Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Barbados
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Courses. Let's Get Growing wll return in February.
Cutting back has started again. Where is the rain? November is statistically the rainiest month of the year but last month was certainly not very wet. We even had to water. So, we are trimming instead of cutting back hard.
Boundary work. Many of the the Caesalpinia pulcherrimas have begun to bud and some are flowering. We love it when a plan works! This area will be a fabulous place for hummingbirds as the mature pink flowering Bauhinia is a magnet for hummers. We have also planted a Moringa tree - another nectar rich tree..
White Garden. We had hoped to finish by the end of June but we are still adding some more 'white', plus a connecting deck so maybe next year.
Palm Garden. Barbados' palm expert Phil Edwards visited and identifyied many species of palm. He enjoyed his visit so much that he donated some palms! Thank you Phil!
Interpretive Signs. We are excited. Funding was received from the Peter Moores Barbados Trust The images connect the garden firmly to its history.
Arum Garden. We've added more plants and this is, at the moment, probably the most exciting area of the garden. We added some more caladiums and we have even added a bench!
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.
'The best garden in Barbados by far' Chris T, September 2018.
This area looks at bit different now after storm Kirk did some damage. The umbrella tree has collapsed onto the bridge but 8 woman hours and the bridge is open!
Some hot pink drama in the garden; foliage; volunteers and interns; our first ever calabash fruit; and part of our White Garden.