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

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

Alexandra Gardens Open Days this weekend in Ventnor

Alexandra Gardens - aerial view -

As part of the annual Heritage Open Days, two properties in Ventnor's Alexandra Gardens will be opening their doors to the public this weekend.

Monday, 8th September, 2014 2:02pm

By John Allen with 2 readers' comments

English Heritage Open Doors: Alexandra Gardens

Alexandra Gardens in Ventnor is opening its doors again on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September as part of this year’s English Heritage Open Door event.

Wednesday, 5th September, 2012 11:36am

By John Allen

Meet the Winter Gardens Rescue Group

Meet the Winter Gardens Rescue Group

Your chance to meet the team

Wednesday, 9th March, 2011 11:16am

By John Allen with one comment