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Isle of Wight Gardens

A taste of the exotic in Ventnor

Botanical Gardens, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Botanical Gardens, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Situated just outside Ventnor, and set under a cliff with a south facing position, the Isle of Wight’s botanical garden has a unique microclimate which protects it from severe frosts. Many of the plant species which grow here are subtropical and more exotic than you’d find in your average UK garden. See the spectacular echium with their blue and purple spires in the Mediterranean garden. Or visit the South African terraces for a colourful display which goes on virtually throughout the year. For more information, visit the Botanical Gardens website

Peace and tranquility at Mottistone

The National Trust's Mottistone Manor, Isle of Wight

The National Trust’s Mottistone Manor

Mottistone Manor has a spectacular setting in a peaceful valley overlooking the south coast of the Isle of Wight. The garden has magnificent herbaceous borders, a Mediterranean style garden, a rose garden, a vegetable garden and an orchard. There’s lots of pathways to explore which wind their way up the hills on either side of the house, where you can get a wonderful view of the valley and the sea in the distance. There’s also a picturesque tea garden. For opening times please check the National Trust website

Explore the grounds at Osborne House

Archway with climbing roses in the walled garden

Walled garden at Osborne House

Osborne House offers spectacular views over its formal terraces and lawns which lead down to the sea, and there’s plenty to see as you walk around. The walled garden at Osborne is very attractive, with seasonal herbaceous displays, a huge variety of vegetables and fruit, and a greenhouse stacked full of more tender plants. The Swiss Cottage in the grounds of the main house also has a garden with vegetable patches where the Royal children learnt to grown vegetables, and lots of specimen plants.