Hopping mad at Ventnor Botanic Gardens


The world-famous Ventnor Botanic Gardens, visited last year by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, have yet another claim to fame as the only site on the Isle of Wight to grow hops for Island brewers to make their famous Island Ales.

A dedicated group of volunteers spent a day (or two) picking the ripened hops as just one of the many tasks they carry out for the Botanic Gardens as part of their remit as ‘Friends of the Garden’.

New members are always welcome and the beautiful tropical gardens are open year round. So get down to see them!

 Check out what’s on at the gardens this year.

Filmed and edited by Louis Lawrence.