Nat­ural Attrac­tions — Gardens

Androm­eda Botanic Gardens

Tucked away on a cliff in the Parish of St. Joseph are six acres of the great­est col­lec­tion of trop­i­cal and exotic plants on the island. Here you will encounter a wide vari­ety of exotic blooms, palms, ferns and cacti; and more than six hun­dred species of plants which have adapted to a trop­i­cal envi­ron­ment. This breath­tak­ing scenery is fur­ther enhanced by a stream that runs though the prop­erty form­ing serene water­falls and pools. Tel: (246) 4339454


Flower For­est

Founded in 1985, this botan­i­cal gar­den is 53.6 acres of trop­i­cal par­adise. Located on the grounds of Rich­mond Plan­ta­tion in St. Joseph, the Flower For­est has been beau­ti­fully land­scaped, and is filled with many exotic and native blooms. Amidst a breath­tak­ing coun­try­side back­drop, the Flower For­est is one of the most visu­ally sat­is­fy­ing nature gems on the island. There are over 100 species of trop­i­cal flora found here. There is also a Best of Bar­ba­dos Gift Shop and a snack bar for light refreshments.

Tel: (246) 4338152

Orchid World

Orchid World is a six acre exquis­itely land­scaped orchid gar­den tucked away among the cane fields of Sweet Bot­tom and Groves Plantations.

orchid world

They have the largest and most exten­sive orchid col­lec­tion in the Caribbean. This exotic gar­den has four orchid houses, a fern­ery, and two court­yards with sev­eral Van­da­ceous orchids. As you walk through this per­fumed gar­den, you will be cap­ti­vated by Van­das, Calan­thes, Cat­tlyeas and Den­dro­bi­ums. There are over 30,000 orchids in this beau­ti­ful gar­den, in addi­tion to many other trop­i­cal plants such as the bougainvil­lea, heli­co­nia and fern.

Tel: (246) 4330306

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Photo #1 © Caribbean Dreams Mag­a­zine
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