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Mottistone Gardens

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Gardens with view of ocean.

Small, picturesque garden close to the coast in rural part of Wight. Small shop and tea garden... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luton, United Kingdom
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Nat Trust at its finest!! We spent the entire afternoon here. My son is autistic and has only just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Becky W
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  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea garden”(28 reviews)
“manor house”(20 reviews)
“national trust”(30 reviews)
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Mottistone, Brighstone PO30 4ED, England
+44 1983 741302
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Beware closed Friday and Saturday, not sure why. Not good for disabled, steps and steep hill. This garden is the best we have visited for many years for the very wide variety of plants, that are colourful and interesting in August. Mostly perennials, but colour...More

3  Thank DolphinDorset
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 16 August 2018

While away a hour here, but after that there really isn’t much more to do. All the wider walks are on public foot paths and you can do them for free.

1  Thank J B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As National Trust members was interested in viewing the gardens but unaware at the time of the path to the Long Stone running outside Mottistone. We viewed the Shack used as a summer house which we found interesting though more than a shack with at...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small, picturesque garden close to the coast in rural part of Wight. Small shop and tea garden operated by National Trust, also a preserved working hut used by the former owner who was a designer. Major is not open to the public. Pleasant to walk...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nat Trust at its finest!! We spent the entire afternoon here. My son is autistic and has only just learned how to take pictures. He finds it hard to engage and July ends up being dragged around under protest. However, the open space and vivid...More

Thank Becky W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this garden yesterday. It did have some lovely features, but having paid ~£15 for entry, we had probably completed our visit within 30-45 mins, and that included quite a bit of woodland walking! I think National Trust members will enjoy this garden, but...More

Thank MillieM122
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I can take or leave a garden but I did enjoy this visit. It started well with a friendly greeting from the staff in the shop. (Things have changed at National Trust in last few years with staff looking upon visitors as welcome friends rather...More

Thank Randoman1
Reviewed 5 October 2018

A beautiful day enhanced our visit. Well kept gardens and nice tea room. Good value, for everyone, not just National Trust members.

Thank C12jax
Reviewed 26 September 2018

The gardens are the show here; a variety of rose beds, borders, vegetables and general interesting planting. You can take an hour walking around (with the dog) and explore the olive groves and sunken canyon path. The house is a private residence and only open...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Our short stay on the Isle of Wight and less-than-perfect weather meant that we had to visit Mottistone Gardens straight off the ferry. We arrived in light drizzle so decided on light refreshments and a look in The Shack, a delightful 1930s portable architects' office....More

Thank Father-Brian
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A nice little Gem in the Isle of Wight Countryside. We arrived on a very warm sunny day, disappointed that the house was closed but the gardens were seen in all their splendour.Beautiful colours were to the fore and very nicely laid out. We went...More

Thank evertonFC09
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Visited the gardens recently - very colourful for mid-September and great woodland walks. Loved The Shack. The food was great - freshly made - quite a wait to get served but really helpful and friendly staff. Plenty of seating in the food garden. Lovely shop...More

Thank Margaret B
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28 April 2018|
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Response from Kathryn W | Property representative |
A visit around the Gardens and taking in the tea rooms would take around 2hrs. The Manor House is only open 2 days a year.
Grant A
24 September 2017|
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Response from Kathryn W | Property representative |
Hi I'm sorry but the Tea Garden is within the Gardens and there is a charge for entering the Gardens so you would need to pay the entrance fee or be a National Trust Member to enter the Gardens. Kathryn Wilson Visitor... More
Lynne F
16 June 2017|
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Response from Kathryn W | Property representative |
Hi, yes you can use a mobility scooter but we do have a wheelchair if this is easier.