January 27, 2023

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A Rose by any other name, Mottisfont Abbey House and Gardens

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Sitting on the beautiful banks of the River Test, you will find the magnificent Mottisfont Abbey House and Gardens. Eccentric and quirky, this elegant property has been home to four Plantagenet Kings, a Tudor statesman, a Baronet and Augustinian Canons. A colourful history incorporating painters, writers and pioneering gardeners.  This unique English country home was built originally as an Augustine priory and then later became the abode for rich aristocrats.

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Keeping the army of staff and plentiful visitors safe when they come to marvel at its magnificence is a dedicated Health and Safety team.  They make sure all possible accidents are covered and even potential chemical spills are sorted by keeping a supply of Spill Kits to hand supplied by a specialist company such as https://hydepark-environmental.com/spill-response/spill-kits.  The exterior and grounds of this “Rose by any other name” are just as magnificent as the interior, festooned with horse-chestnut trees, giant oaks, beautiful beeches and a whole avenue of limes.  The glorious walled Rose Gardens are a sight to behold and fill your senses with wonderful smells and colours.  The diverse array of horticultural species is world famous, and many would have become extinct if it wasn’t for its creator Graham Stuart Thomas.

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The gardens are an artist’s palette of vibrant colour all year round because of the clever planting of perennials, herbaceous borders, and plants specifically chosen for their rich, exotic scents such as geraniums, peonies, lilies and phlox.  An aroma like no other and a beautiful sight to behold.

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