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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 is the original garden of Barbados and provides visitors with an authentic garden experience. Created as a private family...more
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3 Hwy, Bathsheba, Barbados
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free to UK RHS members and half price for UK national trust members- the best gardens on the island with beautiful flowers and fabulous views. Warmly welcomed and had tea in the small cafe. Well worth a visit.More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Best on the island indeed!! Andromeda is a real garden. Many visitors appreciate the fact that it was, for many years, a private family garden and they can feel the love that went into its creation. Goodness, can you imagine...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely botanical garden especially for plant enthusiasts . A very quiet spot so don’t expect a lot of people there . Good well signposted walk around with the specimens . Good value for RHS members in the uk (free entry!) and half price for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Yes! Andromeda Botanic Gardens is perfect for plant enthusiasts as the variety here is simply outstanding. it is also wonderful for those with a general interest in gardens as the variety of spaces within Andromeda is rather huge. But it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely garden set near the town of Bathsheba on the east coast. We were given a self gardened tour upon arrival. A word of warning, the coast is difficult if you have mobility issues. .More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Although your 'score' is average, and I'm pleased you thought the garden 'lovely.' Andromeda is an incredibly 'unique and outstanding' garden created by our most gifted gardener and scientist, Iris Bannochie, with an unparalleled variety of plants. Thanks again. Regards...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden is well worth the difficulty we had finding it! One of the rare occasions when we missed Sat Nav or a good data package on the mobile! The garden - really it is a series of small, connecting gardens - is stunning with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comprehensive review. And a huge thank you for mentioning Iris Bannochie - a visionary genius who created a masterpiece! Yes - stopping and allowing the garden to communicate is the best way to enjoy Andromeda. I'm also pleased you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Signs to get to the gardens were few and far between, after a few wrong turns we eventually found it. It was well worth the effort, interesting place to see lots of flora and fauna, lots of seats around to rest and enjoy the tranquility...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and thank you for persevering! The wildlife adds so much to the experience at Andromeda - one couple saw 8 hummingbirds (or was it 1, 8 times!). We do have a much shorter and less steep walk for those with...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Andromeda gardens, and they do have a great selection of specimens to be seen. It is self guided and you can spend as little or as much time as you like. We also saw plenty of monkey's who were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Some people spend an hour - others spend all day, others return a few times as your fee is a three-week return. We do offer guided tours if booked in advance. These are great (no additionalcost) as they provide more...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here and spent some time walking the paths. There was some construction going on and we were told to follow the black and white arrows - thank goodness, because there were so many arrows!! We only got turned around once or twice. The gardens...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The jade vine will continue to amaze visitors for the next three months - simply incredulous! Not sure which areas are 'looking tired'. Perhaps the leaves in the beds - intentional at this time of year. Maybe the grass is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read about the gardens in the UK RHS magazine and made a point of visiting Andromeda on our holiday and got free entrance. We were given a great welcome and helpful advice for our tour. The gardens are delightful with a wide variety of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Yes - the article was a joy to read and I'm so pleased you came to visit Andromeda - one of the finest gardens in the world. Thank you for mentioning the cafe - we strive for excellence in all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely work always sharon & her staff ! As always my favourite spot is the white Garden & the garden cafe . Sipping some lovely coffee & having a nice pan ah raison! We chatted for hours with a lovely staff member speaking about her...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm so pleased you enjoy the White Garden. We are making some changes to that area so I hope you approve! I coudn't agree more. All the gardens are wonderfully different but Andromeda, even before I worked here, was always...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens, delightfully laid out and with a splendid range of flowering trees and plants. Cafe also good - certsinly the quice, psin aux raisins, rum icecream and cold drinks are all excellent.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Sharon C, Manager at Andromeda Botanic Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Multi-award winning Iris Bannochie created a masterpiece and yes, the variety is indeed splendid. I hope you are able to return. Thanks again. Regards Sharon.

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ilonajane
27 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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MCBNH
15 October 2018|
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Response from annie202020 | Reviewed this property |
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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