Ventnor Winter Gardens

The Ventnor Winter Gardens, opened in 1936, was until January 2013 owned by the Isle of Wight council.

In mid-January 213, the council sold the premises to Kevin Sussmilch of The Hambrough Group for £1.

Below are some articles about the Ventnor Winter Gardens.

Explore the heritage of Ventnor Winter Gardens

Davy Jones (aka David Bowie) and others outside the Winter Gardens

The iconic Art Deco building is opening its doors on the afternoons of Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd September with guided tours rounds the bits you don’t normally see.

Wednesday, 18th September, 2019 8:17am

By John Allen

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

Discover the fascinating history of Ventnor Winter Gardens on free tour this weekend

Queens visit to Winter Gardens

You'll hear about The Who and David Bowie’s success on the Winter Gardens stage, how Dick Emery came to the Winter Gardens for a summer season and left with a wife and the touching gift given by the town to our Queen when she visited the Winter Gardens. Tours are free and you don't need to book in advance.

Wednesday, 12th September, 2018 8:14am

By John Allen with 7 readers' comments

BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? is coming to Ventnor this summer. Get your tickets now

Jonathan Dimbleby

Any Questions? will be giving Islanders an opportunity to put questions on the most stimulating moral, political and social issues of the day to leading politicians and people prominent in public life. OnTheWight has details of how to get your free tickets.

Thursday, 12th April, 2018 10:31pm

By Sally Perry

The Christians to play live at Ventnor Winter Gardens: Book Now


The 80s legends are back and will be playing at the Ventnor Winter Gardens on the May bank holiday weekend. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 18th May, 2016 1:20pm

By Feature Writer

The Ventnor Winter Gardens, bought for £1, can now be sold on

Winter Gardens visualisation

OnTheWight has discovered that the person who bought the Winter Gardens from the Isle of Wight council for just £1, can now sell the venue on, if he wishes.

Thursday, 16th July, 2015 8:48pm

By Sally Perry with 85 readers' comments

‘Mayhem’ as tickets for UB40 gig at Winter Gardens massively oversold

UB40 queue at the Winter Gardens

Sister of the bride having a hen night was locked out and multiple birthdays were disrupted after too many tickets were sold for UB40 at the Gardens. OnTheWight's been on site to try and get to the bottom of it.

Tuesday, 19th May, 2015 10:54pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Rumours around postponed Pasha dance event ‘complete and utter rubbish’ (Updated)

Pasha gig at Winter Gardens cancelled - April 2015

You might have heard rumours about why Pasha Kovalev's Strictly Come Dancing gig at the Winter Gardens was postponed last Sunday. Here's what we found out from the venue's owners.

Wednesday, 8th April, 2015 7:57pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Live coverage of the December Executive meeting

Reporting with mobile phone from meeting -:

Follow the discussions and debate at the last Executive meeting of 2014 from the comfort of your home of office.

Tuesday, 9th December, 2014 4:50pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Council officers say Winter Gardens are ‘substantially completed’, so owner should keep it

Winter Gardens

Council told they no longer have the right to buy back the building because officers believe the owner has 'substantially completed' the proposed refurbishment in accordance with the agreed planning permission.

Tuesday, 2nd December, 2014 6:07pm

By Sally Perry with 30 readers' comments

IWC stalling on their action over the future of the Winter Gardens

VWG June 2014

Despite previously saying that once the deadline was up the Cabinet would make a decision, Cllr Jon Gilbey is now saying the council have six months to decide what action they might take.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 8:30pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Letter: Where’s the shiny new Winter Gardens we were promised?

Winter Gardens From Above

This letter makes it clear there's at least one Ventnorian that feels conned by the re-opened, repainted Ventnor Winter Gardens. Where's the fancy hotel and restaurants that won the bid, they ask.

Friday, 16th May, 2014 8:25pm

By Anonymous with 24 readers' comments