Easter fun in the garden

Despite the Islands recent battering from the ‘Beast From the East’, Spring will still arrive earlier at Ventnor Botanic Garden than elsewhere on the Island, making it a beautiful place to visit during Easter! We have lots of fun and creative activities...

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...

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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