Andromeda Botanic Gardens, Barbados

​​October 2017


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Courses and Workshops​. Garden Design - A Comprehensive Introduction on 9th September was excellent. Let's Get growing on 7th October was also excellent! Take part in one of our courses and see the world differently!​
​​​​​​​Cutting back continues. We have started to clear one of the eastern boundaries but much more to do! We have planted some young yellow Caesalpinia pulcherrima plants along one of our boundaries.
Lawn. The one by the house needs some care and we have started dethatching/scarifying.​
Palm Garden. We have nearly finished clearing the lower part and what a difference already! There are some unique palms in this area but they need a bit of tidying up a well as identifying.​ Ok they need a lot of tidying up so a bigger job than first anticipated. Possibly it will not be finished until next year but clearing continues this month.​
​​​​Succulent Garden - We aim to transplant some agaves ​to provide a bit more scale and proportion in relation to the other two island beds.

Andromeda Botanic Gardens is owned by the Barbados National Trust and managed by Passiflora Ltd. 
Happening now! Ornamental banana is flowering; view across the old swimming pool; this bromeliad  (Aechmea fasciata) is flowering; many of the palms are flowering and fruiting; our white ginger is just about flowering - a bit disappointing as we were hoping for a more abundant display;  lovely pink flowering Caesalpinia pulcherrima; Tecoma stans - a favourite of hummingbirds; and the vibrant foliage of the cordyline.
                'The flora of the world put together by a genius to make a magnificent garden' quoted by visitor Mike (2nd December)