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Ventnor Botanic Garden

Undercliff Drive, Ventnor PO38 1UL, England
+44 1983 855397
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With our magnificent location on the Island's Channel coast, Ventnor Botanic Garden has a unique sub-tropical microclimate making it approximately 5 degrees warmer than the general British climate – making it Britain’s hottest garden! Set in 22 acres, with over 6,000 species of plants, shrubs and champion trees why not follow one of our many trails to fully explore the garden? Take the Victorian Tunnel Tour out to sea or take the steps underground to our mushroom fruiting chamber. If you are bringing young children we also have a well-equipped play area. Enjoy teas, coffees, cakes and light snacks in our Plantation Room Café or enjoy an outstanding dining experience in the Edulis Restaurant, where much of the ingredients are grown in the Garden or sourced locally. We also have plenty of our own produce including jams, chutneys, cordials and even some fine botanic craft beers available from our own shop! We are open daily from 10am with last admissions at 5pm.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“new zealand” (30 reviews)
“exotic plants” (22 reviews)
“tunnel tour” (20 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Undercliff Drive, Ventnor PO38 1UL, England
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+44 1983 855397
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"new zealand"
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"exotic plants"
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"tunnel tour"
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"red squirrels"
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"micro climate"
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"children's play area"
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"steephill cove"
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"coastal path"
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"heritage centre"
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"well worth a visit"
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"tea room"
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"isle of wight"
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"steep hill cove"
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"coffee shop"
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"cake"
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"scones"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a pleasant visit to these lovely gardens once we had worked out how to get in (through the shop). Lack of signs is also annoying in the car park where the need to post a parking permit is not mentioned anywhere Although we'd...More

Thank banafsha
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If your into plants and flowers this is the place for you. Well laid out grounds and there is a cafe on site and a shop. with your ticket to be placed on display inside your vehicle. Just outside Ventnor.

Thank bobbyHounslow
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic experience easy paced walking around theses beautiful gardens on what was one of the hottest days of the year. The whole experience took me back to visits in Australia, where at any moment I was expecting a 'drop bear' to appear from one of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was disappointed with these botanical gardens. From the off things weren’t well signposted and lots of people were asking about registering the car for free parking, and where the entrance was. Disabled parking spaces weren’t clear. The map of the gardens was not very...More

Thank 29Jetsetter
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended a wedding at Ventnor not long ago. It's a nice wedding venue. It would have been nice to have more outdoor seating, but understandably, this is a botanic garden not a place with a primary focus on weddings and events so that's not...More

1  Thank Emgme
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some reviewers were writing about the state of the garden, we have to take into account that there has been a few weeks of extreme heat with no rain whatsoever. when you put that aside it is a medium sized botanical garden, with quiet walking...More

Thank weirdo666
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited lots of gardens in my lifetime but this was the worst. Paid £9,50 entry and was supplied a guide map that was totally useless. No areas were signposted, poor general maintenance. Rusty old buoy with no details of its history. Tunnel description plaque unreadable....More

1  Thank David G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a gem of a garden on the Isle of Wight. The gardens are in different sections, Australian, Mediterranean, etc. There was a guided tour and the Tour Guide Jonty was very thorough and had a vast knowledge of the gardens and plants, she...More

Thank Ramesh C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to while away an afternoon. Excellent tour by very informative guide! Staffed by volunteers and very well maintained. Walking distance from Ventnor along the coast.

Thank Leo H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the visit but did find that areas of the garden looked to be somewhat neglected and plants clearly hit by poor weather. The video about the great water lilies lead me to expect great things in the hot house but they weren't even there...More

Thank Julie M
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Response from Rawlings064 | Reviewed this property |
Reading other replies. I can't imagine having to book at any time. The gardens are very nice and colourful depending on the time of year. The café is nice with tea & cakes on the menu. On our visit there was a wedding going... More
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