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.