Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Barbados
Botanic Gardens Conservation International - We recently submitted our initial plant list (over 300) to this global network. Some vulnerable/at risk/rare plants have been identified. Andromeda Botanic Gardens is committed to plant conservation and this remains a premier management goal. A more complete list (550 named plants) will be sent by the end of 2018.
Developing Andromeda Botanical Gardens as a centre of horticultural teaching.
We hope visitors learn new facts about plants during their visit. New plant labels have been added with assistance from the Peter Moores Barbados Trust. Click here for details of courses.
Improving the aesthetic appeal of the gardens.
Andromeda Botanic Gardens is beautiful and it will remain so with the introduction of new plant collections; the opening up of new areas; repairs to many of the bridges (with the generous support of the Tourism Development Corporation); more seating areas; and an easier route for the less-able visitor.
Develop the nursery. Both ornamental plants and culinary plants will be offered for sale. We already have a small selection of plants available.
Introduce sustainable practices. This is a positive movement and Andromeda Botanic Gardens is proud to have adopted a variety of organic practices. We use green and farmyard manures. We allow leaves to remain on the beds as this helps to keep moisture in the soil and eventually nourishes the garden. No man-made chemicals are used.
Andromeda Tours. These have restarted and take place every Monday (excl public holidays) at 10am. They last about 90 minutes - highly recommended - no additional cost.
6 Acres of Tropical Gardens with a Unique Collection of Plants
ENTRANCE FEES INCLUDE UNLIMITED RETURN VISITS WITHIN 3 WEEKS
CHILDREN with paying parent FREE BARBADOS NATIONAL TRUST members FREE
RHS (UK) members FREE
English/Scottish NT members Half Price
Other special rates available - please enquire
Andromeda Botanic Gardens is owned by the Barbados National Trust and managed by Passiflora Ltd. Garden Wall Designs is responsible for private educational courses and the on-going redevelopment of the Gardens
Iris Bannochie created a garden with dual roles - a pleasure garden and a botanic garden.
Andromeda Botanic Gardens will continue to delight visitors with its undeniable beauty and will fulfil its role as a botanic garden, defined as follows:
"Botanic gardens are institutions holding documented collections of living plants for the purposes of scientific research, conservation, display and education." International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation