Attraction in Romsey
Set on the west bank of the River Test, Mottisfont is surrounded by sweeping lawns with ancient trees and walled gardens. A former medieval priory, the abbey has been adapted over the centuries by a series of owners. The extensive gardens were remodelled gradually during the 20th century. Norah Lindsay designed a parterre, Geoffrey Jellicoe redesigned the north front with an avenue of limes and an octagon of yews, and the rose garden was designed in 1972 by Graham Stuart Thomas after the National Trust had taken over the property. The garden now contains the National Collection of Old Fashioned Roses, with over 300 varieties. A particular feature of the grounds are the old trees, one, the Great Plane, is thought to be the largest of its kind in the country.
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Nearest UK Airport: Southampton
Months Open: House: March - Nov, daily.
Gardens, Gallery, Cafe & Shop: All year except Christmas day and Boxing day.
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes - Minimum 15, £8pp
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Adults:£13
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Kitchen Café
More Attractions nearby
King John's House, Tudor Cottage and Visitor Centre (0.05 miles)
Romsey Abbey (0.14 miles)
Broadlands (0.64 miles)
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum (2.39 miles)
Paultons Park (3.59 miles)
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