Ventnor Botanic Garden

Previously under the control of the Isle of Wight council, in May 2012 an 125 year lease for the Ventnor Botanic Garden was signed between John Curtis for VBC CIC and the council.

Isle of Wight council planning to shed responsibility for two Island harbours

ventnor harbour

The council papers justifying it say the approach of the private sector investors/developers interested in acquiring the harbours, "is to be welcomed".

Monday, 26th November, 2018 12:01pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

New variety of Giant Waterlily created by Chris Kidd at Botanic Garden

New giant waterlily - vbg - Chris Kidd

There'll be a chance to see the new Waterlily open its flowers during midnight tours at the Ventnor Botanic Garden. Well done to Chris for yet another horticultural success.

Friday, 15th August, 2014 10:43am

By Kirsten Morris with 2 readers' comments

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

Chef Martyn Cutler to leave Ventnor Botanic Garden

Martyn Cutler

Many will be sorry to see Martyn leave the Ventnor Botanic Garden. He's a well-liked and popular chef.

Thursday, 26th September, 2013 2:19pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

All set for the 2013 Healing Festival

Healing Festival

A weekend of bliss is almost upon us. Pay for entry to the Garden on Saturday and you get in on Sunday for free.

Friday, 9th August, 2013 2:00pm

By Gianpaolo Giancovich with one comment

Last chance to catch Ventnor Botanical Artists at Cowes Week

ventnor botanical artists:

Head to the Community Hall at Northwood House to see the exquisite work by the Ventnor Botanical Artists.

Thursday, 8th August, 2013 12:25pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

The 2013 Healing Festival is almost upon us

Healing Festival:

Once again, the non-profit event takes place in the grounds of Ventnor's Botanic Garden.

Thursday, 1st August, 2013 9:45am

By Gianpaolo Giancovich

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

Eleven year wait for plant to bloom at Ventnor Botanic Garden

Puya Berteroniana

It can take up to 100 years before the Puya Berteroniana bursts into bloom, but the Ventnor Botanic Garden only had to wait eleven.

Thursday, 20th June, 2013 8:35am

By Sally Perry