Ventnor Botanic Garden

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United Kingdom - Ventnor

Institution Code: VENTN

BGCI Member: Yes

Mediterranean Garden
Mediterranean Garden

About the Ventnor Botanic Garden

Taxa 9,500 (6,500 genera, 12,500 accessions)

Main Address:
Ventnor Botanic Garden
Undercliff Drive,Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 1UL,U
United Kingdom

Telephone: 44 (0)1983 855397
Fax: 44 (0)1983 856154
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: .John T Curtis
    Curator's Name: Chris Kidd
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 7
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: No
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1971
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 4 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 22 Hectares
  • Total Area: 11 Hectares
    Latitude: 50.585459
    Longitude: -1.246857
    Annual Rainfall: 700 mm
    Altitude: 600.00 Metres
    Total area of glasshouses: 300 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
  • Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 300000
    Number of Volunteers: 60

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Collections of plants displayed in synthetic landscapes showing ecologies from South Africa, Australis, New Zealand and Old World Mediterranean. Also non phytogeographic displays of plants from the temperate regions of the world. National Collection of Puya.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes