Alice explores Ventnor Botanic Gardens

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The Ventnor Botanic Gardens are a subtropical paradise in an island off England.  If you can, it would be a good idea to check out the garden’s website first.  They have an FAQ section, a handbook to download, maps, and information on what you can expect to see at the garden.

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The grounds were previously a hospital, before it was donated to be used as a garden.  The Botanic gardens are free to visit, the only thing you will need cash for is the car park if you visit before 6pm.  You may also want to purchase a drink of something to eat from the cafe if you have forgotten to pack a picnic.  The visit centre is open from 10am to 5pm every day until October.

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This little exhibit was fascinating to me, it made me think of the pink and white terraces that used to be in Rotorua before they were destroyed in the eruption of Mount Tarawera.


Nina spotted this bird, and I tried to take a photo of the bird, but it kept walking, or should I say, running away from me!  It rather reminded me of the lovely pukako New Zealand bird that is one of my favourites.

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I may have already mentioned that the weather is said to be the warmest of all climates in the UK.  There are areas of the gardens dedicated to South African plants, and New Zealand plants.

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These flower bushes above are the same we have at my parents house, so they were very familiar to me.

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This pretty little pink bush is also found at the Needles, Isle of Wight.  We also have this same plant at my parents house too.

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Ventnor Botanic Garden, Undercliff Drive, Ventnor, Isle of Wight,  PO38 1UL, Tel: 01983 855397

Published by Alice Letts

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