Ventnor Botanic Garden is a 22 acre, very lively botanic garden right by the sea. A remarkable collection of plants from all over the world, mainly from the southern hemisphere, many tender but thriving here given enough shelter. Naturalised giant echiums and a Palm Garden with yuccas, phormiums and cordylines. The New Zealand glade, just as grey-green as you might expect, holds the largest collection of native plants grown in the UK. Good jungley glasshouse and lots of vivid summer colour.
Ventnor Botanic Garden is part of the following Travel Ideas:
"This amazing botanical haven is located in The Undercliff, a tumbling landscape of the southern skirt of the island, which has provided a naturally occurring yet unusually warm microclimate in which tropical and sub-tropical species of plants flourish like few other locations within the British Isles. Here in the botanic gardens, Mediterranean and tropical plant species that often struggle to grow in UK glasshouses, thrive spectacularly in open air. Meanwhile an informative visitor’s centre, a garden café and a shop selling local produce, much harvested from the gardens themselves, help create the perfect attraction for all lovers of nature."
Information on Ventnor Botanic Garden , Undercliff Drive , Ventnor
|Opening Times:||All Year. 1 Mar to 31 Oct, Daily 10:00-17:00, 1 Nov to 20 Dec, Tue to Thu 10:00-15:00, Sat & Sun 10:00-16:00. 1 Jan to 28 Feb Sat & Sun 10:00-16:00. Closed 22 Dec to 1 Jan.|
|Admission:||No admission fee. Parking fees apply.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Dog Friendly:||Dogs Permitted (Dogs on Leads)|
|Location:||1 1/2 miles west of Ventnor on A3055.|
Coaches Welcome, Full Disabled Access, Guided Tours, Parking Availability, Plants for Sale, Tea Room
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