Each year, with the kind permissions of the owners, the Barbados Horticultural Society organises tours which allow members of the public to visit some of the best kept gardens in Barbados.
Today, patrons will view the gardens of:
Nature Care Garden Centre, Lowlands, Christ Church
Established in 1983, Nature Care is a leader in the horticultural industry. A long time dream of the Management and Staff, they made a Garden Centre like no other in the Southern Caribbean. After four months of tireless work, the facility was opened in December 2016. Nature Care sells a huge variety of indoor and outdoor plants, trees, pots, compost, tools, garden furniture, accessories and lots more. From the Greenhouse structure to the spectacular Gazebo overlooking the pond and gardens, you will find a garden enthusiast's paradise.
There will be a variety of workshops, displays by local artists and horticultural organizations.
Grilled lunch will be available at the Dragonfly Bistro from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and the BHS will be serving Teas and Cold drinks from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Directions to Nature Care:
- From Kendal Hill you will take the left turn at the Newton ‘Chickmont’ Roundabout (Henry Forde Roundabout). Follow the road and the Garden Centre is located on the left opposite the Rising Sun Stables.
- From Coral Ridge Memorial gardens you will turn right at the Lowlands roundabout, the Garden Centre is located on the right opposite the Rising Sun Stables.
- From Six Roads you will pass the Four Square Rum Factory. Keep straight at the St. Patrick’s Roundabout heading South to the Lowlands Roundabout. Straight ahead the Garden Centre is located on the right, opposite the Rising Sun Stables.
A special 15% discount will be available on purchases to BHS members on the day. (special conditions apply)
Call 428-5889 for further information.
Venue: Nature Care Garden Centre, Lowlands, Christ Church
The Barbados Horticultural Society (BHS) is a very vibrant and professional group of women and men dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in plant cultivation and flower arrangement.
Every year they make a trek to the huge international Chelsea Flower Show in the UK and every year they come back with one or more medals, gold more often than not.
On the last Saturday and Sunday in January, they host their annual Flower and Garden Show at their headquarters at Balls Plantation in Christ Church.
The BHS’s Open Garden Programme takes place in the weeks preceding and following that show.
Some gardens will have vendors selling plants and craft items but NOT all as this depends on whether the garden owner has given their permission for this or not.
This is a programme that is eagerly awaited by locals and visitors alike.