Andromeda Botanic Gardens is named after the Greek Goddess as well as the constellation.
Andromeda Botanic Gardens was established by multi-award winning Iris Bannochie (1914-1988), a Barbadian self-taught scientist, around her home in St Joseph. Created as a private space, Andromeda contains an unparalleled collection of different plants from many other tropical and sub-tropical locations, either collected by Iris Bannochie herself, as she travelled the world on plant-collecting expeditions, or given to her as gifts.
Iris bequeathed Andromeda Botanic Gardens to the Barbados National Trust in 1988 so that her legacy could live on and be enjoyed by visitors from within Barbados and around the globe.
Featured on BBC TV and Radio, Botanical Treasure winner, Lecture for KMIS at Kew Gardens and various magazine and newspaper articles, Andromeda Botanic Gardens is truly world class.
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/Caricom Half Price
Other special rates available - please enquire
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 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 the wishes of Iris Bannochie and its legal obligations to the Barbados National Trust.
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
Andromeda is open! Free for locals!
Overseas visitors, we need your support.
Reservations essential for Covid-19 guidelines.
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Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Barbados
Bathsheba, St Joseph 433 9384 firstname.lastname@example.org
From 16th March 2021 -
Sun closed. Open Mon - Sat 10am-4pm.
Open exit - stay as long as you wish. Closed Christmas Day
Our reopening date is Saturday 15th May 2021, after we've finished cleaning up the ash from the eruption of La Soufrière Volcano in neighbouring St Vincent