Gift to Nature is the Isle of Wight’s local countryside management project.
Gift to Nature is passionate about the Isle of Wight’s wildlife, countryside and open spaces, from our famous red squirrels to obscure tiny rare bees. Since 2002 we have created and cared for a variety of green spaces both in towns and countryside, right across the Island.
A project of local charity Natural Enterprise, in 2016 we took on the management of most of the Isle of Wight Council’s countryside estate, to add to our own existing Gift to Nature sites. This means we now have even more countryside and green spaces all around the Island. Some sites are wider open spaces such as Brading Down, whilst others are small, urban oasis. All are important to local people.
You might find something a bit different
Many of our sites feature local art, from carved picnic benches to a scrap-metal sculpture. We invite local craftsmen and artists to help add something special to what nature (and our conservation workers) have provided. We want to share our lovely sites and all of the Island’s beautiful countryside so we have produced also trail maps and lead guided walks to encourage everyone to get out and explore. These trail packs are available for purchase at our shop or given free when you become a regular supporter.
Thanks to all of our supporters
All of this work is only possible with the help of our committed supporters and amazing network of volunteers. All donations enable us to continue our conservation work on the Isle of Wight.