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Isle of Wight Parks and Gardens

There is an excellent selection of Isle of Wight parks and gardens to be found in a variety of locations all over this magnificent Island known as the ´Garden Isle´. Many new visitors to the Isle of Wight are surprised by the amount of green open spaces there are, considering it is only a small island measuring 23 miles by 13. Isle of Wight parks and gardens feature a number of impressive trees and colourful floral displays to be enjoyed by both visitors and locals. Listed below is a selection of the most popular Isle of Wight parks and gardens that offer wonderful settings for walks, relaxation and recreation.

Afton Park
Newport Road
Freshwater
Isle of Wight
PO40 9XR

Afton Park

The gardens at Afton Park incorporate a popular plant nursery, wildflower meadow and apple orchard. The park is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, beneath the chalk downs close to Freshwater Bay.

Appley Park
Appley Lane
Ryde
Isle of Wight
PO33 1ND

An excellent large park adjacent to the award winning beach containing a café, pitch and putt course, children’s playground, public toilets, emergency telephone and beachside shelters.

Battery Gardens
Sandown Bay
Sandown
Isle of Wight

Battery Gardens

A lovely garden created on a World War II observation battery, with fantastic views out to the English Channel.

Cascade Gardens
Shore Hill
Ventnor
Isle of Wight

Cascade

Beautiful landscaped gardens presented in a Mediterranean theme.

Litten Park
Church Litten
Newport
Isle of Wight

Litten Park is a pleasant town centre green area with children´s playground.

Mottistone Manor Garden
Mottistone
Isle of Wight
PO30 4ED
Tel: 01983 741302

Mottistone Manor

Mottistone Manor is owned by The National Trust and its landscaped garden features colourful herbaceous borders and grass terraces planted with fruit trees.

Northwood Park
Ward Avenue
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 8AY
Tel: 01983 280525

Northwood Park features an 18 hole short putting green, 6 tennis courts and a 6 rink bowling green.

Osborne House Gardens
East Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO32 6JY
Tel: 01983 200022

Osbourne Gardens

Osborne House was Queen Victoria´s “Palace by the Sea” and is in an idyllic setting overlooking the Solent. Once inside the grounds, one will find the Italianate terrace gardens, children’s play area and summerhouse, museum, miniature fort and barracks and Swiss Cottage, where the royal children were educated.

Puckpool Park
Puckpool Hill
Ryde
Isle of Wight
PO33 1PJ

Puckpool Park

At Puckpool Park you can enjoy an 18 hole putting green, 15 hole crazy golf, two tennis courts and three bowling greens.

Robin Hill Country Park
Downend
Arreton
Isle of Wight
PO30 2NU
Tel: 01983 527352

Robin Hill

Set in 88 acres (36 hectares) of beautiful woodland and countryside, Robin Hill Country Park offers activities and attractions for all ages including theme-park rides, countryside centre, children’s attractions and great food and shopping. It is one of the best places on the Isle of Wight to catch sight of the rare endangered red squirrel.

Rookley Country Park
Rookley
Isle of Wight
PO38 3LU
Tel: 01983 721606

Located on the Newport to Shanklin road near Godshill, Rookley Country Park is a glorious 22-acre (9 hectares) country park, which includes an outdoor swimming pool, a children’s play area, a pitch and putt golf course and two fishing lakes.

Rylstone Gardens
Shanklin
Isle of Wight
PO37 6RG

The very impressive Rylstone Gardens are situated on the cliff top overlooking Sandown bay and are just a short walk from the beach front, Shanklin Chine and Shanklin Old Village.

Sandham Grounds
Culver Parade
Sandown
Isle of Wight

Sandham Grounds

A traditional seafront park opposite the beach incorporating an 18-hole crazy golf course, 18-hole putting green, three tennis courts and a basketball court.

Ventnor Botanic Garden
Undercliffe Drive
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 1UL
Tel: 01983 855397

Ventnor Park

The Botanic Garden benefits from the sheltered sub-tropical climate of Ventnor. The Garden is owned by the Isle of Wight Council and is classed as a public open space. It is free of charge to enter the grounds and the Temperate Showhouse, but there is a pay and display car park.

Ventnor Park
Park Avenue
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 1LE

Ventnor Park

Ventnor Park is very picturesque and incorporates an 18 hole putting green.




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