Mottistone Garden (Isle of Wight)


Mottistone Gardens is a National Trust property without listed status.  Therefore, while there is the usual mix of herbaceous border and orchard, in the lower parts of the garden the NT have experimented with creating borders full either of foliage or drought resistant plants.

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Grass maze

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When visited: August 2017


4 thoughts on “Mottistone Garden (Isle of Wight)

  1. I understand why dry countries would want to add or specialise in drought resistant plants, but is the rain unreliable on the Isle of Wight?

    1. If I recall correctly, it’s to do with the water supply in the Isle of Wight. There isn’t enough to allow people to turn on the sprinklers in the garden to keep a lush garden thriving, so the garden is trying to do its bit and keep the usage of tap water to drinking water.

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