Andromeda Gardens Barbados is an amazing 6 acres nature reserve planted with tropical plants and flowers. This botanical wonderland was created by the award winning Iris Bannchie more than 50 years ago. The gardens which was bequeathed to the Barbados National Trust in 1988 by its founder Iris Bannochie.
Andromeda Gardens Barbados consist of self-guided walks through a collection of different plants, flowers & trees. All collected from many other tropical and sub-tropical locations as she travel around the world on plant collecting expeditions. Today it remains a legacy to her vision and provides an amazing attraction to be enjoyed by visitors from within Barbados and around the globe.
What You’ll See In Andromeda Gardens Barbados
At Andromeda Garden Barbados you’ll discover a collection of flowers plants, with majestic towering trees around the perimeter. Some of the tropical and sub-tropical plants at Andromeda Botanical Garden include:
- Bougainvillea – is a thorny ornamental vines, bushes, and trees native to eastern South America, it is found from Brazil, west to Peru, and south to southern Argentina.
- Hibiscus – are large brightly colored flowers native to warm temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Cultivated varieties have showy red, white, yellow, or orange flowers.
- Heliconia – are a flowering plant native to the tropical Americas it is also known as lobster-claws it consist of brightly colored, waxy bracts in orange, purple, red, yellow, pink, green
- Orchids – are a diverse and widespread family of flowering plants, with blooms that are often colorful and fragrant, commonly known as the orchid family
- Royal Palms or cabbage palm, is a species of palm which is native to the Lesser Antilles, Colombia, Venezuela, and Trinidad and Tobago.
- Ferns – are nonflowering vascular plants that possess true roots, stems, and complex leaves they reproduce by way of spores.
- Begonias – Begonias are perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. They are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates.
Andromeda Gardens Barbados Tour
If you would like the opportunity to explore 600 native and exotic tropical plants at Andromeda Gardens Barbados and paint with the artist, then this is the tour that I recommend for you. This three-hour tour gives you the opportunity to be one with nature. Here is what you’ll get…
- 3-hour tour of the Andromeda Gardens
- Admission to the garden
- Art equipment
- Step by step instruction by the artist
- Take home your creation
- Book this tour online today!
How To Get To Andromeda Gardens Barbados
Here are a list of ways for you to get to Andromeda Gardens Barbados. They include if you are traveling by public transport, private vehicle or a Barbados car rental.
- If you are traveling from Bridgetown via public transport take the local bus from the Fairchild Street Bus terminal. The bus you’ll need to take from this bus terminal is the Bathsheba Bus which leaves gate #6. the bus fare is BB $2. 00 each way. This journey takes about 50 minutes.
- If you are traveling from Speightstown via public transport take the local bus from the Speightstown Bus terminal. The bus you’ll need to take from this bus terminal is the Bathsheba Bus which leaves gate #2. the bus fare is BB $2. 00 each way. This journey takes about 45 minutes.
- If you are traveling via private vehicle or a car rental from the south of the island approach via St John, drive through St Margarets and Foster Hall turning right at the sign to Bathsheba. Entrance is the first gap on the right.
- If you are traveling via private vehicle or a car rental From the west of the island approach via Highway 3 via Andrew Sugar Factory. Go down Horse Hill turning right at the junction near the bars. Keep going until you see the Andromeda sign. Turn left and enter on the right.
- If you are traveling via private vehicle or a rental car from the north of the island travel via Farley Hill, drive down the East Coast Road (Ermy Bourne Highway) and Cattlewash. Go straight across the junction, keep going until you see the Andromeda sign.
Other Attractions Near Andromeda Gardens Barbados
In Barbados you are never far away from an amazing attraction. Other popular attractions and things to see and do close to Andromeda Gardens Barbados are the Flower Forest and Hunte’s Gardens Barbados.
Flower Forest Barbados is located about 18 minutes or 10.1 kilometers away from Andromeda Gardens Barbados via High way 3A
Hunte’s Gardens Barbados is located about 11 minutes or 7 kilometers away from Andromeda Gardens Barbados via Highway 3.