Christmas shopping at Mottistone Gardens
This was about Christmas shopping in 2018. Why not avoid the hustle and bustle of the high street this Christmas by escaping to our National Trust shop at Mottistone Gardens? Nestled in the heart of the countryside and located in an ancient barn, it’s the perfect place to find a special gift this festive season. And with every purchase you make, you’re giving a present to nature too this year.
When to visit
The cold weather may mean that our gardens are closed, but our warm and cosy shop is open 11am-3pm every Thursday to Saturday from 1 November to 22 December. We’ll also be open on Sunday 9 December to celebrate Brighstone Tree Festival.
Inside you’ll find shelves covered with sweets, chocolates, biscuits, jams and curds galore, all made exclusively for us in the UK. We also have Christmas cards and decorations, and a rich Christmas pudding, along with healthy nuts and warming mulled wine: everything for a traditional Christmas.
For little ones there are plenty of gifts to stuff out stockings with. Our traditional toys and games might raise a big grin on Christmas morning, with each one inspired by either nature or nostalgia and perfect for all the family to enjoy.
Inspired by our places
Inspired by the obsession with nature throughout the centuries, our 'Natural World' design is created exclusively for the National Trust by our in-house designers. The collection reflects the studious way that artists, botanists and collectors would capture a particular species, and uses an inky, organic palette to reprodce delicate ferns and preserved dried flowers.
Deep red, green and blue botanical patterns inspired by the herbarium at Felbrigg Hall and illustrations from Blickling, feature on snuggly scarfs, cosy cushions and ceramic homewares, whilst candles are scented with fresh fig and succulent raspberry, all entwined with floral notes of jasmine and rose.
Our exclusive Christmas items also take inspiration from the special places that we care for. The Winter Orchard design that features on gift wrap rolls, tissue paper and gift bags uses a berry foliage print found on wallpaper at Tynesfield, whilst candles scented with frosted pine with hints of Eucalyptus and Patchouli, are encased in a limited edition Christmas print inspired by a harvest jug, with the inscription ‘’Peace’’ housed at A la Ronde.
Discover a good read and cause
On our book shelves you’ll find specially commissioned recipe and nature books, as well as those on a diverse range of topics including gardens, walking and heritage. Or this Christmas, give your loved ones more than 500 special places to explore with National Trust gift membership. And because so many of our products are exclusive to us and made in the UK, shopping with the National Trust at Mottistone Gardens ensures that not only are you supporting a conservation charity, but every gift will be something a little bit different from what you’ll find on that busy high street.