Caring for the Island’s parks, gardens and designed landscapes since 1989

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Through the Trust’s conservation work we aim to be the impartial friend of our historic parks and gardens so that their conservation, the process of managing change, is properly informed.

We get to know our sites

Historical research helps us to understand our park and garden heritage

Recording tells us about our historic designed landscapes today

Assessment identifies the significance of individual sites and whether they may be at risk

We promote recognition

Nationally important sites are nominated for the Register of Parks and Gardens

Locally significant sites are nominated for the Isle of Wight Council’s Local List

We inform decision making

Planning Applications - we are consulted when a Registered or Local List site is affected

Local Listing - a representative from IWGT is a member of the Council’s Local List Panel.

Planning Policies - we comment on behalf of all IW historic designed landscapes.

Sharing Knowledge - from national bodies to the IW Council and individual owners, we share information and offer advice.

Find out more about Isle of Wight Sites by clicking here.

Find out more about National Planning, Parks, Gardens and Designed Landscapes by clicking here.