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. Using our international travel planner, Ventnor attractions like Ventnor Botanic Garden can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited on a cold bright afternoon in March and spent a very enjoyable couple of hours looking round - Clearly the gardens had been affected by the recent snow, but the main structures were there a...  more »
  • Parts allowed to become overgrown, clearance works being carried out. In spring and summer would imagine some areas would be very attractive and pleasant to sit in. Shop and cafe fine.  more »
  • I am a member of VBG, so I visit frequently to enjoy the ever changing scenery. On this visit, the giant white Magnolia tree had just started to bloom - in February! There was a surprising amount of c...  more »
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  • Very expensive entrance fee. Gardens untidy not a single Gardner in sight. Not a single dog poo bin in sight. Not a single bin in sight. Restaurant shut but tables uncleared. The logos on the trees illegible. Uncared for. Overgrown. Really worst visit.
  • Attractive gardens on a lovely corner of the Island. Perhaps visiting in early spring was not fair as some work was in progress prior to the summer. Some areas were not fully finished and of course the flowers were not in bloom. Staff friendly, ample parking and a decent coffee room.
  • Even though we went in April when barely any of the flowers were blooming it was still a great experience. It was fun exploring the different sections and walkways that they have. I will have to go back in summer.
  • This lovely collection of plants was devastated by the Beast from the East this winter. Some excellent specimens remain. Please support the volunteers by coming to the garden. The high entrance fee (£9.50) will help them replant.
  • I bought membership to Ventnor Botanic Gardens and quite honestly it's the self gift that just keeps giving! It changes all year round and there's something lovely about seeing a riot of flowers in mid October. Little one loves it there and we pack books to read whilst we adventure round. It's great for picnics, wildlife (red squirrels and wall lizards) not so wild-life (terrapins and fish in the fishpond) and even has a kids playground tucked away at the bottom. It's also right by the sea which is great on a hot day and they hold various events throughout the year. Personally I love it here and it's well worth a visit
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