Visiting Mottistone Gardens: What you need to know

The colourful flowers of the double border in Mottistone Gardens, Isle of Wight in July

We're open 7 days a week, and you don't need to book in advance.

You no longer need to book.

Access for everyone
If you need to bring a carer or essential companion to accompany you as a disabled visitor, you can, free of charge.

Parking and when you arrive

Our car park at Mottistone is open as normal.

The Bonica rose in the gardens at Mottistone
The pink flowers of the Bonica rose in the gardens of Mottistone, Isle of Wight
The Bonica rose in the gardens at Mottistone

Staying safe

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing guidance when you visit. We have screens at the till points, sanitiser available at the entrance and tea garden. Look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.

A close up image of a green tiger beetle, often found amongst the heather

Wildlife on Mottistone Common

Our Common is a wildlife spotter's dream - come along for visit and see what you can find.


The main gardens, tea garden and toilets are open. Our Wild Area is open for little ones to enjoy, and there is hand sanitiser available to help keep them safe, but our Flowerpot People trail is not currently available. We have family-friendly seasonal trails throughout the year, and within the hall of the manor, a selection of second-hand books is available for a donation. 

Upcoming events

Magnificent trees at Mottistone Gardens

Sat 18 Sep 2021
Experience the sights and smells of autumn as you walk amongst the trees at Mottistone Gardens.

Red Squirrel Scurry

Sat 16 Oct 2021
Find where the squirrel and his friends are stashing their food as you explore the garden at Mottistone.