Mottisfont Abbey Rose Garden

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Address and contact details
Mottisfont Abbey Garden, Mottisford, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 OLP
Tel: 01794 340757
Fax: 01794 341492
Latitude: 51° 02' 21" N
Longitude: 1° 32' 16" W
Background to the collection
Ownership:The National Trust
Umbrella organisation:National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens, The National Trust
David Stone
Contact person: Head Gardner
Total Staff:5
Accessions:As for The National Trust.
Collections:As for The National Trust.
Physical environment
Soil type:Loam, alkaline
Weather recordsRecords kept
Plant collection
Notable plants within the collection:
Largest London Plane tree in the country.
Special families within the collections:
Platanaceae, Rosaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Platanus, Rosa
Special collections:
Platanus, NCCPG – 2 Species, 10 Accessions, 25 Plants.
Shrub roses pre-1900, NCCPG – 10 Species, 350 Accessions, 1150 Plants.
Record Keeping:Kept since 1968
Record System:National Trust's Woody Plant Catalogue
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden catalogue
Identifications:Undertakes free identifications for the general public. Internal verification of material
Teaching and Education:Potential for primary, secondary, higher, taxonomic and public education
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, café, plant shop, book shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:85,000
Public opening hours:March-May: Sat-Wed: 11am-5pm
June: Mon-Sun: 11am-8.30pm
July-Sept: Sat-Thurs: 11am-5pm
Nov-Feb: Sat-Sun: 11am-4pm
Guiding principles behind the collection
The Garden aims to maintain and present the collection of Historic Roses founded by Graham Stuart Thomas and to continue the tradition of planting and cultivation of the genus Platanus.
Location map

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