Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Mottisfont Abbey Rose Garden



As promised, I've picked out some of my favourite shots of Mottisfont rose garden. It was a slightly drizzly day and the roses were just beginning to go past their peak, but that seemed to give it an even more blowsy, romantic feel.  Words can't really convey how wonderful this place is. The perfume, the colour, the quiet hum of insects going about their business. Heaven!  I managed to avoid the crowds too as it was a midweek morning.
There's plenty more to see at Mottisfont.  The house and grounds are lovely and there's the usual National Trust tea rooms, plant sales etc but it's the old roses that are the star of the show around midsummer.  I'm so glad I made it at the right time this year.























16 comments:

  1. Absolutely beautiful! I can almost smell their heavenly scent from here.

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  2. Dear Debbie, your photos of Mottisfont are breathtaking! It really made me happy to see them today in the morning and it brought back very fond memories from our visit there. I truly think that Mottisfont Abbey is one of the most beautiful rose gardens in the world! It is simply a magical place.
    In your photos it looks like you were the only one in the garden. Even though it was a midweek morning I am surprised that you got so many shots without any other visitors in them. You inspired me to go through my own photo archives and maybe put another Mottisfont post together.
    Wishing you a nice rest of the day!
    Christina

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    1. There were a few people around but I managed to avoid them mostly. We went years ago with our girls in the school holidays and it was a nightmare. Familys everywhere! I'll keep a look out for your post.

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  3. Stunningly pretty and the epitome of cottagey gardens : )

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  4. Gorgeous!!! What a magnificent garden!

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  5. What a place and what flowers, they are just beautiful, really puts my garden to shame.
    Amanda xx

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  6. We went there two years ago and I forgot to take the camera with us! Your beautiful images bring back the smell and magnificence of those roses. It is so much better with less visitors too! Sarah x

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  7. I do love beautiful planting against old brick walls........lovely photos!

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  8. Oh, that looks fabulous.
    Great to see you back blogging again too!

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  9. Pictures from the best time - beautiful.

    Sigrun

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  10. Beautiful photos of a lovely garden. It's on my list but not mansged a visit yet.

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  11. Beautiful photos of a lovely garden. It's on my list but not mansged a visit yet.

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  12. Looks beautiful even on a drizzly day, its been a good year for roses. Another on my list of gardens to visit

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  13. What a glory of pastels and pinkness you've served us!! Love and hugs, Ann

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  14. Quite stunning. I've just about given up on roses here - too much blackspot - but I love seeing them growing well elsewhere.

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