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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
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Reviewed today via mobile

Meticulously tended to gardens exceeded my expectations. So many exquisite plants, flowers, statues and little ponds to see. The owner Mr Hunte chatted to us about the gardens, he showed us a hummingbird nesting 💛 In his little cafe we ate a generous slice of...More

Thank Cazza2468
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Reviewed yesterday

As an avid gardener I have visited a number of gardens around the world with my wife and this was the most intimate and eccentric one I had every seen. The gardener (Anthony Hunte) actually does all the work with one helper. He designed the...More

Thank gunther d
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the gardens today and were not disappointed. You get a senses of tranquility wandering through the different levels. We also met Anthony Hunte himself who is a real character. Refreshments are available as well as souvenirs. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful place to visit, the gardens are breathtaking, the flowers and trees are magnificent, There are seats placed in different parts of the garden, it was so lovely to sit and listen to the classical music playing in the background, it was so...More

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Reviewed yesterday

At the entrance we were greeted by a lady telling us to follow the path and ring the bell when we got to a certain spot. This we did and a gentleman appeared to take our entrance fee and provide a listing of the plants...More

1  Thank stuartsmith2015
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Reviewed yesterday

Dear Anthony, thank you so much for the creations of this beautiful place. As soon as we stepped into your garden, we entered the true magic world. I felt like I’m inside a music box filled with beautiful plants and flowers. I will remember this...More

1  Thank Yuliya L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the best place to visit in Barbados. The variety of flowers, palm trees, etc. is absolutely breathtaking. Classical music is played in the background which underlines the relaxing mood you will be in once you entered the garden. What makes this place very...More

1  Thank David R
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been coming to Barbados for years and have never been to Hunte’s Garden’s until today. My only disappointment is that I hadn’t come before. It was lovely. We were greeted by the owner who directed us where to go. We spent a lot...More

1  Thank Angela D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Anthony Hunte turned a sink hole into the most amazing botanical garden you will ever see. Sit in one of the many chairs located in the garden and just take it in. You only need 1.5 hours to appreciate it. Anthony will likely be there....More

1  Thank timyanks
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent an hour or so at Hunte’s Gardens as part of an island tour. The gardens were spectacular. It was very relaxing to wander around and listen to some of the classical music that played. There are also some interesting buildings to look in...More

2  Thank lou917
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Guy_from_DC
19 February 2018|
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Response from sgbyers | Reviewed this property |
I think you could do both Hunte's Gardens and Harrison Cave in 1/2 day and do both of them justice. They are close together so driving time wasn't an issue. Personally, we rented a car so we weren't limited by a tour, and... More
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B5840KNchristineh
18 February 2018|
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Response from Barbados | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply I have only just seen your question. We are staying in Barbados. But I am sure it wouldn't be a problem to pick up a taxi from the cruise terminal to Huntes Gardens which is almost in the middle of... More
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D_keshav
15 February 2018|
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Response from scubyd00 | Reviewed this property |
Our hotel got us a white minibus from Holetown, where we were staying, and they took the 2 of us to Hunte's Gardens and to Harrisons Cave for around 100 Barbadian $ each - which included the admission fees ! We were the... More
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