Daily Garden tours

Every day, tours of the Garden and behind the scenes at VBG. What’s at the end of The Tunnel? Every day we have a menu of different free tours guided by VBG staff and volunteers.  Take the journey through The Tunnel to the towering cliff.  Have a first hand...

John’s Blog

It is one week since the signing of a 125 year lease for the Ventnor Botanic Garden (VBG) from the IOW Council to a Community Interest Company (C.I.C.).  We burned up most of the runway negotiating the lease and the transfer, so we had to introduce our initial changes...

Garden Blog

Two unusual half hardy shrubs from Chile are currently in flower in the Garden. Podanthus ovatifolius, or Mitique, from Camino a El Melado is one of those unusual things, a shrubby member of the Compositae family.  It is very unusual in cultivation in the UK, a...

125 Year Lease Signed With IOWC

  Last evening in a flurry of activity two law firms completed the signing of a 125 year lease for the Ventnor Botanic Garden (VBG) by a Community Interest Company. John Curtis, Director of the CIC signing the lease with the IoW Council added, “This is one step – we...

VBG’s Beer Requested by CAMRA for Festival

Tropicale makes its debut at Great British Beer Festival July 11th Tropicale, the beer made by Yates’ Brewery using the unique hops grown at Ventnor Botanic Garden, has been requested by CAMRA to star at the Great British Beer Festival.  Yate’s brewery...
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