Sharon Cooke completed her post graduate diploma in garden design from the University of Wales while studying at the prestigious Inchbald School of Design in London. She founded Garden Wall Designs in 2009 and Passiflora Ltd in 2014, having moved to Barbados, the birth-place of her parents, in 2008.
How to get here.
Bus from Bridgetown - Bathsheba Bus Gate 6. Scheduled to leave on the hour every hour. Journey time approx 50 minutes.
Bus from Speightstown - Bathsheba Bus Gate 2. Scheduled to leave every two hours on the uneven hour. Journey time approx 45 minutes
Private Vehicle - Make your way to Bathsheba.
From the south approach via St John, drive through St Margarets and Foster Hall turning right at the sign to Bathsheba. Entrance is the first gap on the right.
From the west approach via Highway 3 via Andrew Sugar Factory. Go down Horse Hill turning right at the junction near the bars. Keep going until you see the Andromeda sign. Turn left and enter on the right.
From the north via Farley Hill, drive down the East Coast Road (Ermy Bourne Highway) and Cattlewash. Go straight across the junction, keep going until you see the Andromeda sign. Turn left and enter on the right.
Photo by Bradley Benskin
Andromeda Botanic Gardens - "The best garden in Barbados, by far!"
Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Barbados
Please note Andromeda Botanic Gardens is not wheelchair accessible. Only the reception, café, classroom and upper washrooms can be fully accessed by wheelchair users. The topography of the site, on a coastal location, makes full accessibility impossible.
Come and Experience Andromeda - just minutes up the road from Bathsheba beach. Nowhere in Barbados is far!
Sharon is ably assisted in the reception by three young people - Kiara, Shandarr and Justin, and in the garden by head gardener Troy, Shane and some amazing volunteers. Photos coming soon!
8 Acres of Tropical Gardens with a Unique Collection of Plants
ENTRANCE FEES INCLUDE UNLIMITED RETURN VISITS FOR ONE MONTH
CHILDREN with paying parent FREE BARBADOS NATIONAL TRUST members FREE
RHS (UK) members FREE
LOCALS WITH BAJAN ID CARDS FREE
English/Scottish NT members/
Students and Caricom BD$20
Bathsheba, St Joseph 248 0190 email@example.com
Open Daily For All: 9.30am (earlier if requested)-4.30pm (last entrance, stay for as long as you wish) and all bank holidays. Just turn up - booking not required. Closed Christmas Day Only.
Andromeda Botanic Gardens is owned by the Barbados National Trust and managed independently by the lease-owner Passiflora Ltd. Mission statement. Passiflora Ltd.’s aim is to provide quality education and training in garden design, horticulture and aspects of ethnobotany. As the company responsible for Andromeda Botanic Gardens, it aims to manage this historic site in accordance with the wishes of Iris Bannochie; its legal obligations to the Barbados National Trust; and to comply with the mandates of authentic botanical institutions. It also aims to ensure Andromeda Botanic Gardens is a fully inclusive community space and committed to protecting and enhancing its biodiversity - wildlife and plants.