a great day out.

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Art and collections

An oil painting of Lake Como by the artist Derek Hill

The Derek Hill Collection 

We're home to a collection of 20th-century art, including works by L.S. Lowry, Barbara Hepworth and Graham Sutherland. They were gifted to us by the artist Derek Hill, in memory of a long friendship with last owner Maud Russell.