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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

This place is heaven on earth. Peaceful, beautiful, interesting, soul soothing amazing. Dont rush round, get a drink & have a chat with the owner Mr Hunte and fuss his rescue dog Flora before heading back out into the gardens. He also has his own...More

Thank Kristy A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Hunte's Gardens as part of a tour organised by the Colony Club Hotel. What can we say... it was simply stunning. The love and care Anthony and his team have put into the garden wonderland are evident. We were mesmerised by the dense...More

Thank P C L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed Hunte's Gardens. Mr Hunte was very personable and we enjoyed visiting with him in his house. We saw wild monkeys, and many exotic plants. Very unusual place. Highly recommend.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the lovely Huntes Gardens again having been there the last time we visited Barbados - and it is indeed (if that is possible) even more beautiful second time round. The garden thrives under the watchful eye (and hands) of the owner Anthony Hunte...More

Thank DAJ162
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited a few botanical gardens on the island of Barbados and beng quite impressed by the offering of amazing tropical plants, flowers and trees, I was not expecting anything spectacular at Hunte's Garden. I thought I had seen it all. The sign at the...More

1  Thank Gugulethu V
Reviewed 1 week ago

It feels like entering a magic place, where one does NOT want to leave. Just go there and you will see for yourself.

1  Thank walplanetmail
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very pleasant couple of hours at Anthony's gardens last Saturday, admiring his magnificent creation in the sink hole, and then with Anthony himself relaxing, tasting rum and chatting int the cooling breeze on his terrace. I was even invited to play his...More

1  Thank MrsKBuckinghamshire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have the slightest latent interest in ecology, horticulture, photography, landscaping, sculptures & settings, natural materials or merely wish to relax thoroughly in a tropical dreamworld, then take a trip to the spectacular natural sink hole within which Anthony Hunte has created a masterpiece....More

2  Thank 4UK-abroad
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to spend and hour, stunning plants and landscape, calming music and an extremely hospitable Mr Hunte, a real character.

1  Thank H21james
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great attraction. The overall experience was amazing and beyond your imagination. Mr. Hunte is real pleasant.

2  Thank Danaw2008
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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.