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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 3 days ago via mobile

We took the local bus to huntes garden which is an experience all travellers should take part in when travelling to Barbados. A tropical garden lovingly built in a sink hole. A beautiful relaxing garden full of exotic plants, monkeys, and hummingbirds. So relaxing and...More

1  Thank travelholic12
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An oasis of calm & delight in the heart of Barbados, beautifully & musically sculpted from nature through the loving attention and creative care of a great gardener...and a serendipitous Hummingbird or two.

1  Thank SmcGills
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got there around closing and he (Mr. Hunte) was gracious enough to let us in..The garden was breathtaking! The colors and the plants were all very pretty. It is truly is a sight to see!!!! After you explore the garden you can chill with...More

1  Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful gardens and wildlife- followed by a rum taste with Anthony Hunte - charming character- definitely visit when in Barbados- there are red signs all over the island directing you to the gardens so easy enough to find

1  Thank AngelaH3006
Reviewed 1 week ago

These are the most amazing gardens - beautiful, imaginative, tranquil and romantic - with winding paths leading to seated areas to view the exotic palms and flowers and listen to the birds tweeting. As you walk through the gardens you hear lovely classical music playing,...More

1  Thank Eileen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

absolutely gorgeous gardens and there is lots of information given and is a good day out and Anthony made us feel welcomed and i feel like i would come back again!!

1  Thank rosieromaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, well-designed gardens, not only for plant lovers. My wife thought they were "the best thing she'd seen in her life". I was impressed with how much work Mr Hunte and his crew must have put into designing and landscaping them. We were lucky enough...More

2  Thank Eddiesweden2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is quite the most magical tropical garden I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Anthony was a wonderful host and left us feeling like we were lifelong friends. I really look forward to his plans with the huge delivery of plants he is...More

1  Thank Thomasbeeton
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an unexpected garden treat, winding deep into a gully full of magical things. Watch out for millipedes underfoot as you step around giant Swiss cheese plants, palms and ferns. There are many little paths off to secluded seating areas with whicker chairs and...More

1  Thank Gail C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful, magical, calm and stunning gardens! The owner Anthony Hunte is the most charming and interesting person to have a chat with....don't leave without having a chat with Anthony! It really is the most enchanting place on earth!

1  Thank KeitiM84
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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.
28 January 2017|
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Response from Alan S | Reviewed this property |
Hello apologies for the reply to this - Easily reachable by taxi probably about 30 mins from the airport and likely around 30-40 Barbados Dollars each way, a must if you are here for short duration as is the East Coast if... More