The South Sights

Ventnor Botanic Garden

  • Undercliff Dr. Map It
  • Ventnor
  • Garden/Arboretum

Fodor's Review

Laid out over 22 acres, these gardens contain more than 3,500 species of trees, plants, and shrubs. Thanks to a unique microclimate there are outdoor gardens devoted to flora from the Mediterranean, Antipodes, and South Africa. The impressive greenhouse includes banana trees and a waterfall; a visitor center, with a gift shop that sells plants and seeds, puts the gardens into context. Admission includes a guided tour. There is a two-bedroom self-catering cottage in the garden itself, available for short-term rentals at £135 a night.

Sight Information

Address:

Undercliff Dr., Ventnor, PO38 1UL, England

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Phone:

01983-855397

Sight Details:

  • £7.50
  • Oct.–Mar., daily 10–4; Apr.–Sept., daily 10–dusk
  • 1/3 off if purchased with Red Funnel ferry ticket

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