Mottistone Manor

by Lynda October. 03, 2010 3594 views

Set in a sheltered valley this magical garden is full of surprises, with shrub-filled banks, hidden pathways and colourful herbaceous borders. Surrounding an attractive Elizabethan manor house this 20th-century garden is experimenting with a Mediterranean-style planting scheme to take advantage of its southerly location. Other surprises include a young olive grove, a small organic kitchen garden and a traditional tea garden set alongside The Shack, a unique cabin retreat designed as their summer drawing office by architects John Seely (2nd Lord Mottistone) and Paul Paget.

We visited this National Trust property during our recent week's holiday on the Isle of Wight.

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Joe 8 years, 11 months ago

Great color and clarity. Thanks for all the information.

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jay 8 years, 11 months ago

Looks like a place I would enjoy calling home!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Ray King 8 years, 11 months ago

Nice! I try planting like that and it looks like a weed patch!!+

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lucinda 8 years, 11 months ago

Wow, fantastic captures of the architecture.

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Juhász Imre 8 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful garden and very nice shots!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Ricardo 8 years, 11 months ago

it surely looks magical!
I like it :)

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Elementi 8 years, 11 months ago

It's looking very good, and sounds even better. I'll have a magical garden, too, some day, I hope.

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful - love the first one especially :-)

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Nancy 8 years, 11 months ago

Very lovely gardens, beautiful post!!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 8 years, 11 months ago

It looks like a charming place to visit - thanks for sharing these :-)

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 8 years, 11 months ago

Lovely place to visit.

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 8 years, 11 months ago

What a cool place, great shots.

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Almendra 8 years, 11 months ago

Nice place!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 8 years, 11 months ago

Lovely post!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Urika 8 years, 11 months ago

nice :)

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
David Cardona 8 years, 11 months ago

Superb!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Andrea 8 years, 11 months ago

So wonderful set!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 8 years, 11 months ago

How beautiful these gardens are. These are lovely, Lynda. :)

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Moira 8 years, 11 months ago

I like the second shot best , looks a well troden path.

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Huiching 8 years, 11 months ago

Lovely set.
Great perspective in the first shot!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 8 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful set!!!!

8 years, 11 months ago Edited
Louise Lefranã§Ois 8 years, 11 months ago

I love very much the two first one! Very nice old house!

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