This lush, 6.5-acre garden has the largest collection of tropical plants in the Eastern Caribbean, with more than 600 species. Set along a stream, embellished with ponds and waterfalls, and overlooking the sea, it was established over 50 years ago by the island nation’s most prominent horticulturist, Iris Bannochie. You’ll be awed by the astonishing plants that nature has evolved, from the bizarre to the stunningly beautiful. Trails lead through peaceful folds of land, over bridges, leading to beloved, familiar faces like hibiscus, bougainvillea and ginger, as well as some surprises, like those that come in the form of cacti. Be sure to visit the massive, native bearded fig tree for which the Portuguese were said to have named the islands – Los Barbados translates to the bearded ones – and, take note of the final pergola where jade vines and hanging turquoise blossoms create a grand, spectacular exit.