Tel: 01983 855397

Opuntia species, the Prickly Pears

The Opuntia cacti are in flower during July and creating quite a display of fiery colours; yellows, reds and peachy hues in our Arid Garden.  After flowering we await the Prickly Pear fruit, a spiny delicacy that our chefs make safe in edulis and present as a rare epicurian delight.  Where else can you eat home grown Prickly Pears in the UK?

Contact us

Refund Policy

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