Tel: 01983 855397

Healing foods

The third pillar of Wellbeing at VBG is healing foods, next to the tranquility of the Garden and the many practices on offer. New Head Chef, Michael Jackson, shares our passion for serving ultra-fresh cuisine made from VBG grown and locally sourced ingredients. Michael’s creative flare is in evidence in the Plantation Room Cafe and edulis Restaurant where he creates vegan and vegetarian dishes everyday. Our Curator has selected unique and interesting vegetables to grow in our enlarged vegetable garden and serve alongside our micro-herbs and livings salads. Foods picked whilst at their freshest contain the most nutrients, boosting their wellbeing properties.

Michael is busy researching and experimenting with unusual ingredients from the Garden to create new tastes like Winter’s Bark Hot Chocolate, Eucalyptus salt and Crab Pear Syrup.


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