Isle of Wight Milky Way, Chad Powell Photography at VBG

Isle of Wight Milky Way Shot is out of this World - Isle of Wight County Press Taken from outside the tunnel at Ventnor Botanic Garden, which runs through the cliff and exits at it's face to a sheer drop. It was built sometime in the 1880's when the grounds were home...

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BBC News, national collection for Puya

A public garden on the Isle of Wight has gained national recognition for its collection of an Andean plant, two years after it came close to closure.      

Daily Mail, Puya berteroniana blossom

Exotic plant that blooms once a CENTURY stuns horticulturists by flowering on what is set to be hottest day of the year.. but now it will die  

Island Echo, Gardener meets Chef

Ventnor Botanic Garden has announced the appointment of a new Head Chef, Brad Roe, at the garden’s Edulis Restaurant.  

Flower of Power, Echiums

The firework display of giant Echiums is one of the best known and loved features of Ventnor Botanic Garden. They all come from the laurel forests on the Canary Isles and Madeira but look carefully at them and you will see that they are not all the same. The one most...

The ultimate botanic dining experience

Read more to find out about our new head chef, Brad Roe & to see his interview. May 4th The ultimate botanic dining experience Ventnor Botanic Garden's edulis restaurant is now open daily from 12pm-4pm & introducing our new Head Chef, Brad Roe. From garden to...

Flower of Power, Quamash, Camassia leichtlinii

Growing alongside the Campsis Arbour, near Ornamental Lawns, you will notice a fine display of a blue flowered bulb,  known as Quamash, Camassia leichtlinii. Quamash is the North American Indian name for the plant. The edible bulbs were an important food source for...

Flower of Power, Acacia pravissima

Walk along the Long Border to see another fine later flowering Australian wattle. This one is Oven’s Wattle, Acacia pravissima, and you will find a fine bush at the far end of the border with masses of scented flowers. This acacia has a pendulous habit and the unusual...


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