Rosy outlook at Mottisfont

Andover Advertiser: The famous rose garden at Mottisfont Abbey The famous rose garden at Mottisfont Abbey

THOUSANDS of visitors are set to smell the scent of roses at a Test Valley attraction.

The internationally-renowned National Collection of old-fashioned roses at Mottisfont Abbey is set to come into bloom next week.

The collection appears to be shaping up well after a spell of warm weather in May followed from wetter weather earlier in the year – which has provided the perfect growing conditions.

Head gardener, David Stone, explained that everything was going to plan. “The ramblers on the walls will come out first, but everything is on cue for spectacular displays by early to mid-June.”

To show off the flowers, the attraction, which is owned by the National Trust, will stay open until 8pm on fair weather days in June.

Every Monday morning throughout June, the team will be taking a look at the weather forecast for that coming week and matching up evening openings with days offering good weather. The details will then be posted on their website and will also be available on 01794 340757.

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