Attraction in Newport
Mottistone is 7 miles west of Newport between Brighstone and Brook on the
A magical and picturesque garden set alongside an Elizabethan manor house (tenanted) with colourful borders, gentle grassy terraces and views to the sea. Mottistone is the National Trust‚s most southerly dry garden and has been selected to trial plants from the Mediterranean zone to monitor the effects of climate change.
Families can explore the garden with a discovery pack, free to borrow for the duration of your visit, or find the hidden flowerpot people. The Shack, situated in the tea garden is an unusual example of Modern Movement design and was the country retreat of architects Seely & Paget.
There is also a small organic kitchen garden, plant sales area and shop plus walks across the adjoining Mottistone estate - something for everyone.
Manor House open one day only: Monday 25th May 2009 2pm - 5pm (additional charges apply). Guided tours for National Trust members only from 10am - 12 noon by timed ticket available from the visitor reception area on the day (not available in advance).
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Months Open: 2009 Season
Open Sunday to Thursday 15th March - 1st November
11am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Special late night opening of the garden until 9pm on Wednesday 24th June - last admission 8.30pm
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Please pre-book
Discount for Groups: Yes - for pre-booked groups of 15+
Please phone for details
Car Parking: Yes - Free
Admission Price: Including a voluntary 10% donation
Catering: Tea Garden
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