Ventnor botanical garden – Isle of Wight

Now I’m a little green fingered and can spend hours in my garden, because to me, beautiful gardens are some of the most amazing and peaceful places to be. So when i heard about this place i got rather excited.

Ventnor botanical gardens is located in Ventnor in the Isle of Wight. It was founded in 1970 by Sir Harold Hillier and was eventually donated to the Isle of wight Council. The garden lies in a micro climate in the heart of the famous ‘Undercliff’. This means the gardens is protected from the cold northerly winds and holds its warmth from the nice south facing view so well that, combined with the seas influence, frost hardly ever pays a visit. When frost does appear its for a very short amount of time which makes for very happy plants.

With an average rainfall of only 28 inches it climate means a wider variety of plants, which may be considered to delicate for much of mainland Britain, can be grown.

The main attraction for me a the gigantic lily pads. They are so big and so strong that people have been able to sit in them. I think that they are utterly incredible but unfortunately, my garden is not quite big enough =(  oh well.

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2 thoughts on “Ventnor botanical garden – Isle of Wight

  1. It is hard to believe those lily pads are real! I have never seen anything like them. Amazing.

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