Mottistone Manor Garden - Isleofwight
This is such a peaceful and beautiful garden... a lovely place to visit. You can relax in the pretty tea garden with a cream tea once you have had a good look around too.
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Mottistone Manor Garden is a fantastic place to visit for calm and tranquility in beautiful, historic surroundings. The National Trust now maintain the site, which is run by a very helpful, welcoming team. Different times of year will offer new delights. Set on several levels, the different garden areas and hidden paths will give you plenty to explore, enjoying the various viewpoints on your way round. The top of the garden offers a view over the entire grounds, along with a view out to the sea in the distance.
This enchanting garden is quite informal and has a lovely relaxed feel to it. In fact, this 20th-century garden is 'a bit on the wild side' experimenting with a Mediterranean-style planting scheme to make the most of its southerly location.
Surrounding a stunning Elizabethan manor house, Mottistone Manor Garden has something for everyone, including a family discovery trail and resident flowerpot people. 'The Shack' is an intriguing little 1930s garden cabin built by architects John Seely (2nd Lord Mottistone) and Paul Paget, as a summer drawing office. It has been well restored and with everything you could possibly need for a quiet retreat including a kitchenette and two high level beds.
Dogs are welcome on leads and there is a visitor car park.
For full information and opening times, or to find more Isle of Wight National Trust attractions, see the National Trust website.