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Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate
Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House and Estate
Address: Mottisfont Abbey Garden
House & Estate
Mottisfont
nr Romsey
Hampshire
Postcode: SO51 0LP
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Description
Mottisfont Abbey Garden, House & Estate

Historic and atmospheric riverside estate

Set amidst glorious countryside along the River Test, this 12th-century Augustinian priory was converted into a private house after the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and still retains the spring or 'font' from which its name is derived. The abbey contains a drawing room decorated by Rex Whistler and Derek Hill's 20th-century picture collection, but the key attraction is the grounds -- with magnificent trees, walled gardens and National Collection of Old-fashioned Roses, at their best in mid-June. The estate includes Mottisfont village and surrounding farmland and woods

Name and credits for images of Mottisfont Abbey
 
Reference: 134576
 
Description of image -  Rose arches in Mottisfont Abbey Garden covered with the white Rose Adelaide d'Orleans and the Rose Veilchenblau, which is also known as Blue Rambler and has white streaked purple flowers.
 
Credit for photograph: Stephen Robson

 
Copyright: ©NTPL/Stephen Robson
 
Reference: 3777
 
Description of image -  Mottisfont Garden, Stone Urn rising above ferns
 
Credit for photograph: Neil Campbell-Sharp
 
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Copyright: ©NTPL/Neil Campbell-Sharp