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.
Geocache Dragon Egg Hunt
Join us for a geocaching adventure with the first ever Gift to Nature Geocaching Dragon Egg Hunt! Use your phone to navigate around the flowery slopes of Brading Down, and hunt out our special dragon-themed secret caches... can you find them all?
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Gift to Nature is holding a Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Sandown Community Orchard. Bring a picnic, join us and watch the Teaparty mayhem unfold.
Gift to Nature Gala Event – The Butterfly Ball
A magical afternoon and evening of top quality musical entertainment at the iconic Golden Hill Fort Country Park, to raise funds for the our work across the Island. Do join us for the Islands first Butterfly Ball.
Big Kite Picnic
Big Kite Picnic – family picnic with kites! At Golden Hill. More details soon.
The Wight Walks
Our little Island has long been adored for its outstanding natural beauty. From the Royal connections to the unique sub-climate in Ventnor, that allows many tropical plants to flourish and our gorgeous coast and the panoramic views, we really are very lucky indeed. That said, with work, family or just generally busy lives, it can […]
Nuts to Squirrels
Nuts to Squirrels
The Outdoor Mindfulness Guide
Here at Gift to Nature HQ we’re always looking for ways to improve and this month we thought we would share a mindfulness technique that will get you walking in the great outdoors and enjoying all the beauty our little Island has to offer. If you’re even a smidgen into self-care, you’ll already be au […]
Prize draw: a new name for Sandown Wetland Community Orchard
Prize draw: a new name for Sandown Wetland Community Orchard – Draw is now closed – 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 […]
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 […]
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!