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...

Earliest Magnolia Opening

Magnolias Begin blooming at VBG in 2017 This may be linked to the mild winter we’ve had, our weather recorder tells me we have been a long time without an air frost recorded, so from what we can see no frost since 18th January 2013! The VBG Microclimate climate is...

New Year Flower Count 2017

206 different plants in flower on New Year's Day On New Year's Day we counted how many plants are in bloom at VBG and came to a surprising 206! This is a duty we carry out on an annual basis for fun, though recently we have seen trends linked to climate change. This...

2 for 1 Admission Throughout January!

Come along to Ventnor Botanic Garden and enjoy the great outdoors in 2017 for 2 for 1 admission! Are you struggling to motivate yourself in the New Year? Why not have a gentle start to a healthier you in 2017 with stunning, scenic walks at Ventnor Botanic Garden with...

2017 Annual Membership Passes

Start saving and help to preserve the Garden for the future! Visit more, save more and support the Garden Here at VBG we encourage our visitors to come back again and again throughout the year. Whatever the season and whatever the weather, there is always something...

Flower of Power, Agave salmiana

Agave salmianas are even rarer to see in flower outdoors in the UK, and are racing against the autumn as the nights draw in and temperatures drop. We expect the final height to exceed 4m!

Iberian visitors set up home

Although we know about the plants which are brought into the Garden, we know very much less about creatures which might be hitching a lift, transported on balls of soil roots. That is the means by which as ant, Tapinoma ibericum,  native to southern Spain and...

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