Isle of Wight

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Osborne House © IW Tourism

Gardens and vineyards

Gardens and vineyards on the Isle of Wight.

Shanklin Chine – Shanklin Old Village

Historic gorge alive with lush rare flora, featuring a nature trail and enchanting waterfalls. A unique Pipeline Under the Ocean (PLUTO) exhibition and video at the heritage centre, and 40 Royal Marine Commando memorial. Floodlit on summer evenings... find out more.

Adult tickets £4.60, children £3

Ventnor Botanic Gardens – Ventnor

Opened originally in 1972 on the site of the old Royal National Hospital, the gardens extend over 22 acres taking advantage of the micro-climate to grow species too tender for elsewhere in the UK. Recently listed as a Grade II historical garden, the gardens are laid out along a valley that runs east/west adjacent to the sea cliffs... find out more.

Adults £9.50, children over six £5.00

Adgestone Vineyard – Adgestone

One of the oldest vineyards in Britain, Adgestone lies on a south-facing slope amid 10 acres of outstanding natural beauty overlooked by Brading Down, just half a mile from the Roman villa. It is believed the Romans planted their vines on this very site... find out more.

Admission free

Rosemary Vineyard – Ryde

Enjoy a taste of the good life with a visit to the Island's largest vineyard. Free colour guide and wine tasting. To discover the secrets of fine wine production tour the vineyard and working winery. Watch the pressing, filtering and bottling process. Sample the award-winning range of distinctive full-bodied red wines, ciders and sparkling wines to liqueurs, country wines and refreshing apple juices... find out more.

Admission free

Mottistone Manor Gardens (National Trust) – Mottistone

Delightful valley garden forming the grounds of the Elizabethan manor house (leased privately). Located in the centre of picturesque Mottistone Village and at the foot of the Downs. There is a restored organic kitchen garden and plant sales from the greenhouse... find out more.

Adults £6.80, children £3.40, family £17