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Hunte's Gardens

Castle Grant | Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-433-3333
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You might hear this garden before you see it; its delightfully eccentric owner,Anthony Hunte BCH, plays classical music throughtout the garden. this is the working end of old Castle Grant plantation, where sugar cane was once processed into syrup. Step through the gate and you'll soon tread on the old weigh bridge, where loads of cane were tallied. Just past the old stone outbuildings, where statues lurk among exotic plants, you'll find yourself on the lip of a great, hemispherical sinkhole in the limestone substrate. Steps lead down and paths branch out through an exquisite profusion of flowering plants, with towering trees around the edges. Both here and farther along the top are a series of small secret gardens, where you can sit to absorb the serenity and enjoy a picnic. Be sure to climb the upper level steps to Mr. Hunte's house, a transformation of the old stables. He'll invite you for refreshments-including his legendary rum punch or freshly made lemonade (for sale)-on his glorious, antique studded verandah overlooking the garden. If you're lucky, he'll tell you tales, and you will surely leave with some of your own. If you're driving, follow the red and white signs that read Hunte's Gardens, from all over the island. Or, come by taxi. If you take the local bus from the Fairchild Street Bus Stand in Bridgetown it's #5 Sugar Hill Bus - Bds$2 each way.
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Castle Grant | Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-433-3333
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Reviewed yesterday

Have just returned after 2 weeks in Barbados and must say that our visit to Hunte's Gardens was one of the highlights of our trip. We arrived early and virtually had the garden to ourselves during which time our fascination and appreciation just grew and...More

1  Thank KUMALO_10
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just returned home from a two week visit to the lovely island of Barbados, we went to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. There were many highlights and our time at hunte's gardens was one of them . We do have a nice garden but are...More

1  Thank Charles G
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like tropical plants, this place is a can't miss. The sheer variety and beautiful setting make this place a must visit. Great for an afternoon stroll or grab some tea and relax in one of the dozens of seating nooks located throughout the...More

1  Thank SurferPete1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our second time here and even more wonderful . Well worth a drive in the rain. Fabulous LIVE piano playing added to the magic of the stunning gardens. A beautiful place, with a charming host.

1  Thank Liz E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really love this place. It’s a little steep on entering it but totally out of this world. Pan piped music whilst you go round a lovely touch. Also love the seating arrangements dotted around that you don’t expect to see. Credit due to the owners...More

2  Thank talbotnicola
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved these beautiful gardens which are a testament to the owner’s hard work and love for the environment. We especially enjoyed sharing a rum with Mr Hunte and hearing his plans for the future. A must visit on Barbados.

2  Thank EmmaL490
Reviewed 5 days ago

You can tell that this Garden has been lovingly created and great care and pride poured into these wonderful Gardens. We completely lost ourselves for an hour or so wondering around the Gardens and those parts of the house that were open to the public....More

2  Thank Simon H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Second visit here with newcomers to the island. Lucious calm is what you'll feel while strolling in amazement and wonder here! Absolutely breathtaking I. Every aspect of design , nature and zen. Please go! Worth a short country drive to indulge. Be sure to tske...More

2  Thank onedawn2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but delightful tropical garden in the centre of Barbados. Such a glorious variety of plants with plenty of little seating areas to allow for contemplation and quiet enjoyment. Mr Hunte is usually on hand at the house at the top of the garden...More

2  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved every magnificent inch of this garden! Each way you look has a little nook or a seat or a amphora or laughing Buddha and of course the vegetation. A man’s passion realized and nurtured every day!

3  Thank Mary N
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27 August 2017|
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Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we did this with a trip to Welchman Gully as well. We had about 45mins in the garden, but I could have spent hours in it.
27 June 2017|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure but I do not think access is easy or possible.
22 February 2017|
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Response from owen60 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Not sure of the position of your hotel but taxis are best unless you feel like using the bus, great fun. Enjoy the gardens.