Hidden around the garden are nine flowerpot people with names such as Nanny McPea, Benedict Cucumberpatch and Captain Jack Marrow, all suggested by previous visitors.
One of the most popular, Allium Titchmarsh, was launched by his namesake in 2009. Once they’ve all been found, children can draw and name their own flowerpot person who may then appear in the garden the following year.
Hide and seek
The shrub-filled banks toward the top of the garden are the ideal place for a game of hide-and-seek in a safe and secure environment.
50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4
We’ve got plenty of ways for you to tick off some off your 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ at Mottistone Gardens. Discover a scary beast to hold, make a daisy chain on the lawn, or take a barefoot walk through the maze. Once you’ve completed those, you could try heading to our wild area. Hidden in amongst the trees, you could build a den, make a trail with sticks or even find a geocache. Collect your free scrapbook from the shop and begin your adventures.