John Curtis

American businessman, John T Curtis, signed a 125 year lease for the council-owned Ventnor Botanic Garden in July 2012.

Below are a selection of articles in which he’s mentioned.

Huge drop in visitor numbers at Ventnor Botanic Garden since changing hands

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Visitor numbers for 2013 are in stark contrast to the years before when the Garden was run by the council.

Friday, 28th February, 2014 5:29pm

By Sally Perry with 127 readers' comments

Friends of Ventnor Botanic Garden comment on expenditure

Philip Le May and Wendy Jenkins at VBG

Vice Chairman of the Friends of Ventnor Botanic Garden explains how money from the Society is spent at the Garden.

Tuesday, 25th February, 2014 9:32pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Find out how council money is being spent at Ventnor Botanic Garden

Signal Point in 2009

OnTheWight asks about specific payments being made in relation to the refurbishment of Signal Point.

Monday, 24th February, 2014 8:49pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Boss of Ventnor Botanic Garden: ‘I do not have an infinite appetite to fund losses’

Ventnor Botanic Garden :

Email from John Curtis reveals plans are in the pipeline for a multi-million pound grant application, but he's “disappointed with persistent trespassing”.

Wednesday, 29th January, 2014 12:57pm

By Sally Perry with 75 readers' comments

No increase to entry fee for Islanders at Ventnor Botanic Garden (updated)

Ventnor Botanic Garden

Although there will be a change in entry fees for visitors to the Garden from 1st August, Islanders' rates remain the same.

Monday, 29th July, 2013 5:55pm

By Kirsten Morris with 61 readers' comments

John Curtis responds to report of Botanic Garden playground moving

He says, "Our intent is not to remove the playground, but rather to locate it where it can be most beneficial."

Wednesday, 19th December, 2012 3:10pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ventnor Botanic Garden children’s playground may be removed

VTC hear that visitor numbers to the Garden are down this year. Also that John Curtis is now considering removing the children's playground.

Tuesday, 11th December, 2012 2:15pm

By Sally Perry with 29 readers' comments

Ventnor Botanic Garden: Entrance Fees Confirmed

Ventnor Botanic Garden: Entrance Fees Confirmed

Entrance fees for the Ventnor Botanic Garden have been confirmed in a letter to the Friends.

Sunday, 15th July, 2012 4:47pm

By Sally Perry with 201 readers' comments

Ventnor Botanic Garden: 125 Year Lease Signed By Community Interest Company

Ventnor Botanic Garden: 125 Year Lease Signed By Community Interest Company

The 125 year lease for the Ventnor Botanic Garden has now signed over to the Community Interest Company that will run the Garden.

Wednesday, 11th July, 2012 7:25pm

By Rosemary Stewart with 6 readers' comments

Council Pledges £200k To £1m Five Year Botanic Garden Investment

Council Pledges £200k To £1m Five Year Botanic Garden Investment

Council confirm they will invest £200,000 in the Ventnor Botanic Garden on disposal of lease to the Ventnor Botanic Garden Community Interest Company

Wednesday, 16th May, 2012 12:46pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Friends of the Ventnor Botanic Garden AGM This Thursday

Friends of the Ventnor Botanic Garden AGM This Thursday

A reminder that the Friends of the Ventnor Botanic Garden will be having their AGM on Thursday this week.

Tuesday, 17th April, 2012 4:09pm

By Rosemary Stewart

Ventnor Botanic Garden: All Invited To Design Walk

Ventnor Botanic Garden: All Invited To Design Walk

Your chance to walk and talk with John Curtis, the preferred bidder for the Ventnor Botanic Garden.

Thursday, 12th April, 2012 1:28pm

By Chris Kidd with one comment