#28 - Discover palm trees and prehistoric plants at Ventnor Botanic Gardens
Isle Of Wight
AboutBefore the arrival of antibiotics for tuberculosis, Ventnor’s pretty Botanic Gardens were the home of the Royal National Hospital for Diseases of the Chest. The sheltered and unusually warm location on the south of the Island was a haven for those facing a long recovery.
After the Hospital was closed, that same climate made it an ideal spot to develop a garden like no other in England, where subtropical plants flourish outdoors.
Visitors are taken on a botanical tour of the world, with themed areas for the wildlife of South Africa, New Zealand and Australia as well as oriental and Mediterranean sections.
Children can collect a ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ Plants Trail Map to discover today’s versions of prehistoric plants, such as the Monkey Puzzle Tree and the Ginkgo Tree.
Map & Directions
|Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|