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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 via mobile

Even if you are only in Barbados for few hours between flights I suggest you get out of the airport and if you do nothing else go to Hunte’s Gardens. It’s only 25 mins from the airport and not only can you wander around his...More

Thank Stvjns
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited for a couple of hours. What a fantastic spot to wander round, soaking in the plants, the planting scheme and listen to the wildlife; all to classical music. Then at the end the owner, Mr Hunte, invites you onto his verandah where you...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Simply stunning, what an amazing place! Anthony hunte is a brilliant and welcoming host, the garden is not to be missed The rum is rather nice too! Lol!

Thank Carl G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you’re an avid gardener or enjoy the beauty of nature, then this is definitely worth a visit. It’s a 2 acre garden that’s in a sinkhole. You can explore the gardens or plant hunt! There are lots of chairs dotted around, so you can...More

Thank JenSawka
Reviewed 4 days ago

The sites, sounds and scenery is amazing, The guides and Owner is utmost professional and personable. It was amazing to connect with the owner and sit and talk. Next time I return, I would like to spend an entire day here.

Thank Jeff Elaine W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Is the only way to describe these gardens. We Visited gardens for first time with family who had been before- the drum roll didn’t do them justice! Words can’t describe the Beaty that unfolds as you descend into this beautiful garden- have to be able...More

Thank Alison J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the gardens not really sure what to expect but it was a thoroughly enjoyable 3 hours. We walked round the garden with two young kids who loved the humming birds, insects and flowers. Once you've finished in the garden you are welcome into...More

Thank Oliver L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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26 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.
21 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.