Tel: 01983 855397

        Getting here

Ventnor Botanic Garden

By Car

With the ongoing closure of Leeson Road following the Bonchurch Landslide in December 2023, visitors and locals can  access the Garden via the following routes:

From Sandown or Shanklin: Leave Shanklin along Victoria Avenue (by the traffic lights in the Old Village), continue along A3020 Godshill Road to Whiteley Bank, turn towards Wroxall on the B3327, into Ventnor.

From Godshill, travel towards Shanklin on the A3020, turn onto B3327 to Wroxall and Ventnor.

From Blackgang, travel to Niton, continue to Whitwell, then go into Ventnor as follows

Please be aware of  current  ROAD CLOSURES in VENTNOR July 2024

If using the Wroxall approach,  use Ocean View Rd into town centre as below.
If using the Whitwell route
• Follow the Whitwell Rd towards Ventnor
• Turn left at the T Junction onto Upper Gills Cliff Rd.
• Turn right at the Chip shop onto Ocean View Rd and continue down Trinity Road towards Ventnor town centre.
• Follow the one way system through the town of Victoria Street , leading into Albert Street then turn right into Pier street.
• Turn left at the traffic lights on to the A3055 (Alpine Rd) and follow the road round to Park Avenue and Steephill Rd, which leads into Undercliff Drive arriving at Ventnor Botanic Garden.

ACCESS IS POSSIBLE via Zig Zag Rd and turning right onto Castle Rd, despite the “Road Closed Ahead” sign but  is only suitable for cars, not larger vehicles. Turn right at the bottom of the hill and the Gardens are half a mile on your left.

We have a large visitor car park that also services the nearby Steephill Cove and walking routes along the coastal paths. Parking costs just £5 for an all-day ticket. Parking is free for Garden admission payers. Please use PO38 1UL in your SatNav. Ventnor Botanic Garden can be located along Undercliff Drive, Ventnor. Disabled pass holders can park for free within our car park; we have a number of disabled parking spaces available.


By Bus

Southern Vectis Buses cover the whole of the Isle of Wight and with two busy routes passing close by to Ventnor Botanic Garden, this is the ideal car-free way to visit the Garden. Routes 3 & 6 both service Ventnor, travelling from different areas of the Island.

From Ryde –

(3) The number 3 from Ryde travels from Brading, Sandown, Lake, Shanklin and then into Ventnor – Stopping at Ventnor town, you will then need to walk to the Garden along Undercliff Drive. (See directions below.)

From Newport –

(3) The quickest route from Newport, heading through Godshill, Wroxall and down into Ventnor town centre.

(6) A slower, but more scenic route to Ventnor, travels through the central villages, Carisbrooke, Chillerton, Chale, Blackgang, Niton, Whitwell and down into Ventnor town Centre.

On Foot

Walking from Ventnor town centre –

Head west and up Church Street – along Belgrave Road – down Park Avenue – then Steephill Road – onto Undercliff Drive – turn left into the main entrance. Approx. 10-15min walk, with some mild hills.

You can’t get to the Garden from Niton along Undercliff Road due to landslides. Please continue into Ventnor and approach from that direction.

Ventnor Botanic Garden
Undercliff Drive
Isle of Wight
PO38 1UL

Contact us

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Tel: 01983 855397  |  Ventnor Botanic Garden Community Company C.I.C  | Company Number: 07976468 | Registered Address: Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1UL