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2019 is our 30th Anniversary year!

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Tuesday 26th 10:00am

‘The Many Faces of the Arts and Crafts Garden’ & ‘Recreating Utopia: Garden Cities.’

Kate Harwood joins us to continue our exploration of garden history taking us into the 20th century.  Kate is an experienced lecturer in garden history, planning and conservation.  This illustrated talk promises to be both informative and entertaining.

Venue: Ventnor Botanic Garden, Undercliff Drive, Ventnor.  

£25.00 to include lunch and tea/coffee


Tuesday 14th  10:00am

‘Co-operation and commerce: allotments, nurseries, market gardens and tea gardens.’

Study day with Richard Smout County Archivist.

Richard will share his knowledge and archive sources to gain an insight in changes in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Delegates will receive a useful pack of information on the day to keep.

Venue: The Garlic Farm Education Room, Mersley Lane, Newchurch.

£25.00 to include lunch tea/coffee

Sunday May 19th  2:00pm

‘Parks and Gardens of Victorian Ryde’

Join Mike Dawson for a two hour circular walk at an easy pace on pavements as part of the Isle of Wight Walking Festival programme.  The route starts at the St Thomas Street Lower Car Park (SZ 593929).  Marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, part of the route re traces that taken by the Queen in 1864 when she toured the town’s many fine houses and their gardens and the later development of the public gardens in response to Ryde’s increasing appeal.  There is no charge by donations for the IW Gardens Trust are requested.

    For further details or to book, please contact Mike Dawson - email: or call 07794173865


Wednesday 19th  1:30pm

‘Annual General Meeting’

Members, please join us for this year’s AGM at the Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone.  We will be following this with a guided tour of Mottistone Manor Gardens by Head Gardener Robert Moore.


Details to be confirmed

Mainland trip to Gravetye Manor and Standen House

We are planning a trip to Gravetye Manor to have a private tour of its wonderful gardens and may combine this with a visit to the National Trust’s Standen House which is also near by.  Please register your interest if you would like to have more details.

Annual General Meeting (Further details soon.)

The Committee is currently working hard to pull together the programme for the rest of the year. Check back regularly for more information.

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