Gillian Mountford creates works in vibrant blues and bright whites that are combined using traditional Agateware techniques that mimic the layers of Agate rocks. The results are beautiful and unique earthenware ceramics that have both a decorative and functional use in the home. Normal admission prices apply.
Newtown Nature Reserve, Town Lane, Newtown, Isle of Wight.
An exhibition of colourful ceramic artwork by local artist Gillian Mountford, set against the backdrop of the historic Old Town Hall. Gillian creates works in vibrant blues and bright whites that are combined using traditional Agateware techniques that mimic the layers of Agate rocks.
A garden within a 3 acre plot. A s-facing, sloping, exposed site with sandy soil. Different areas of interest; a terrace, formal garden with pond, some vines, a fernery, large organic vegetable plot, a souvenir garden set within the remains of an old glasshouse, mown paths though natural meadow and a pond for...
Join our guided tour to discover how the history of the Old Town Hall owes much to Ferguson’s Gang. This group of pioneering women was instrumental in raising awareness of the need to protect and preserve valuable places, such as the Old Town Hall, but they did it in an eccentric way.
To celebrate the centenary of the first act to give women the right to vote, join our guided tour to discover how the history of the Old Town Hall owes much to the mysterious all-female Ferguson’s Gang.
After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before!
Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening
This ¼ acre garden has evolved over 14 yrs. It is a garden that is run on organic principles, for the benefit of both the gardeners and nature. It is divided into separate areas incl a vegetable plot, woodland areas, ponds, herb plantings, grass border and herbaceous borders.
Quarr Abbey will be hosting Andrew Dowden’s summer exhibition - a collection of unique and distinctive, handmade, hand-carved ceramics and complementary textured wall art. This is an opportunity to view Andrew Dowden’s work and buy directly from the artist.
Quarr Abbey Art Gallery, Quarr Abbey, Nr Fishbourne, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Stompin’ Dave’s Blues3 brings together three of the UK’s top blues and roots musicians. Award winning drummer Sam Kelly, larger than life personality Earl Jackson,
and multi-instrumentalist tornado tap dancer Stompin’ Dave Allen.
Stompin’ Dave Allen - vocals/guitar/banjo/harmonica/piano.
Open early especially for the race, our tea-room will be serving a hearty breakfast for you to tuck into as you watch the yachts round the Needles Rocks. Or just come and enjoy the spectacular view from the tip of the Needles Headland.
Needles Old Battery, West High Down, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight
Sat 7 July 10am-4pm
Celebrate National Meadows Day with our family activities and short walk to find out what makes the flower rich meadows at Newtown so special. Discover how we are looking after them and learn how to identify some of the flowers and insects that live here.
Newtown Nature Reserve Visitor Point, Town Lane, Newtown
Celebrate National Meadows Day with our family activities and short walk to find out what makes the flower-rich meadows at Newtown so special. Discover how we are looking after our meadows and learn how to identify some of the flowers and insects that live here. We’ve got lots of family activities too.
Enjoy a variety of garden styles set in the popular village resort of Seaview. Colourful borders of herbaceous perennials and annual bedding, trees, shrubs and climbers, grasses and water features. Raised vegetable beds, glasshouses and potager, plus colourful sunny patios with a touch of the exotic.
1 acre organic wildlife garden surrounds an C18 cottage (not open) in an AONB. Nectar rich borders with wild flowers, ornamental grasses, cottage garden plants, herbs, shrubs and roses, plus mature trees, young crabs and limes. Mown paths and informal lawns.
Nightjars are elusive creatures, but our rangers will be able to help you hear and spot them on this short walk around the Mottistone Estate. Please wear stout foot wear and weather suitable clothing for after sunset, and bring binoculars and a torch if you have them.
Mottistone Gardens, Mottistone, near Brighstone, Isle of Wight
The garden is laid out mainly to shrubs and border plants designed for colour and texture. A haven of peace with extensive 270 degree views of the countryside incl the south west coast of the island down to The Needles and Dorset beyond.
On our gentle walk, we’ll wander across grassy meadows, through ancient woodland and to the edges of the delicate saltmarsh to discover the wildlife that lives here. Newtown is home to a variety of wildlife, providing a rich delicate habitat which is carefully managed. On our 1.
Explore the wonders of the Windmill with our discovery trail. Learn about the Island’s only surviving windmill and the wildlife that lives in the fields and hedgerows surrounding it. Dogs on lead welcome. Meet at Bembridge Windmill PO35 5SQ (SZ 639 874).
Bembridge Windmill, High Street/Mill Road, Bembridge
Explore the wonders of the Windmill with our discovery trail. Learn about the Island’s only surviving windmill and the wildlife that lives in the fields and hedgerows surrounding it. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for the whole family. Dogs on leads welcome.