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Isle of Wight Gardens Trust


Whether you are interested in visiting gardens, learning about garden history, or just like meeting other people interested in plants we have something to offer.

Organised visits on both the Island and mainland, usually with specialist guides and including some gardens not generally open to the public.

Talks and study days are on historic gardens, planting and garden design with expert speakers. Workshops on how to become a Garden History Detective combine looking at old documents with looking for clues on the ground.

Our social events are usually held at historic properties around the Island where members can get together, relax and talk about gardens.

Members also receive Spring and Autumn Newsletters.

From 2015 back copies of newsletters will also be published online six months after the original publication date.

Click on a Newsletter in bold type to view online, print or download:

Spring Newsletter 2015                Autumn Newsletter 2015

Spring Newsletter 2016                Autumn Newsletter 2016


The Isle of Wight Gardens Trust (IWGT) is a small charity run by volunteers and one of 36 County Garden Trusts with a total of over 7,000 members.

From 1 April 2016 the Isle of Wight Gardens Trust has a new constitution and is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, or CIO. A copy of the new constitution can be accessed by clicking here.  


Caring for the Island’s parks, gardens and designed landscapes

Isle of Wight Gardens Trust

Registered Office: Northcourt, Shorwell, IoW PO30 3JG

Charitable Incorporated Organisation  No 11165283

Member of  The Gardens Trust


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A single annual membership for 2016-7 (1 April to 1 April ) is just £10 or £15 for two people at the same address

For information on joining please contact Membership Secretary Tim Woodcock at or click here for an application form to print out and return to Tim.