Things to see and do at Mottistone Gardens

Mottistone Gardens has a wide variety of plant species on show throughout the open season.

Colourful herbaceous borders

As well as more traditional varieties the borders contain many drought resistant plants which do not require watering.

Tranquil rose garden

This sheltered corner of the garden is a wonderful place to relax. Hummingbird hawkmoths are attracted by the flowers.

New plants for our changing climate

As one of the Trust’s most southerly ‘dry’ gardens, the team of gardeners and volunteers plant Mediterranean-style planting.

Take a walk on the wild side

Wild flower banks border the former orchard. In the spring these are covered with narcissi and bluebells.

High banks with glimpses of the sea

Paths meander up through shrub filled banks and grassy terraces to the garden's higher levels. Sit on one of the benches here and enyoy the far reaching views of the gardens, village and sea beyond.

A small organic kitchen garden

'Companion planting' is used to deter pests and instead of artificial fertilisers the hungry soil is fed with farmyard manure and compost.
More information about the gardens and plants that grow here can be found in our guide book and welcome leaflet, which are available in our shop.