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.

Ventnor Botanic Garden: John Curtis Asks The Royal To Leave Cafe

Ventnor Botanic Garden: John Curtis Asks The Royal To Leave Cafe

The New CIC at Ventnor Botanic Garden have said they want to run the cafe, so The Royal will be leaving soon. Get down to sample the delights before chef Bridget Wells leaves. Her food has been excellent.

Monday, 26th March, 2012 12:32pm

By Sally Perry with 34 readers' comments

Share Your Vision For The Ventnor Botanic Garden

Share Your Vision For The Ventnor Botanic Garden

The new director of the Ventnor Botanic Garden CIC invites members of the public to join him on Fridays at noon as he walks around the garden. He'd like you to share your thoughts on how the garden will work in future.

Wednesday, 21st March, 2012 9:23am

By Chris Kidd

Ventnor Botanic Garden: John Curtis Interviewed About His Past and The Future (Podcast)

Ventnor Botanic Garden: John Curtis Interviewed About His Past and The Future (Podcast)

This is first detailed interview with John Curtis, who will be taking over the Ventnor Botanic Garden shortly. We learn about his background and what he hopes to do with the much-loved Gardens.

Sunday, 18th March, 2012 1:26pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Sophora Toromiro: Super Rare Plant At Ventnor Botanic Garden

Sophora Toromiro: Super Rare Plant At Ventnor Botanic Garden

This plant is classified as Extinct, but Ventnor Botanic Garden is one of only seven places in the world to grow them outside

Wednesday, 14th March, 2012 12:21pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Ventnor Botanic Garden: Future Plans Revealed

Ventnor Botanic Garden: Future Plans Revealed

Report of last night's public meeting where plans for the future of the Ventnor Botanic garden were revealed.

Tuesday, 13th March, 2012 4:18pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Ventnor Botanic Garden: Chris Kidd On Its Future (Podcast)

Ventnor Botanic Garden: Chris Kidd On Its Future (Podcast)

Chris Kidd, Head Gardener at Ventnor Botanic Garden chats to VB about its future after the takeover

Tuesday, 13th March, 2012 2:03pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Ventnor Botanic Garden: Entry Fee Planned

Ventnor Botanic Garden: Entry Fee Planned

John Curtis, the preferred bidder to take over the Ventnor Botanic Garden, explained last night that they intend to charge an entrance fee in order to keep the Garden going. Podcast interviews to follow later this morning.

Tuesday, 13th March, 2012 8:09am

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments

Ventnor Botanic Garden: Public Meeting Tonight

Ventnor Botanic Garden: Public Meeting Tonight

Public meeting tonight to hear the future plans for the Ventnor Botanic Garden from the preferred bidders John and Mylene Curtis. 7pm Ventnor Cricket Club.

Monday, 12th March, 2012 12:15pm

By Sally Perry

John and Mylene Curtis Chosen A Preferred Bidder For Ventnor Botanic Garden

John and Mylene Curtis Chosen A Preferred Bidder For Ventnor Botanic Garden

Council announced at the end of last week their chosen preferred bidder for the Ventnor Botanic Garden

Monday, 16th January, 2012 9:59am

By IW Council Press Office with 24 readers' comments

Ventnor Botanic Garden: 18 Showed Interested

Ventnor Botanic Garden: 18 Showed Interested

Only only two bids were finally submitted, 18 people showed an interest, one of which was from the USA. Decision on the bids due next Spring.

Monday, 28th November, 2011 10:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ventnor Botanic Garden: Number Of Bidders Revealed

Ventnor Botanic Garden: Number Of Bidders Revealed

Two bidders are revealed for Ventnor Botanic Garden

Friday, 25th November, 2011 9:38am

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Body Recovered From Cliffs Near Botanic Garden (Updated)

Looks like sad news. We understand a body have been recovered.

Tuesday, 15th November, 2011 4:36pm

By Simon Perry