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Mottisfont Rose Garden


Last Sunday we went to Mottisfont Gardens to catch the Roses at their best. Mottisfont hold the National Rose Collection. It was a sunny day, and yes there were hundreds of peopleall trying to see the collection, so we knew we were going to be in for a treat.

Now that we have the ‘Rose Bug’ we were on the lookout for more that will go well in our garden. One we found was ‘Crepuscule’, that will go well up our High Wall.

Another was Teasing Georgia, again for High Wall

Even though there were lots of folk around, I did manage to take a few photos without them!

If you live close enough, it’s well worth a visit.

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Lost for words! Will 'gorgeous' cover it?

21 Jun, 2009


Magnificent might cover it! What a fantastic place - just love everything. That 'Teasing Georgia' rose is outstanding and the 'Crepuscule' is gorgeous. That garden bed with the old weathered brick wall behind it is simply beautiful. Thanks for the photos Oldgunner.

21 Jun, 2009


Wonderful photos... good blog :o)

21 Jun, 2009


Thanks for the comments, guys. Pity you are so far away Bernieh.

21 Jun, 2009


They are beautiful gardens.
It's okay Bernieh and I are thinking of swapping houses in winter so she could have a trip down to see you lol :o)))))))))

21 Jun, 2009


Well Bobg if we can get the GOY HAGS club off the ground - I'll put this beautiful place on my list. Hey - if it's winter, it'll be covered in snow! Maybe I'll need to rethink the timing of the swap!

21 Jun, 2009


Stunning pictures. I hav'nt been for a few years now, thanks for reminding what I'm missing.

21 Jun, 2009


Don't walled gardens look wonderful ?
I love these pictures :)

21 Jun, 2009


I pass Mottisfont Abby and Rose garden on my way to work I live less than 5 minuets away It really is a place worth visiting The Roses are stunning, A lot of the work is carried out by volunteers along with the small workforce. A friend works there and he says its not like going to work it’s like going out to play!!

~Bobg your chances are looking less likely!!

21 Jun, 2009


Glorious, glorious, glorious. Already on my 'wish to visit' list. Thanks for the photos OG

21 Jun, 2009


Hmmmm Bernieh that may be an idea you would'nt see much in the midst of winter would you? :o)
Sueb thats not fair you will have a big advantage now :o)))))

22 Jun, 2009


We went last Tuesday,its breathtaking.Go now!!!

26 Jun, 2009

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