Wake Up and Smell the Roses: A Trip to Mottisfont in June


We visited Mottisfont for  the first time in July last year and I thought it was one of the most beautiful gardens I’d visited. We were a bit past it for the rose season though, so I made a diary note to make sure we visited in peak rose season this year to see the roses in all their glory.

It was the last day of my husband’s paternity leave, so we decided to pull Max out of nursery and head down all together as it was such a lovely day. Apologies for a rather photo heavy post, but words really don’t do it justice!

Max insisted we all play hide and seek, which I always find quite a stressful experience – I try and stick quite close behind him so he’s never really hidden, but that infuriates him if he realises! He had a great time leading us around the rose garden though, the highlight for Max being the little pond in the centre.


Rose arbor at Mottisfont

Max running through rose garden

Max running through rose garden

Pink flowers at Mottisfont

Max laughing after throwing stone in the pond

Max investigating stones at Mottisfont

Max running through hedges and roses at Mottisfont


And no trip to Mottisfont on a sunny day is complete without a trip to the pump and play water area!  Max loved pumping the water, although it didn’t go down well with him when he slipped over and got his clothes wet! Luckily I’d planned ahead and had a change of clothes ready.


Max paddling in the pump and play water play at Mottisfont


If you’ve not visited Mottisfont in June before you really must plan a visit – it’s one of the most breathtaking gardens I’ve visited. The roses are absolutely beautiful and the scent that fills the air is just divine. It was the most picturesque game of hide and seek I’ve ever had!



Mottisfont Lane, Romsey SO51 0LP

Website: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont



A trip to Mottisfont National Trust in rose season


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