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Cowes - Morton Manor by Vintage Car

For your tour this afternoon you will travel by Classic Vintage motor cars such as a 1936 Chrysler or 1939 Jaguar. Depart from Cowes for a truly luxurious journey to Morton Manor.

Believed to have been originally built in 1249, Morton Manor is situated on the site of residence of the de Aula family who were of Norman descent. Since those times, the Manor has been altered with the addition of a Tudor Longhouse and then major re-building in the year 1680. The home was refurbished in Georgian times and now retains that style as a charming family home.

The gardens, considered by many to be the most beautiful on this 'Garden Isle', are a delightful blend of formality and informality. 40 years of hard work have made it possible to grow a wide variety of plants and flowers, and reward is provided by the amazing massed cresendo of flowers from March to July. As Summer arrives many varieties of Roses produce a riot of colour in the formal rose and Elizabethan Sunken Gardens. Along with the traditional herbaceous borders, they last well into Autumn when the huge collection of Japanese Acers go through 'traffic light' colour changes.

There are displays of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camelias and Magnolias; Roses, Herbaceous borders, Japanese Acers, countless specimen trees including possibly Britain's largest Magnolia grandiflora and London Plane; all set around the many tender plants that thrive in the island's mild climate.

Enjoy a special visit of the house and gardens and learn more about this fascinating garden. Following your tour enjoy a traditional clotted cream tea and some free-time to peruse the gardens at your leisure before returning to your Ship

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Tours in Cowes

Royal Cowes & the Needles
Old Shanklin to Bonchurch Walking Tour
Morton Manor by Vintage Car

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