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Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Barbados

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.

Andromeda Botanic Gardens is pleased and proud to announce that it has twinned with the wonderful Lovell Quinta Arboretum (LQA).
There are some wonderful postwar gardens and the similarities between Andromeda and the LQA are amazing.
https://lovellquintaarboretum.co.uk/​ ​
From the LQA website 'In 1948 Bernard Lovell and his wife Joyce were looking for a place to live in Cheshire...Sir Bernard Lovell's aim was to collect one example of every tree and shrub listed in the then five volumes of W J Bean’s seminal reference work Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles that would grow and flourish in Cheshire...As the Arboretum was established plants were presented, donated and sourced from a wide range of places, a number being used as features to mark major events in Sir Bernard’s life. He was also meticulous in keeping records including hand drawn plans and a card index for each plant.' 
Andromeda became an RHS Partner Garden in 2016 - aa status earned by gardens that have a high standard of planting and design. Andromeda Botanic gardens is the ONLY RHS Partner Garden in the West Indies. https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/GardenDetails/andromeda-botanic-gardens
Meet writer/broadcaster/journalist Amanda Thomas (left) and artist/illustrator Sheri Ann-Marie Nicholls (right).

We have started a wonderful project, aimed at children, following the adventures of Andromona, a monarch butterfly who lives at Andromeda Botanic Gardens.​ She will visit different plants and it will be a wonderful way to show children and adults some nectar rich plants. Andromona will have her favourite plants, I'm sure. She will meet other animals at Andromeda - some will be her friends, others her enemies! What will she get up to?

Andromona's Adventures will be developed and written about by Amanda. Sheri will do the illustrations​. Join Andromona - every two weeks on Instagram, Facebook and on this website.​​

Coming soon!​​

Bathsheba, St Joseph 433 9384 sharon@andromedabarbados.com​ 
Open Tues-Sun 10am-4pm and all bank holidays, including bank holiday Mondays. ​Mondays (excluding bank holidays) - Pre-paid Bubble  Tours Only.  ​Open exit - stay as long as you wish.  Closed Christmas Day