We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mottistone Gardens

Mottistone, Brighstone PO30 4EA, England
+44 1983 741302
Review Highlights
Very good gardens.

Really good gardens, laid out very well and some interesting plantings. Lots of "rooms" to explore... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
via mobile
National Trust Garden

Lovely peaceful garden very well looked after. The rough grass maze and interesting idea. Roses... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Read all 212 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tea garden” (16 reviews)
“manor house” (14 reviews)
Mottistone, Brighstone PO30 4EA, England
+44 1983 741302
Write a Review
Reviews (212)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 212 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really good gardens, laid out very well and some interesting plantings. Lots of "rooms" to explore in the gardens and many different levels. There is far more walking available than we expected - excellent.

Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely peaceful garden very well looked after. The rough grass maze and interesting idea. Roses very beautiful and healthy The grass borders and phormium particularly good The woodland walks also worth a visit. Cafe not very inspiring or substantial. Good for afternoon tea or coffee...More

Thank P9920XKjohnm
Reviewed 5 days ago

National Trust and a short walk from the car park to the entrance, wheelchair users might find it a bit steep to push so phone ahead to find alternative parking places Yes to a cafe and toilets are there should you need them the gardens...More

Thank Bobby916
Reviewed 5 days ago

We meandered around the stunning gardens at Mottistone, then had a light lunch in the peaceful gardens adjoining the Tea Room. (The house is only open 2 days a year, I believe - but Mottistone is definitely worth a visit for the sheer beauty of...More

Thank Solange888
Reviewed 6 days ago

My boyfriend and I (an older couple) took the ferry from Southampton and two buses to get to visit the National Trust property Mottistone Garden (house rarely open) and it was so worth the journey. The gardens are beautiful, I especially liked the phormium and...More

Thank plantoldie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a good 3 hours here. Had a look at all the gardens - there is experimentation with planting which does not requite additional watering. Nice sandwich lunch but then we were blessed with good weather (no cover if weather inclement). There are longer walks...More

Thank fisheatingveggie
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we first saw that the National Trust was changing the style of some of the garden at Mottistone and introducing more plants which can cope with arid conditions, we were very disappointed as it radically changed the cottage garden appearance of the lower gardens....More

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a huge place but the flowers etc and wooded areas are stunning. Some of the terraces are a a little steep but I did observe wheelchair users able to see some of the areas

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The garden is varied and colourful. It is well maintained and has a cottage garden feel in the herbaecious borders and the rose garden. The house (not often open to the public) complements the gardens and can be observed from different view points. The dry...More

Thank 2pomsWales
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Mottistone Gardens on the bank Holiday weekend when the House was open. The owner greeted everyone and it was very interesting. The gardens were beautiful as well although it was raining at the time.

Thank MartinDowling
Nearby Restaurants
Isle of Wight Pearl Cafe
122 reviews
2.39 km away
The Sun Inn
159 reviews
3.59 km away
The Crown Inn Shorwell
356 reviews
5.12 km away
The Llama Tree Pizzeria
17 reviews
5.15 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chessell Pottery Barns
225 reviews
2.15 km away
Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum
236 reviews
3.16 km away
Tapnell Farm Park
427 reviews
4.30 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lynne F
Hello My husband uses a mobility scooter. Are these OK to use here or do you hire wheelchairs? Thanks Lynne
16 June 2017|
Answer Show all 6 answers
Response from Kathryn W | Property representative |
Hi, yes you can use a mobility scooter but we do have a wheelchair if this is easier.