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

Situated on the southeastern edge of St. Joseph Parish, Andromeda Botanical Gardens welcomes residents and visitors who are rooming in this part of Barbados. Regardless of whether or not you are staying nearby, you are free to drop by for some fun in the sun. It is 0.5 miles southeast of Bathsheba.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most enjoyable options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be sharing food at a restaurant within traveling distance of these gardens. The most convenient restaurant to Andromeda Botanical Gardens is Sea-U's! Restaurant, which plates up Caribbean meals. The restaurant is just about a quarter mile away from Andromeda Botanical Gardens, so stop in and enjoy a meal. Dina's Bar And Cafe and Bathsheba Railway Restaurant And Bar offer additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities where visitors will be able to try something different in Barbados.

Nearby Attractions

There are at least one or two other activities nearby, including Cotton Tower Signal, which is a mile and a half away St. Joseph Parish. You might also consider checking out St. John's Church, which is another attraction close by.

If you can't wait to see as many of Barbados' attractions as possible, take a look at what is closest 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).

Address

Highway 3, St. Joseph Parish, Barbados

Phone

(246) 433-9261

 

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