Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Barbados

July 2018


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Summer...and we have so many volunteers - one UWI graduate, 2 still studying at UWI, 2 wishing to train for their NVQ and four young French people wishing to improve their English and learn about tropical plants. Please come and help - we need you!
​​​​​​​Cutting back continues and now that the rain seems to have started we have begun the 'hard chop'. This will take a while...
Boundary work. Many of the the Caesallpinia pulcherrimas have begun to bud and some are flowering. We love it when a plan works!
White Garden. ​ We had hoped to finish by the end of June but we are still adding some more 'white'.
Palm Garden. We have finished removing the post-Iris division and what a difference! Now we wait for the grass to grow back.
m Garden.​ This is one of our favourite areas but it needs a bit of attention - more plants and more impact. Work will start soon and finish by the end of next month.​
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year running. Andromeda has risen from number 47 in Feb 2014 to number 9 of TA's 'Things to do in Barbados'. Not bad at all.

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.
                                                                                                 'One of the most unique and outstanding gardens in the world' Roy Cheek, January 2018.  
Our Encephalartos hildebrandtii is coning. It last did this in 2016. Magnifient and worth the two year wait.
   Another newly found plant - Ardisia; Agave still flowering but not for much longer; our 'pillars' re-imagined by Kew student Amy Newsome; Sterculia foetida flowers.