Carbon Neutral Heating for Tropical Display

Ventnor Botanic Garden showcasing New Green Deal Technologies Ventnor Botanic Garden’s Tropical Display House will soon be heated via a new 15kw photovoltaic array system. The Garden plans to use the technology to heat the pool where we are growing two species...

New VBG @ Home Garden Service

Ventnor Botanic Garden in your garden May 24th Do you need help with your garden? Our Experts can visit your site or garden to survey the garden as it is, understand your horticultural desires, review the health of your plants, shrubs, and trees; or critique a new...

Endangered Aloe begins to flower

High Mountain Aloe in our Arid Garden May 17th Aloe polyphylla is only found at high altitude in the Drakensburg mountains of Lesotho, South Africa.  It is listed as CITES Appendix 1, the highest level of threat.  It has become an endangered species primarily due...

VBG has plant fossils on loan

Plants from the landscape of pre history Ventnor Botanic Garden has on loan a number of plant fossils from Dinosaur Isle.  These date to the Cretaceous period, 125-110 million years ago. All of the plant material we have loaned is from the same period as the...

Wall Lizards at VBG

The long established Wall Lizard population continues to thrive May 9th The Wall Lizards, Podarcis muralis, are a frequently seen and popular part of the Undercliff ecology.  Research by the University of Oxford using the mitochondria of the animals has discovered...
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