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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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"anthony hunte"
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"rum punch"
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"classical music"
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"the owner"
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"sink hole"
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"well worth a visit"
in 125 reviews
"tropical garden"
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"magical place"
in 60 reviews
"plants and flowers"
in 55 reviews
"collapsed cave"
in 49 reviews
"nooks and crannies"
in 44 reviews
"cake"
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"every corner"
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"visiting barbados"
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"take your time"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed yesterday

we had a wonderful adventure walking among all the florals and fauna. Sat under a canopy having a cool drink while some of our group visited the owner in his home. Quite a character!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hunts gardens are a hidden treasure in Barbados. A little off the beaten path but well worth the trip. Very magical atmosphere surrounds the gardens, so still and so quiet. The icing on the cake is that they sell the best rum in Barbados.

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Reviewed yesterday

As a garden designer from Hampshire in the Uk, it was an inspirational trip to see the informal tropical planting with points of interest at every turn. Statues, simple water features, colonial style seating areas and even garden chandeliers ! Love the music, it made...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great taxi ride to Hunte's Garden from Bridgetown via the various sights along the way. Taxi driver ('the Fatman') dropped us and returned an hour or so later. It was a bit of a whistle-stop tour but these gardens would be very pleasant...More

2  Thank Simon H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I first saw this first on Gardener's World and thought it would be a nice place to visit not realising at the time that a bargain cruise would see us visiting Barbados so soon afterwards. The day before the visit we went to Andromeda Botanic...More

2  Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This wonderful tropical garden has a magical feel the minute you walk through the gate into a calm green oasis. It has been created by Anthony Hunte within a collapsed cave, a bit like a quarry, so you start at the top and wander down...More

1  Thank Ethna2014
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a lovely holiday experience. The garden is beautiful, full of colour and interesting little alcoves. What really makes it for me is chatting with the man himself. He is a fountain of knowledge, a wonderful waiter with the cakes and drinks and he just...More

2  Thank oldfrintonians
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a nice place to visit. Reasonable price and everyone was super friendly. Not a real big area but quite nice looking. Beautiful flowers and a wide variety also. In a small valley with a nice walking area and small seating areas all over the...More

2  Thank huffer24
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Instantly hit by range of exotic plants and flowers, naturalised in garden. Tastefully interspersed were statues of Buddha and ponds. Variety of paths down to bottom of garden and back up towards main house where a variety of souvenirs could be purchased, or a drink...More

2  Thank A G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the best gardens I have ever visited. Created by Anthony Hunte on a collapsed limestone cave, this beautiful landscaped garden is full of interesting trees, shrubs and plants. Seating is provided throughout got that the atmosphere can be appreciated together with...More

1  Thank Bill C
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Guy_from_DC
18 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
17 February 2018|
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Response from Johnty1963 | Reviewed this property |
We were in a hotel so took a taxi. From the ferry port it would be about 45 mins I think. Entrance details on Hunte’s Garden website. $15US as I remember. Hope this is helpful.
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D_keshav
14 February 2018|
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Response from Michelle H | Reviewed this property |
We had a car so really sorry I can’t help
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