Painting & Drawing workshop at VBG

This season the Botanic Gardens in Ventnor are hosting a plethora of different events and classes and the latest of these to be added to the Summer programme are Painting and drawing workshops.

The first of these takes place on Saturday 27th May from 11.00 till 15.00.

The Wellbeing experience at Ventnor Botanic

Yoga at VBG, Wight Locations

One of the big allures of the Isle of Wight is an escape from the hussle and bussle of busy life, with the promise of fresh air, calming surroundings and an overall boost to your wellbeing.

Our friends over at Ventnor Botanic Gardens have created a range of classes and activities around the theme of Wellbeing, to sooth and reinvigorate visitors looking to expand their holistic horizons.

'edulis' at Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Wight Locations, edulis, Ventnor Botanical Gardens

Ventnor Botanic Gardens have recently opened a new restaurant as part of an extensive range of developments at the Gardens.

The restaurant and café, ‘edulis’ is located on the newly refurbished ground floor of the Visitors centre with large picture windows offering excellent views onto the Mediterranean Garden.


Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Wight Locations, Ventnor Botanical Gardens

Ventnor Botanic Gardens are located in the unique microclimate of The Undercliff, and boasts a subtropical and exotic plant collection unrivalled elsewhere in the UK. Plants which would normally be found in protected glasshouses thrive and naturalise in geographical plantings based on the Mediterranean zones of the world.

The Garden was originally opened in 1869 as national hospital for diseases of the chest and designed to take advantage of the clean, warm sea air. Following the closure of the Hospital in 1964, the area was transformed into the Botanic Gardens.

Signal Point Cottage, Ventnor Botanic Gardens

Wight Locations, Signal Point Cottage, Ventnor Botanic

For an unrivalled location in the historical and beautiful Ventnor Botanic Gardens, sits Signal Point Cottage. Nestled on the banks of the Arid Garden, Signal Point's elevated position offers fantastic views across Ventnor Botanic Garden and the sea beyond.


Victorian Escape - Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Wight Locations, Ventnor Seafront, Ventnor

Ventnor lies on the South East corner of the Isle of Wight and boasts more sunny days than much of the British Isles and fewer frosts due to its’ unique micro-climate. Nestling underneath St Boniface Down, the highest point on the island, Ventnor is sheltered from the harshest elements and provides a sub-tropical climate which became famous for its’ health benefits for poorly Victorians.

The Met Bar, Ventnor

Wight Locations, The Met Bar, Ventnor

Right on the seafront in Ventnor on the south of the island is the very popular Met Wine Bar with it's cosmopolitan feel and fabulous seaviews across towards France.

The ambience is relaxing and welcoming, to come and sit and while away the afternoon chatting or people watching or gazing out to sea.

They boast an extensive range of fresh coffees and huge selection of over 50 wines.


Steephill Cove - A Hidden Treasure

Wight Locations, Steephill Cove, Ventnor

Arguably one of the the prettiest places on the Isle of Wight, Steephill Cove is situated just south of the Victorian seaside town of Ventnor, a traditional Holiday destination.

Often likened to the hidden coves of Cornwall, and the Mediterranean, the cove is a hidden gem of tranquillity and tradition with only a handful of cottages, brightly coloured canopied deckchairs, beach huts, lobster pots and fishermans cottages.