|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult GAOE||£6.40 per ticket|
|Adult Group||£4.95 per ticket|
|Adult Standard||£5.80 per ticket|
|Child GAOE||£3.20 per ticket|
|Child Group||£2.50 per ticket|
|Child Standard||£2.90 per ticket|
|Family GAOA||£16.00 per ticket|
|Family Standard||£14.50 per ticket|
Gift Aid on Entry (GAOE) tickets include a voluntary 10% donation; visitors can, however, choose to pay the standard admission prices which are displayed at the property and at www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Groups welcome: Min 15 - Max 50. One and a half to two hours length. E-Mail for details. Group rate if booked in advance.
AboutWIGHT IN BLOOM 2015 AWARD - 1ST PLACE (BEST TOURIST ATTRACTION GARDEN - LARGE).
Mottistone Gardens, which is in the care of the National Trust, is one of the most peaceful and magical gardens on the Island with colourful borders, shrub filled banks and grassy terraces which surround an Elizabethan manor house (tenanted). The garden has been selected by the Trust to test which plants will adapt to our changing climate and following the planting of 25 olive trees in 2005 the head gardener has been experimenting with plants from the Mediterranean and southern hemisphere. There is a small organic kitchen garden and in the tea garden is a hidden gem: The Shack, the former country office of architects Seely & Paget, tiny and usual example of Modern Movement design. Hidden in the garden are the flowerpot people and there is also a free children's activity trail sheet. The gardens also have a Tea garden and plant sales. The National Trust shop has recently undergone a refit, and sells a large range of National Trust produce, entry to the shop is before the pay barrier, and parking is free. If time allows, there are some lovely walks across the surrounding estate including one up to the Long Stone.
The manor house is lived in but this family home will be open on two special days in 2015 by kind permission of the family. On Sunday 24 May it will be open to National Trust members only (9.30am-12 noon for guided tours then 1.pm - 5pm for self guided tours). On Monday 25 May it will be open to other visitors (additional charges apply): 10.30am-5pm (last entry on both days 4.30pm).
Situated on B3399 between Brighstone and Brook.
Open: Sunday to Thursday 15 March - 29 October 2014 11am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Closes dusk if earlier
PRICES 2015: See opposite.
DRIVE LESS SEE MORE EXPERIENCES:
* By Bus - Route 12. More info - http://www.islandbuses.info/
- Countryside Setting
- No Smoking Attraction
- Outdoor Attraction
- Disabled Parking
- Disabled persons toilet
- Induction Loop System
- Wheelchair user accessible
Children & Infants
- Babes in Arms
- Baby changing
- Children’s packs
- Family Friendly, Children Welcome
Parking & Transport
- Coach parking
- Free parking
- Parking (free)
- On-Site cafe/restaurant - The tea garden serves hot and cold drinks, snacks, light lunches and teas.
- Picnic area - Visitors are welcome to picnic in the orchard.
- Refreshments Available
- Groups Accepted - Pre-booked groups welcome.
- Beach/Coast 20 min walking distance
- Dogs Accepted - Dogs on leads welcome.
- Dogs admitted on a lead
- Garden / Grounds for visitors use
- Gift shop
- Groups welcome
- Guided tours by arrangement
- Open on bank holidays
- Educational Groups
Tours and Demonstrations
- Guided Tours Available for Groups - Please contact the property for details.
Travel & Trade
- Group discounts available
Map & Directions
Road DirectionsFrom East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Shorwell, B3399 between Brighstone and Brook
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Shorwell, siuated on B3399 between Brighstone and Brook
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Totland, A3055 to Freshwater, B3399 between Brighstone and Brook.
Public Transport DirectionsFrom West Cowes Red Jet Hi-speed ferry: No. 1 bus route to Newport and change to 12 to Mottistone
From Ryde Catamaran/Hovertravel: No. 9 to Newport and change to No. 12 to Mottistone
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good74
- David WLondon, United KingdomBeautiful Gardens and House.Wednesday, 24th May 2017These gardens are attached to a magnificent house dating from the period of Queen Elizabeth. (The house is not routinely open) These are a series of garden rooms including a magnificent herbaceous... Read full review
- John FRuardean, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyA perfect manor house tucked away looking out to the sea.Saturday, 20th May 2017The gardens of the house are lovely to visit, its not open all the time so best check, its a National Trust place, which they badger you to sign up your annual membership which I am not interested... Read full review
- LynnDannyManchester, United KingdomWow. Beautiful!Sunday, 14th May 2017This was not very far from where we were staying. It is run by the national trust and the house is open to the public twice a year. The gardens and grounds are quite beautiful. Well worth a visit! Read full review
- Green Island Awards - Green Island Award - Silver 2008
|Open (3 Nov 2017 - 10 Dec 2017)|
* Last admission 16:30. Closes dusk if earlier. Shop only open 03/11/2016-10/12/2016