Described by a Royal Horticultural Society judge as ‘one of the most unique and outstanding gardens in the world’, Andromeda is the original garden of Barbados. It provides visitors with an authentic garden experience and is a wonderful haven for biodiversity.
Andromeda was created as a private botanic garden by Iris Bannochie (three Gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show, Silver Crown of Merit issued by the Barbadian government and much more) from the 1950s. This is rare – a private botanic garden created by a woman in 1950s Barbados! At that time, Barbados was simply a land exploited for sugar, and a country without a long history of garden creation. Andromeda is rare and unique.
Comprised of about 20 connected gardens, the variety of plants and experiences is incredible. There are over 500 different plant species, including over 100 species of trees. It feels very natural, yet is completely woman-made. Bees, birds and butterflies add so much to the enjoyment! Andromeda Botanic Gardens, ‘the best garden in Barbados by far’, is managed organically. Please visit.
Private guided tours are available on Mondays – normal entry all other days. Please see the website for further details www.andromedabarbados.com Walk-ins are welcome.