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We are the Isle of Wight’s local countryside charity. We own and manage countryside, green space and nature reserves across the Island for everyone to enjoy, for free, all year around.

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The Appley Sessions – Tree ID Walk
Join Matthew Chatfield from Gift to Nature for a gentle stroll around scenic coastal parkland looking at a selection of native British trees and learning some quick tips on identifying them. Aimed especially at non-experts. Supported by Ryde Town Council Suggested donation £3 per person Meet at Appley Car Park
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The Enchanted Woodland Gala Dinner, Northwood House
Themed this year, as the Enchanted Woodland – we will be bringing elements of our sites under cover for the evening, to reflect the environment we work in and work for. Why not join us for this magical night for a delicious 3 course sit down dinner and help support our work at the same […]
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Return to the mummies’ caves: new £63K project at Dodnor
Heritage Lottery funds £63,800 project on Newport’s industrial heritage The Island 2000 Trust will be delivering a new project worth over £63000 after securing grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Vestas Technology UK. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players and donated by the local wind turbine technology firm, the project aims to […]
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Get your apples now!
There is a lot of free fruit to be had this year – and our community orchards have got some for you! These apples are at Sandown Wetlands, Longwood Lane – just by the cycletrack. You can also find over 100 fruit trees free for the picking at Pan Country Park off Pan Lane, and […]
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We’re working with Visit Isle of Wight
Gift to Nature is delighted to be a voluntary WIGHTBID payer – we contribute towards Visit Isle of Wight because we believe that promoting the Island to visitors is an essential part of protecting and enhancing this beautiful landscape. So now we’re on the Visit Isle of Wight website! Hooray!  
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Feeling sheepish in Newport!
The sheep are back! Yes, our visiting four-legged mowers are back on duty at Pan Mill Meadows, Newport. Our work to restore this meadow to safe grazing condition last year seems to have paid off – they are enjoying the grass. Although some of them have horns, they are not goats – sheep do have […]
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The Gift to Nature Shop: official opening
Official opening of the Gift to Nature Shop, 12 Holyrood St, Newport PO30 5AU (opposite Hurst’s) 14:00 26 May 2017 Holyrood Street will be welcoming a unique shop on Friday 26 May.  Island countryside conservation charity the Island 2000 Trust is opening its first shop to get the countryside message to the high street. The Gift […]

Gift to Nature is changing and growing into something new, bigger and better. In February 2016 the Island 2000 Trust charity took on the management of most of the Isle of Wight Council’s countryside estate, to add to its own existing Gift to Nature sites. This new project is run under the name of Gift to Nature – meaning that both IWC countryside and G2N will be better placed to keep our beautiful countryside open and free for all.

Things we do

  • We look after countryside and green spaces on the Isle of Wight
  • We help people improve land they manage
  • We run lots of interesting and fun events
  • We promote routes to access the countryside
  • We look after special habitats and species
  • We give advice and support to people about how to do these things for themselves
  • Lots of other things!