Due to its dry, sheltered microclimate, tender, Mediterranean and subtropical plants grow unprotected outdoors all year round. There’s an impressive collection of cacti and succulents, including huge spiky agaves, flowering aloes and prickly pears (Opuntia). Sun-loving herbs, giant echiums and puyas, vibrant tender bedding plants and mature palm trees thrive here, as do many colourful South African treasures, Australian eucalyptus, bottlebrushes, tree ferns, and much more.
Due to ongoing rule changes in response to the coronavirus pandemic, public gardens may experience unforeseen restrictions and opening hours. To avoid disappointment we advise you contact gardens directly before visiting. Please see the individual garden’s website. If you can’t find the information you require, please call the garden directly. You’ll find website links and telephone numbers on the individual garden pages in this online directory
Some gardens require you to pre-book your tickets before visiting the garden. If this applies to a garden you’re planning to visit, please ensure you take your 2-for-1 Card with you to validate your booking.
Using your 2-for-1 card at Ventnor Botanic Garden
- One free entry with one full-paying adult
- Before setting off check the garden’s website or call direct, as opening details can vary and one-off restrictions may apply
Open all year, daily, 10am-5pm (4pm Nov-Mar)
Adults & seniors £9.50, children (6-16) £6. No booking - walk-up only