Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Visiting Ventnor: The Palm Garden

Ventnor Botanic Garden is host to many different plants and trees from around the world, mainly due to the location and temperate conditions that Ventnor brings. This is a good example of that, showing the beatifully designed 'Palm Garden'.

"The garden site was at one time a Royal National Hospital for diseases of the chest and for 80 years it was a major factor in Isle of Wight life at Ventnor. But with the discovery of an effective treatment for tuberculosis the hospital became redundant and soon deteriorated beyond repair. It was demolished in 1969."

There is a story that the gardens are haunted by the ghost of one of the nurses that was based at that hospital. You can see a picture of how the hospital looked here.

View Satellite image of Ventnor Botanic Garden @ Google Maps.

3 Comments:

Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

I see Florence Nightingale found her final resting place.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Louz said...

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11:39 AM  
Blogger Louz said...

You'd think it would be ghosts of the patients. Maybe they're hanging out too (with the nurse)....

The Isle of Wight sure is a pretty place. The Palm Garden is so lush and green!

11:44 AM  

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