Barbados is paradise for anyone interested in exotic tropical plant life, packed with beautiful Caribbean gardens waiting to be explored.
Barbados is famed for its stunning beaches and crystal clear sea, but it’s also home to an array of beautiful Caribbean gardens. The climate helps to create perfect conditions for gorgeous tropical flowers, spectacular shrubs and trees and rich, lush vegetation. There are no fewer than six stunning gardens on the island, all of which offer different treats for nature lovers. If you’re seeking proof that these are amongst the best botanical gardens in the world, look no further than the fact that Barbados Horticultural Society's exhibits have won 14 gold medals when exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show. To enjoy the best views, pay a visit to The Flower Forest, while Welchman Hall Gully is packed with fascinating tress full of wild monkeys and Hunte’s Gardens boasts the widest variety of ornamental plants. If the uniquely exotic orchid fires your imagination, then be sure to pay a visit to the aptly named Orchid World, and if you want to explore a tropical garden centre which offers a dazzling variety of palms, orchids, hibiscus, heliconia’s, ferns, bougainvillea and shrubs, make your way to Andromeda Botanical gardens.
It’s not all about large scale public Caribbean gardens either, because every week, from January to February, the Barbados Horticultural Society opens the finest private gardens on the island for visitors to explore and enjoy. The same Society is also responsible for the annual show which takes place at Balls Plantation, Christ Church. This must-see event combines exotic flowers and plants with entertainment for every member of the family, no matter what their age. Flora tours in Barbados guarantee the chance to enjoy a dazzling variety of trees and flora which you simply won’t find anywhere else in the Caribbean.