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.

How To Prune An Apple Tree
Sandown Wetland Community Orchard Help bring this wonderful local asset back to life in 2018, starting with a FREE tree pruning and planting session with the Gift to Nature Rangers. An event for the whole family. Discover the wonderful collection of fruit trees in this hidden gem and find out how to best care for […]
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
The Mad Hatters Tea Party at Sandown Wetland Community Orchard will be part of the All Along the Riverbank event on May 7th. More details soon!  
Gift to Nature Gala Event – The Butterfly Ball
Gift to Nature Gala Event – The Butterfly Ball Golden Hill Country Park, Freshwater Put this date in your dairy… more details will follow.
Big Kite Picnic
Big Kite Picnic – family picnic with kites! At Golden Hill. More details soon.

Prize draw: a new name for Sandown Wetland Community Orchard
Prize draw: a new name for Sandown Wetland Community Orchard Tell us what you think, and win a prize worth up to £64! With money from the Big Lottery Fund we’re starting work to enhance Sandown Community Orchard and Wetland Walk in 2018. Thanks to Big Lottery Players we will put in a boardwalk, a new gate, […]
Come and get dirty with us!
    Volunteer opportunities at the “Mummies Caves” at Dodnor       The HLF funded Dodnor Rediscovered Project will be running volunteering opportunities to get involved in archaeological and environmental work at the Cement Kiln site and Dodnor Creek Local Nature Reserve, Interested in Nature Conservation? If you’d like to find out more about […]
Exciting opportunity for an artist to join our project
  We are looking for an artist to work with us on our Dodnor Rediscovered Project. Full details can be downloaded here.
The Gift to Nature Auction
AUCTION NOW COMPLETE If you are a winner in the online auction you should get an email telling how to pay. If you didn’t get the email or you won with a bid at the Gala Dinner (ie not online) then please get in touch with us.  Following our fantastic Enchanted Woodland Gala Dinner, we […]
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 […]

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!