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Ventnor Botanic Garden, Ventnor

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Located in a Mediterranean-like microclimate, Ventnor Botanic Garden is a collection of subtropical and temperate plant life from all over the world. This unusual, protected climate on the south-facing Isle of Wight coast provides the conditions necessary to grow the plants in the open air. Take a scenic walk there from Ventnor town to enjoy the island's natural beauty before immersing yourself in the subtropical garden. Add Ventnor Botanic Garden and other attractions to your Ventnor trip itinerary using our Ventnor vacation trip planner.
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  • Very nice garden with palm trees you do not expect in England. There is also a nice cafe and a shop with mixed stuff at the entrance, where you can also by plants.  more »
  • Visited the Botanical gargens many times in the past when it was under council ownership and free to go in,now it has been sold off and in my opinion is not worth the entry price.The gardens themselve...  more »
  • Visited on a beautiful sunny day. Although early in the year the gardens are stunning. The huge variety of unusual trees creates a beautiful backdrop to the tropical plants growing outside.There are s...  more »
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  • I love this place, no matter what time of year the gardens always look beautiful and it's a perfect spot when the sun comes out for a slice of homemade cake and cup of tea. If you love gardens, plants and cake then this is the place for you plants and cake the. This place for you
  • I took my mother to Ventnor Botanic Garden on her 85th birthday. Unfortunately it was not the garden we know and love. The paths were littered with leaves, the grass needed cutting and it generally looked untidy. The person who sold us the (expensive) tickets told us there was a tour of the tunnel at 2pm. We turned up and waited half an hour along with approx 20 other people but nobody came to run the tour. I saw a member of staff when leaving the gardens and told her that we have given up waiting for the tour, but others were still waiting, to which she replied "the tour doesn't run on Saturdays". Finally, there are stairs or lift to take you to the exit. As my mother is now 85 we took the lift, only to find that you have to change to another lift half way up. This would have been fine, had the second lift not been out of order, as a result my mother had to climb a flight of approx. 30 stairs to get to the exit. This all reflects badly on the Botanic Gardens and the Isle of Wight in general. What a shame.
  • Plenty of car parking at this attraction plus easy access. Even to a non botanist and reluctant gardener the plants and trees were fascinating. The oldest tree in the garden is over 700yrs old! The tunnel tour and mushroom tour were fascinating, with a commentary from a very knowledgeable and clearly enthusiastic young member of staff. The only downside is short opening hours, the site closes at 4pm, we could have easily spent a little longer here. Great view of the coast from here. Well worth a visit!
  • Disappointed holiday maker. We have been coming to the Iow for many years. We have had a short break from coming to the island for a few years and we were very shocked when we visited the gardens today the car park was empty. We soon discovered why how could they charge such an extortionate price for something that used to be free? We are not bothered to pay entry fees but these charges are disgusting and my husband has trouble walking and the lift was out of order. We will certainly be taking this of our list of places to visit. We went onto the Iow steam and had a trip on the train and had a great day out for less money.. gardens were council owned council
  • It's a botanic garden and it's a good one. Features the oldest palms in the UK thanks to Queen Victoria and its consistently pleasant climate.