Visiting Mottisfont with your group
From guided walks to the perfect afternoon cup of tea in one of the cafés, Mottisfont is a great place to visit with a group.
A great place to visit
Whether your group is planning to soak up the atmosphere of the famous rose collection in the summer or discover a new exhibition in the gallery, our aim is to give you a warm welcome all year round.
Food and drink
We know that a great cup of tea or coffee and home-cooked, tasty food can be the making of any visit. There are a number of outlets available throughout the property. Contact us about any special arrangements.
House and gallery
There's so much to see at Mottisfont, from an 800-year-old vaulted cellarium to Rex Whistler’s extraordinary drawing room. Visit the gallery to see changing exhibitions throughout the year. The house also displays a permanent collection of 20th-century art.
Garden lovers will enjoy grounds designed by some of the greatest names in horticultural history. There's year-round interest, from spectacular spring bulbs to a colourful winter garden.
Mottisfont's walled gardens are home to a world famous old-fashioned rose collection created by horticulturalist Graham Stuart Thomas. Flowering once a year in late May - early June, these spectacular blooms are very popular with group visitors.
Free familiarisation visits for group leaders
If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
Who is eligible for free entry?
Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.
Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.
25 November 2023 - 7 January 2024: follow letters to Father Christmas on a magical journey to the North Pole, from children dreaming in decorated bedrooms to a polar bear’s ball, and experience the wonder of the northern lights.
Explore Maud Russell’s 1930s neo-classical interiors, in an 18th-century house with medieval origins and enjoy changing art exhibitions in the spacious gallery.
Enjoy every season at Mottisfont, with its ancient trees and babbling brooks, from rich autumn foliage and the scented Winter Garden, to spring bulbs and, of course, the world-famous Rose Garden.
The shop, plant centre and bookshop at Mottisfont are packed with great gift ideas. Why not treat yourself to a snack and drink at one of the cafés after a wander in the garden?
Mottisfont offers a wealth of learning opportunities for educational groups as well as free resources for curriculum-linked activities to do during your visit.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.
Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.