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 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.
WATER CONSERVATION AND IRRIGATION
During lockdown, early in 2021, with the help of Vito our wonderful lodger and donations we were able to build a small pond and channel spring water from the top of Andromeda Botanic Gardens. This pond overflows into a pipe and is taken all the way to the main pond (bottom left) by the house, keeping the pond topped up.
In 2022, again with donated funds, we hope to seal Iris Bannochies's upper pond (bottom middle). It will be stocked with fish and oxygenating plants. Water lilies will be planted once the bearded fig is trimmed. This water will overflow and be channelled into the old swimming pool (bottom right), which also has a major leak. This pool will then, once again, overflow into a pipe and be taken to the main pond.
The ultimate aim is to use the old swimming pool as a holding pond/reservoir. The collected water will be used to irrigate the garden during the dry season and extended periods of drought.
Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Barbados
Bathsheba, St Joseph 433 9384 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.