Hello from the picturesque Undercliff at Ventnor, a 40 minute drive from our island HQ. It’s been such a busy year that I’ve actually decided to stay close to home this summer. That said, you’d be easily forgiven for thinking you were somewhere much more exotic, such is the balmy microclimate, always a good few degrees warmer than the mainland. With weather this good, why venture anywhere else?
A botanist’s dream
Ventnor Botanic Garden is my absolute favourite spot on the island. The sheer diversity of plants, from towering architectural palms to intricate succulents, makes it a sort of horticultural Disneyland for botanists! Add in some pretty amazing cake (in their on-site cafe), and you’d be hard pressed to find a more wonderful way to while away the day.
Supercharged check up
We have a brand new, super exciting launch coming very soon. While I’ve been sworn to secrecy, I can tell you I’ve been busy working with some of the most powerful botanicals we’ve ever used, a few of which grow among the verdant plant life here at Ventnor. Yes, I know I’m meant to be having a break, but I just can’t resist checking in on their progress.
Scents of calm
There’s something about the scent of lavender growing en masse, like it does here in Ventnor’s Mediterranean garden, which is supremely soothing. It’s the perfect tonic for a city dweller like me. Alongside the iconic Damask rose, you’ll find the calming scent of lavender essential oil in our Cleanse & Polish™ Rose & Lavender Limited Edition, back for a short time only while stocks last.
Visiting Ventnor Botanic Garden this August?
Explore the garden by ‘golden light’ during one of their late night restaurant openings. Plus, enjoy unique events including an enchanting evening with the fabulous Edana Minghella Quartet on Friday 28th August. For more information, call 01983 855397 or visit www.botanic.co.uk
Fancy a little pampering? When you visit, also keep an eye out for our pop-up spa, located at the heart of the New Zealand garden. For more details, call our Ryde store on 01983 813980.