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


What's on

Upcoming events

Rose season at Mottisfont

Tue 28 Jun 2022
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
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.

Things to see and do


Eating and shopping





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.


Join or give



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.


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.