Mottisfont Abbey Garden

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United Kingdom - Hampshire - Romsey

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BGCI Member: No

About the Mottisfont Abbey Garden

River valley garden of lawn, specimen trees and woodland laid out around the remains of a medieval priory, and including features designed by Geoffrey Jellicoe and Norah Lindsay. A naturally-occurring spring, or font, feeds into a tributary of the River Test. The former kitchen garden contains the National Collection of Shrub Roses (pre-1900), laid out by Graham Stuart Thomas in the 1970s and 1980s. Echoing the kitchen garden layout, he arranged the rose beds in four large plots with an outer boxed walk. The borders are planted with herbaceous plants chosen to complement the roses and extend the flowering season.

Main Address:
Mottisfont Abbey Garden
Hampshire SO51 0LP United Kingdom

Telephone: 07786661602
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mike Calnan
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Alison Crook - Plant Collections Curator

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 51.04113081
    Longitude: -1.534899473
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Number of Visitors: 85000

Plant Collections

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