Mottistone Gardens

Mottistone Gardens, Brighstone: Hours, Address, Mottistone Gardens Reviews: 4.5/5

Mottistone Gardens
4.5
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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clareyb1987
Southampton, UK36 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Wonderful place! We visited as NT members with our 13m old. Lovely place to sit and have a family picnic, a wander through the beautiful gardens and then a cream tea in the tea gardens. The paths are steep and gravelly so a little difficult to push the buggy in places but well worth a visit on a sunny day (no real cover for rainy days).
Written 30 June 2022
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David M
Sunderland, UK42 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Visited with my partner on during our holiday to the Isle of Wight, we were lucky to visit on a sunny day with temperatures in the high 20s. The gardens are beautiful and the location is very peaceful. We spent a good few hours wandering around enjoying the sights, smells and sounds. The staff were very friendly and welcoming.
Written 25 June 2022
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Fiona T
Broadstone, UK43 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
A bit tucked away, this little National Trust garden is a peaceful, beautifully designed and maintained gem, just filled with colour, scent and beauty. The sprawling Elizabethan house isn’t open, unfortunately and likely never will be, but for a change to admire the gardens, or be a bit more energetic and walk along to see the coast, this is absolutely not to be missed. It’s a magical haven and I only knocked one star off as I’d have loved to poke around inside the house. The tea garden is almost bigger than the rest but worth it with lovely cakes. It’s all enchanting and very pretty.
Written 11 June 2022
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Amanda G
58 contributions
Jun 2022
5* for gardens, location and cafe

Sadly staff weren't not as knowledgeable a one would have hoped for about the history of General Jack Seely, the family and Warrior. eg where is Warrior buried, was his stable now where the toilets are situated ?
It was lovely to see the copies of the 2 paintings Warrior at close quarters.
No reference to Queen Mary's visit and meeting Warrior Cowes Week 1934

No reference to the Phillip Blacker sculpture of the General and Warrior .
There was small exhibition stand in the local village church where General Seely is buried. This is located outside the main entrance to the house.

Lovely gardens and interesting new design in the lower garden with the emphasis on drought tolerant planting.
Written 8 June 2022
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Rob121618
West Malling, UK367 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
We came here and did two circular walks - one that goes inland and offers fantastic views across the south of the island and out to the sea, the second (and not quite as scenic) towards the coast. Lovely tea garden with plenty of tables and shade on a sunny day. Very small gift and plant shop. Gardens offer some peace and quiet.
Written 5 June 2022
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BBB-MLJ
London, UK310 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Beautiful gardens and a Lovely house. Unfortunately only one room of the house is open and that is used as a second hand book shop. It’s a Lovely place for a family picnic. The outdoor cafe is also very pleasant - we had a very nice cup of tea and cake.
Free entry for National Trust members.
Written 4 June 2022
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emuslushy
London, UK377 contributions
May 2022
The gardens at Mottstone are lovely. Not overly big, but well spaced out, with a sense of peace and quiet on even a sunny day.

Also a nice tea "cart" and a lovely second hand bookshop. The church opposite is also worth a walk round.
Written 3 June 2022
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RDS
Oxford, UK99 contributions
May 2022
Helpful staff to offer guidance where required

Beautifully laid out gardens and good value tea room.

Easily accessible for humans and dogs

All facilities are extremely clean
Written 30 May 2022
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Sheila D
Sandhurst66 contributions
May 2022
The lower garden so beautiful, but it was worth making a climb up onto the downs to The Long Stone as well with all it's history

A lovely setting to have lunch and nice staff in the reception.
Written 29 May 2022
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Connors
24 contributions
May 2022
Visited this garden today and what an absolute delight. The gardens are beautiful and larger than I had expected. All the staff were very friendly and the tea garden was another delightful surprise with a reasonably priced variety of food and drink.
I love gardens and if I lived on the island this would become a regular stop.
Don’t miss this on your holiday.
Written 20 May 2022
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  • Sun - Thu 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM