Andromeda Botanical Gardens

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Once a private estate, the Andromeda Botanical Gardens are now open to the public so that all may take in the wonderful sights and explore the extensive grounds. Visitors are sure to enjoy the many plants, flowers, and trees, as well as the equally beautiful birds that make the gardens their home.

As a botanical garden, the majority of trails will be lined with flowering plants and trees. Being walking intensive, it is likely best to wear shoes rather than flip-flops, and to bring some water. Luckily, the paths are paved, more of a sidewalk than a nature trail.

Admission into the gardens will allow visitors to take their time and explore the gardens and grounds at their own pace. You will also be able to stop by the on-site cafe for a snack or the gift shop for a souvenir.

Location

Set on the southeastern outskirts of St. Joseph Parish, Andromeda Botanical Gardens always welcomes local residents and tourists who are rooming in this area of Barbados. But even if you aren't staying in this location, you are free to drop by to check it out. It is 0.5 miles southeast of Bathsheba.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area could be eating fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of these gardens. Sea-U's! Restaurant, which has a menu full of Caribbean fare, offers convenient access to these botanical gardens. Sea-U's! Restaurant is a short distance away, but distant enough that you might want to make advance plans for having some means of transport to get there. Dina's Bar And Cafe and Bathsheba Railway Restaurant And Bar are additional refreshment choices nearby where you have the chance to try something different in Barbados.

Nearby Attractions

You'll find at least one or two additional attractions nearby, including Cotton Tower Signal, which is a mile and a half away St. Joseph Parish. Furthermore, you can think about making the trip to St. John's Church, which is another attraction nearby.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Andromeda Botanical Gardens
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cotton Tower Signal Historic Site 1.5 mi. (2.2 km) WSW 1.3 mi. South West of Bathsheba
St. John's Church Historic Site 2.0 mi. (4.1 km) SE 2.5 mi. Southeast of Bathsheba
Fisherpond Great House Historic Site 3.7 mi. (5.9 km) SW 3.7 mi. South West of Bathsheba
Harrison's Cave GeoFeature 4.1 mi. (6.1 km) WSW Welchman Hall

More Information

Hours

Andromeda is open all week form 9:00am until 5:00pm, though no further guests will be admitted after 4:30pm.

The gardens are not open on major holidays, including Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, and Bahamian federal holidays.

Cost

Admission into the into the garden is $20BDS for adults and $10BDS for children ($10 and $5 US Dollars respectively).

Location: Highway 3, St. Joseph Parish, Barbados

Phone

(246) 433-9261

(246) 433-9454

 

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