Botanic Gardens is
a six acre tropical garden in the Parish of St Joseph, overlooking the
scenic east coast of Barbados.
This botanical garden started as a private plant collection around the home
of Ms. Iris Bannochie in 1954. Andromeda was first open to the
public during a fund raising event hosted by the Barbados Horticultural
Society in the seventies. Andromeda was well received, and has remained
open to the public by paid admission since then. Andromeda currently boast
over six hundred different species of plants adapted to a range of
The Andromeda Botanic
Garden is currently owned by the Barbados National Trust although
currently leased to Caribbean Horticultural Services. The University
of the West Indies (UWI), has responsibility for Research and
Educational activities at Andromeda. The University's activities are
funded by the Peter Moores Foundation (UK).
View of Andromeda House from