Andromeda Botanical Gardens
The Andromeda Botanical Gardens, found in the parish of St.Joseph, is a six-acre garden containing several varieties of orchids, palms, ferns, heliconia, hibiscus, bougainvillea, begonias and cacti.
The beautiful and exotic flowers and trees are complemented by a lovely stream which bisects the land and forms enchanting pools and waterfalls.
The name Andromeda is derived from the mythical Greek goddess who was chained to a rock.
Work on the Garden was started in 1954 by Mrs. Iris Bannochie, a local horticulturist. At her death, Mrs. Bannochie bequeathed Andromeda to the Barbados National Trust, which now runs the Garden.
To discover this and other fascinating places in Barbados, take an island tour.
If you enjoy a trip to Andromeda Gardens, be sure to also stop by The Flower Forest.