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Caribbean Beat Magazine

Andromeda Gardens, Barbados | Wish you were here (Mar/Apr 2019)

Postcards from the Caribbean’s most extraordinary places

  • Barbados' Andromeda Gardens. Photo by Andre Donawa Photography

In 1954, when Iris Bannochie began planting a six-acre garden on family property near Bathsheba, no one could have guessed it would become one of the Caribbean’s horticultural treasures. Named for the heroine of Ancient Greek myth, and now owned by the National Trust of Barbados, Andromeda Gardens is a lush retreat perched on a hillside above the island’s dramatic east coast, with a collection of over six hundred tropical plants.