Andromeda Botanic Gardens

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Barbados - St Joseph

Institution Code: ANDRM

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Andromeda Botanic Gardens has a huge variety of plants in a relatively small space. The garden was created by the multi-ward winning Iris Bannochie from 1954.
Andromeda Botanic Gardens has a huge variety of plants in a relatively small space. The garden was created by the multi-ward winning Iris Bannochie from 1954.

About the Andromeda Botanic Gardens

Andromeda Botanic Gardens is a six acre tropical garden in the Parish of St Joseph owned by the Barbados National Trust. It was established by the renowned Iris Bannochie as a private family garden. Previously farmland, Mrs Bannochie created a unique garden with many trees, palms and other plants collected from her travels across the globe. Andromeda was first opened to the public during a fund-raising event hosted by the Barbados Horticultural Society in 1976 and has remained open to the public by paid admission since then. Currently undergoing a plant identification process, the current management team estimates that Andromeda has approximately 500 different species of plants

Main Address:
Andromeda Botanic Gardens
St Joseph

Telephone: 1 246 433 9384
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Ms Sharon Cooke
    Curator's Name: Ms Sharon Cooke
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Sharon Cooke
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 3
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1954
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: No
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 3 Hectares
  • Total Area: 3 Hectares
    Latitude: 13.2023
    Longitude: -59.5267
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: No
  • Number of Visitors: 10000
    Number of Volunteers: 1

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 550
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 550
  • Special Collections:We are currently in the process identifying and counting our plant collections.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: No
    Invasive Species Policy: No
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: No
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: No
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: Yes
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: No
    Education Signs in Garden: No
    Public Lectures/Talks: No
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes