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"Britain's Hottest Garden"

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One of the great gardens of Britain, basking in a subtropical microclimate typically 5 degrees warmer than anywhere else in the UK.

Visitors can expect a Mediterranean-style climate with lots of unprotected sub tropical plants growing outdoors, shown in representations of the world's geographical regions. Look out for the wall lizards!


This venue provides its own educational materials

These materials are not produced by Education Destination. All links are on an external website outwith our control.

Awesome Adaptations
How do plants adapt to their environment?

Woody Wonders
Learning about trees

Discovery Trail
Observation and senses

Classification activities

Art Naturally!
The garden as inspiration

Flowering Plants
The lifecycle of a flowering plant

Marvellous Minibeasts
Look, listen and touch your way around minibeast habitats


The following information is not intended to form a comprehensive access statement; it is provided to highlight particular areas of concern for disabled visitors. We do not warrant that this information is fit for purpose or accurate. Education Destination will happily assist with gathering information in respect of particular concerns, or help you arrange an inspection visit.

To help you determine whether Ventnor Botanic Garden is suitable for your particular students, we've summarised any accessibility issues for you in the section below.

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We are awaiting an assessment. If you plan to visit in the near future, please contact us for more details if accessibility is a concern for you.

Utilise any of the venue's own learning materials to make the most of your visit

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In this section we've highlighted any special clothing or equipment you'll need to bring in order to get the most out of a visit to Ventnor Botanic Garden

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There are no special requirements for a visit to Ventnor Botanic Garden.


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All of the supporting documentation you'll need

One of the most common issues faced by teachers when planning trips is ensuring that all of the relevant paperwork is in place, and that the lead teacher and their assistants are fully briefed about each venue before they arrive.

Our experienced teachers have done most of this work for you. In this section you'll find a sample Risk Assessment covering all of the typical activities undertaken at Ventnor Botanic Garden by groups of students, along with a detailed "On The Day" Procedure which sets out everything you need to know about the site before you get there.

If there are any other mandatory considerations, such as HSE advice sheets for animal attractions or outdoor activity centres, you'll also find these below.

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Generic risk assessment for Ventnor Botanic Garden

For your convenience this generic risk assessment has been prepared to cover all of the typical activities undertaken at Ventnor Botanic Garden. You may use it as the basis for your own documentation. We do not warrant that this is either complete or accurate, and would be happy to help arrange a site pre-visit if required.

Generic Risk Assessment (PDF) →

On the day procedure for Ventnor Botanic Garden

Our handy guide to distribute to your adult supervisors just before arrival. This essential document sets out in summary form everything you need to know about the venue, from a useful site navigation map to the locations of toilets and first aid boxes, lost child procedures, special clothing or equipment requirements etc.

On-the-Day Procedure (PDF) →


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Ventnor Botanic Garden is located at:

Undercliff Drive
PO38 1UL