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Ventnor Botanic Garden

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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...more
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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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Reviewed today

This is well worth a visit. An amassing garden with themed areas from around the world. Find the Australian area for its stunning colourful plants and aboriginal art, then find the Japanese garden. Pity the lift from the Palm garden to the shop / café...More

Thank alandelascelles
Reviewed 4 days ago

The current road diversions and lack of road signs made a disappointing start to a visit to the garden. The greeting at the entrance was less than welcoming bearing in mind the cost of entry. It seemed to us Ventnor Botanic Garden has lost its...More

1  Thank Padureni
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of my husband's main reasons for visiting the IOW - and it didn't disappoint. We had a beautiful day with temperatures more like July than October. It is a terraced garden and as a wheelchair user the path was well maintained and gently sloping...More

1  Thank WheelyWoman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely garden and nature trail to follow and lots to see for the family but young ones may get a bit bored. There are a couple of playgrounds around but this is more geared towards plant fans than whole families.

Thank Glenn A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting and enjoyable visit, albeit a bit expensive for us pensioners. You could spend all day here and walk for miles through wonderful plants and open meadows. They also have a superb café which sells the most amazing Mackerel salad.

Thank Darryl P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing new has been added in 10 years but like everything on the IOW. Actually starting to look very worn and withered much like the plants. Staff appeared to be too busy, but not busy, to want to serve us. Had trouble even trying to...More

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on a quiet Friday in October. Only criticism was the lack of tours as we were soo looking forward to the mushroom and tunnels tours!! :’( loved the Tall sunflowers in the long borders. The ever so busy bees 🐝 on the kniphofia...More

Thank ezzy66
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden has a wonderful collection of plants that survive because of the microclimate it is situated in. You must keep your eyes open for the Red Squirrels

1  Thank John_in_Notts
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this place. My friend (an islander) joined for the year so we got in half price. The garden is designed so they don't need much care, hence why there are not many gardeners around. I thought it has been designed well but...More

Thank QuackieQuackQuack
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited these gardens this afternoon. 30,000 rare and sub-tropical plants and trees laid out in geographical areas of the world. Lots of seats around the garden to sit and admire. Children’s playground. Lovely cafe with terrace overlooking the garden. Large car park with toilets. Wheelchair...More

Thank Joyce S
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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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