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Andromeda Botanic Gardens

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Described by a Royal Horticultural Society judge as 'one of the most unique and outstanding gardens in the world', Andromeda has a wonderful collection of plants with a relaxing pond at the heart of these historic and organic gardens. Comprised of...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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3 Hwy, Bathsheba, Barbados
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 September 2005

We thought the gardens were lovely. while not very large, there is so much to see. there are lots of 'nooks and crannies' to sit awhile and enjoy the peace. it had a great atmosphere of tranquility. we saw hummingbirds darting too and fro and...More

10  Thank Live4hols1
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 October 2011

I recently returned from Barbados & was very distressed by the treatment of rabbits in the Andromeda Botanical Gardens (children's corner) near Bathsheba. It was an extremely hot day & the rabbits’ water bottles were empty. As I was carrying my own water I wet...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As you descend to Bathsheba don't pass Andromeda Gardens without calling in. You won't be disappointed. Beautifully laid out,sheltered gardens. Abundant variety of trees and shrubs along a well designed trail. The monkeys provide entertainment too. If you have NT membership, entry is half-price. Lovely...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As with other attractions we visited it is off the beaten track and you think it can’t be here as you are expecting a bigger car park. This garden is partnered with RHS so take your membership card. Also national trust. We left our cards...More

Thank Paulnhelenj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the garden with my husband and teenage son. We all enjoyed looking around and my son especially enjoyed feeding the fish. There’s a huge variety of plants and they are labelled for identification. We were also given a map so we could see...More

2  Thank Nancyproco
Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased you and your family had a great time. Feeding the fish is hilarious but the plants are the stars and the variety is exceptional. Thanks again for visiting and reviewing Andromeda - a 'beautiful garden' indeed. Regards Sharon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We last visited about 10 years ago and now Andromeda Gardens has become a true horticultural paradise. The walking route through the Gardens is well signposted, and most of the plants and trees are labelled, with good descriptions in the information given out at the...More

1  Thank AnnieOak
Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. Andromeda was always a horticultural paradise, it was just difficult to see. The current team have simply cut back, replanted and re-opened sections, all with the aim of allowing Andromeda's magnificence to shine! Thank you for coming back and noticing!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yesssss its and real botanical Garden! I been to andromeda numerous times ! Over the years. Sharon does a good job managing the garden ! With her lovely staff. The cafe has the best quiche & apple tarts ever in the world ! Also the...More

Thank lolab4
Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Andromeda Botanic Gardens is indeed 'one of the most unique and outstanding gardens in the world'. We really enjoy getting repeat visitors as you have witnessed the many positive changes. We haven't served the apple tarts in a while but...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to Andromeda the staff gives you à warm welcome there are two different walks you can choose from. But heads up Harrys walk is the Best . After the walk their is an lovely cool café serves Nice cold lime...More

Thank Coralie L
Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Yes! Harry's Walk is the best - a wonderful combination of wilder areas plus more obviously cultivated gardens. The short walk (for the less able visitor or for those with only a short amount of time) still takes the visitor...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Loved the Andromeda botanical gardens. It was so lovely to see the wild yet manicured plants. Also, the lemon tart in the cafe is awesome.More

Thank Find Yourself F
Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you for your review. 'Wild yet manicured' - exactly! Multi-award winning Iris Bannochie planted so many trees and these, combined with her informal layout, make Andromeda Botanic Gardens feel natural, although it is intensely cultivated. The numerous palms, shrubs and herbaeous plants simply add...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Not to be missed. Caught a Barbados Transport Bus number 6 from Fairchild StreetTerminal. Bay number 6. $2 Barbados Dollars. It will drop you off outside. It goes every hour mostly. Vans are also available from Constitution River Terminal, this also the terminal for White...More

1  Thank SallyMurphy
Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Thank you for your review and thank you for mentioning public transport. Buses also run from Speightstown, every two hours on the odd hour. Superb indeed. Iris Bannochie created an incredible garden and we do get excited when visitors such as yourself really appreciate this...More

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip to Barbados. I’m so pleased we visited the gardens. It was a tranquil experience, enjoying the plants, trees, flowers and the monkeys. We cooled off with a delicious fresh juice drink in the lovely cafe. Would definitely recommend...More

Thank Cynthia H
Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We are pleased you came and we are super happy that it was one of your highlights. Andromeda is a great garden and offers visitors an authentic garden experience. Our lime and ginger is very popular so we are glad...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

This was our second trip to Barbados, and we were fortunate this time to be able to visit the gardens. We came off of a cruise ship and took a taxi driven by Merleen, who gave us a running commentary about the island as she...More

Thank LouiseRK
Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for your review - our 500th!!! There should be a prize! Thank you for stating how 'natural' the garden feels. Iris Bannochie was a visionary and, among other things, she planted trees. These are now mature and create a real sense of history...More

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ilonajane
28 October 2018|
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Response from Stuart M | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if this is too late, but this is along way from the port terminal. South Coast Hastings strip would be closer.
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I think you should be okay if you choose the short route and take your time - terrain is undulating but not steep as such. I will just mention that we usually visit B'dos late May, a time when humidity is high and this in... More
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MCBNH
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Response from SallyMurphy | Reviewed this property |
Yes just take it slowly.
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