Lose yourself in England’s hottest garden
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Experience the Isle of Wight’s incredible microclimate firsthand at the exotic Ventnor Botanic Gardens.
Steeped in history, these botanic gardens are housed in a space on the south coast of the island that was once used by a Royal National Hospital. Many of the features from the hospital’s days can still be seen, like the long underground tunnel (originally used for rubbish disposal) that runs out to the cliff-edge.
The beautiful gardens are home to many awe-inspiring plants from around the world, from giant ferns to water lilies, meaning that there's plenty of colours and scents to tantalise your sensors at any time of year.
Learn about the history of the gardens at the visitor centre, and round off your visit with a slice of cake or a full-on meal at the Plantation Room Café or Edulis Restaurant, both with great views across the gardens.