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Gardens to visit in Isle of Wight

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Here are some links to gardens to visit, either locally or whist on holiday in Isle of Wight. The sites we list include other sites recommending gardens as well as individual gardens.

The gardens listed include gardens which have limited access for people to visit, as well as other gardens open to the public all the year round - so check the opening times of particular gardens before going.


General Open Garden sites

National Gardens Scheme - The Charity behind The Yellow Book of gardens open to The public. Often small and usual gardens open just one or two days a year. The site includes The GardenFinder database for finding gardens to visit.

National Trust - Lists The gardens and property owned by The National Trust in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

Garden History and Garden Tours - International guide to gardens to visit - includes large number of UK gardens.

British Red Cross Open Gardens programme offers a rare opportunity to explore the secrets of some hidden and private gardens not usually open to the public.

English Heritage - Lists The English Heritage gardens and properties open to The public.

Garden Shows - Diary of gardening shows around The UK.


Please check opening times by website or other contact detail as gardens have their own various opening times.

Gardens to visit in Isle of Wight

York Avenue,
East Cowes,
Isle of Wight - PO32 6JX
Osborne House It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot" - such were the words of Queen Victoria after her first visit to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. Admire the stunning view from the terraces across the Solent - said to remind Prince Albert of the bay of Naples - and stroll through Osborne's extensive grounds.
Mottistone,
near Brighstone,
Isle of Wight,
PO30 4EA
Mottistone Manor Gardens Set in a sheltered valley this magical garden is full of surprises, with shrub -filled banks, hidden pathways and colourful herbaceous borders. Surrounding an attractive Elizabethan manor house this 20th -century garden is experimenting with a Mediterranean -style planting scheme to take advantage of its southerly location.
Esplanade Shanklin,
Isle of Wight,
PO37 6BW
Shanklin Chine Enjoy the unique tranquillity of Shanklin Chine, This famous leafy gorge is much loved by poets, artists and writers. The winding woodland, with its steep sides is a magical place for rare plants, wildlife and enchanting waterfalls.
Undercliff Drive Ventnor,
PO38 1UL
Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Isle of Wight - Ventnor Botanic Garden is one of the youngest botanic gardens in Britain. Commenced in 1970 as the Steephill Pleasure Gardens the potential of the site was soon recognised by the Late Sir Harold Hillier, the internationally famous plantsman of Winchester.
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