Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Barbados
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.
Robert Crowhurst spent much of his life in the construction industry. Able to follow his passion for gardening and cooking, he prepares some memorable food for the Garden Cafe, grows the herbs and vegetables and teaches the Let's Get Growing Organic Herb and Vegetable Workshop.
Judith Harrison has many years experience as a garden manager and supervisor. She teaches the NVQ Amenity Horticulture course and the Let's Get Growing Workshop run by Passiflora Ltd. She has joined Andromeda Botanic Gardens as a key member of the management team.
Andromeda Botanic Gardens is owned by the Barbados National Trust and managed by Passiflora Ltd. Mission statement.
Passiflora Ltd.’s aim is to provide quality education and training in
all aspects of garden and landscape design; horticulture; garden and
landscape construction in Barbados and throughout the Caribbean; and to
encourage the use of sustainable practices. As the company responsible for
Andromeda Botanic Gardens, it aims to manage this historic site in accordance
with its legal obligations to the Barbados National Trust.
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.