1 - 2 September 2018 - The Wolverton Manor Garden Fair is the largest and most popular garden event on the Island. It is held in the grounds of Wolverton Manor, a beautiful Jacobean House in a secluded area 5 miles South of Newport in the Isle of Wight.
Supported by Red Funnel, Wolverton Manor Garden Fair is set in the beautiful grounds of Wolverton Manor, near Shorwell, and features over 120 Island and mainland exhibitors representing a wide range of gardening and country arts and crafts.
Visiting nurseries sit alongside the wonderful Island nurseries with all the traditional delights of a genuine Garden Fair including entertainment to suit all ages. There's even Elizabethan Dancing performed by Elizabethan re-enactors.
Attracting circa 7,000 visitors, the fair is the most popular garden event on the Island but there's also a big emphasis on wildlife with a conservation tent showing bats and red squirrels, poultry from the Poultry Club and a variety of animals from alpacas, falcons and dogs.
The Wolverton Manor Garden Fair has raised significant sums of money over the years for Age UK on the Isle of Wight.
For more information and tickets gardenfair.org.uk
Getting to Wolverton Manor Garden Fair is easy from Southampton.
By car - Catch the hourly vehicle ferry service from Southampton to East Cowes, the journey will take 55-60 minutes. Upon arrival, head south on Dover Rd following the A3021 and A3054 to St George's Approach/B3341 in Newport. From there, follow B3341 to Carisbrooke Rd and continue along the B3323 to Corve Hill in Shorwell, turn right into Pound Lane and Wolverton Manor (your destination) is on the right. The 11.6 miles will take about 30 minutes.
On foot - catch the Red Jet to West Cowes from Terminal 2 in Southampton, On arrival in West Cowes, Southern Vectis operate frequent buses from West Cowes to Newport (service 1). Change at the bus station in Newport for service 12 to Shorwell. Taxis are also available outside the East & West Cowes terminals. For car hire, we recommend Enterprise - they will pick you-up from either terminal if you tell them your arrival time.