Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Barbados

March 2017





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​The Rain... has stopped...sort of. Still quite a lot of it around during this dry season. But, intense growing has slowed down and many plants are starting to bud. Our Bougainvillea Garden is starting to flower and the jade vine is extraordinary!!! This vine will flower for a few months but March is the best! So come and admire!
​​​Harry's Walk... is now open and return visitors are really appreciative of this walk. The small medicinal garden is a huge talking point and the intimate white garden is developing beautifully. Tis walk is named after Iris Bannochie's first husband Dr Harry Bayley. Dr Bayley was a bit of a hero it seems. He first diagnosed leptospirosis and basically saved many lives in Barbados. 
​​​​​​​The Stream.  We have struggled through the undergrowth and located the spring. It is running but disappearing. We hope running water will return to Andromeda soon.
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​Let's Get Growing Workshop.
This took place on 4th March 2017 and it was great!
​​​​​Palm Garden Project - Stage 1. Propagation of pittosporum for our new meandering hedge has started.
Andromeda Botanic Gardens is owned by the Barbados National Trust and managed by Passiflora Ltd. 
Happening now! Some bromeliads are flowering so the hummingbirds are happy; frangipani (plumeria) has started flowering - beauty and fragrance; white ixora in our White Garden; the ever-flowering Panama rose; intense blue eranthemum;  Sheri Nichols artwork - exhibition 13th - 31st March; and the cute baby blue eyes.
                'The flora of the world put together by a genius to make a magnificent garden' quoted by visitor Mike (2nd December)