The main entrance to Lower Greys is through imposing wrought iron gates. Entrance to garden will be through the East gate from the pasture. As you enter through this gate on to a large lawn you will be overwhelmed by the profusion of colour of Crotons, Ginger Lilies, Hibiscus, Crown of Thorns, Plumbago, Begonias, Cordylines interspersed with many varieties of Palms and Aralias all competing to be seen. Bismarck Palms encircle a small Mango tree! Unique benches made from massive tree roots invite one to sit and enjoy the beauty of this part of the garden.
The house faces north and either side of the imposing front steps is an amazing assortment of foliage including a dwarf Banana plant and shrubs pruned and trimmed to perfection. The most recent addition is a lovely Water Lily pool with statues of Herons while giant Bismarck palms stand guard to the east and west of the pool. The house overlooks what is left of the original orchard with some of the remaining fruit trees namely Carambola, Mango, Mammy Apple, Breadfruit and Orange trees. To the east stately Cabbage palms line either side of a path to another gate. To the north west the winding path bordered by colourful Impatiens leads one through the newly built Pergola complete with a small fountain attached to the wall of the original water tank.
To the west of the house the brick path leads one past a raised lily pool with a fountain of the Conch Boy holding a Conch shell from which the water spills. This path continues to the west veranda and swimming pool. After completing renovations to the house Mrs. Marshall turned her attention some four years ago to establishing the garden and insists that it is “a work in progress”. She is to be commended for creating such a masterpiece in just a few years. The Barbados Horticultural Society is very grateful to Mrs. Marshall for opening her garden for us. We are confident that all our visitors will thoroughly enjoy the garden.
DIRECTIONS TO LOWER GREYS
From the roundabout at Coral Ridge take exit for Windsor & Lower Greys. Go down the hill and turn right at BHS sign on road before EZ Pave. Follow road and track to ample parking on pasture and enter the garden through the East gate.
From Boarded Hall roundabout pass the new housing development and turn right at green Directional sign “Newton, St.Patricks, Airport”. Turn left at BHS sign and then right at BHS sign on road before EZ Pave and follow road and track to the parking area.
11A – Fairchild Street Terminal to Edey Village
19 – Fairchild Street Terminal to Yorkshire
11T – Fairchild Street Terminal to TASI Edey Village
Opening hours are 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Admission charges are $15.00 for Non Members, $10.00 for Members and children under 12 years are free.
Please note that at this Open Garden, only COOL drinks, sandwiches and pastries will be served. We hope to see you there!