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...

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...

Chris’ Blog

Here are two mighty flower spikes of Agave salmiana. These desert plants are native to the dry plains of Mexico. They grow for many years as spiky tipped giant rosettes, and then once large enough, surge into flower. These huge central spikes, looking like asparagus...

Chris’ Blog

Whilst repairing the roof of our Tropical House we were able to see the garden from altitudes never before reached. The picture above looks down on our Arid Bank, clearly visible are the rows of Phoenic canarienses that will very soon clearly emerge as avenues over...

The Dragon Arum

There is a fine display of flowering Dragon’s Arum (Dracunculus vulgaris) to be seen currently in the Mixed Border and the Mediterranean Garden. Some of the plants are remarkably over 2 metres in height! This plant is the most dramatic and eyecatching of the...
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