We enjoy a Round the Island tour, and break for lunch at Isle of Wight Pearl. Situated on the stunning south west coast of the island, Isle of Wight Pearl holds the largest selection of pearl jewellery in the UK.
In the afternoon, we visit Mottistone Gardens (National Trust, admission extra). Set in a sheltered valley this magical garden is full of surprises, with shrub-filled banks, hidden pathways and colourful herbaceous borders.
Surrounding an attractive Elizabethan manor house this 20th-century garden is experimenting with a Mediterranean-style planting scheme to take advantage of its southerly location.