The Wight Herd

Tapnell Farm was once the home of the biggest dairy herd of cows on the Isle of Wight, so to continue that tradition it is now the home of the only “Art Herd” in the UK!

Patchwork Herd Cow

The #WightHerd is our collection of life-size colourful cows – all uniquely designed by a range of local events, businesses, groups and collectives. Their designers range from some of the Isle of Wight’s best known events, such as Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival, right through to some of our most celebrated attractions, like Ventnor Botanic Gardens and The Garlic Farm. We even have cows dedicated to our most famous musical exports… check out the Level 42 scrapbook cow!

Feel free to have a wander through our special herd of cows, and soak up the diversity and creativity that makes the Isle of Wight such a special place. See if you can guess the ideas behind the designs (before you read them underneath of course!)

You will find most of the #WightHerd located outside The Cow Co Restaurant, but some of our Flashy Friesians have a habit of wandering off so keep an eye out for them as you move around the farm.