Set in a sheltered valley this magical garden is full of surprises, with shrub-filled banks, hidden pathways and colourful herbaceous borders.
Surrounding an attractive Elizabethan manor house this 20th-century garden is experimenting with a Mediterranean-style planting scheme to take advantage of its southerly location.
Other surprises include a young olive grove, a small organic kitchen garden and a traditional tea garden set alongside The Shack, a unique cabin retreat designed as their summer drawing office by architects John Seely (2nd Lord Mottistone) and Paul Paget. There are also delightful walks across the adjoining Mottistone Estate.
■Enjoy this hillside garden throughout the seasons
■Relish the informality – a bit on the wild side
■Discover our resident flowerpot people
■Explore the garden with a family discovery trail
■Venture inside The Shack, a unique 1930s garden cabin
■Extend your visit with a walk to the Long Stone
PRICES FOR ADMISSION:
■Adult: £3.90 ■Child: £1.95 ■Family: £9.75 ■Group: £3.65
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