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 2023, with donated funds, we purchased a pond liner We stocked the pond with fish and water lilies have been added (middle image). The water overflows into the main pond by the house (left). The plan is to channel the water into the old swimming pool (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
The Ground - A Garden celebrating the documented 60 plants used medicinally by the enslaved.
Bathsheba, St Joseph 248 0190 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.
Wild Plant Repository 1 Verbenaceae - An area for native plants, attractive to wildlife.
Andromeda House - Save the roof, save Iris Bannochie's home!
Garden Hub and Composting Zone
Creating a special space for people with different abilities., many will be able to access this garden independently. Blocks of colour will be planted. There will be fragrant and tactile plants. Andromeda remains committed to inclusion so all members of our communities can enjoy our amazing heritage.
Behind the new wall will be our composting zone, leaf mulch production area and propagating space - all part of our journey towards sustainability
Andromeda Botanic Gardens is owned by the Barbados National Trust and managed independently by the lease-owner 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 and committed to protecting and enhancing its biodiversity - wildlife and plants.