Gardens in or near Cowes
Cowes is the main port of the Isle of Wight and a centre for yachting where sailors from all over the world compete and various saling events. Cowes has some excellent shops in its pedestrianised high street as well as restaurants, pubs and cafes. At East Cowes is the magnificent Osborne House the holiday home of Queen Victoria, which is open to the public as well as the restored gardens. Regular ferries run between Cowes and Southampton making it a great place to explore at any time of year. Gardens in or near Cowes Osborne House and Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway are listed below.