Hunte's Gardens

Hunte's Gardens, Saint Joseph Parish: Hours, Address, Hunte's Gardens Reviews: 5/5

Hunte's Gardens
5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
You might hear this garden before you see it, its delightfully eccentric owner, Anthony Hunte BCH, plays classical music throughout 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).
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MerlotRouge
London, UK44 contributions
Jan 2022
Friendly staff greet you at the entrance and Mr Hunte himself ( and cats) welcomes you in the quirky veranda cafe and gift shop, giving visitors a little potted history of the gardens so be ready with your questions for him! He serves the best rum punch I tasted on the island, not too sweet with a little hint of ginger.
Steep flights of steps down to the bottom of the gardens and up to all the little secluded areas mean you have to be relatively fit to make the most of the spectacular surroundings. These steps can be ​slippy after it has rained but there are hand rails to one side.
It's cash only, toilets are available, parking outside was easy ( we went around 10.30 so I don't know if it gets busier later)

Very well signposted from all all over island.This magical garden is not to be missed.
Written January 18, 2022
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Brett H
St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Blown away by the gardens as absolutely stunning and to meet Anthony was an added bonus, wonderful man.
Written January 18, 2022
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Trebor5417
Doncaster, UK445 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
A brilliant garden of splendour with that peace and tranquility and pace you can only dream of. One man's dream to create a garden that anyone can enjoy and what a gentleman Anthony Hunte is.

Opening his garden and personally greeting people into his home to share his dream with everyone.

This octagarian is a true gentleman and takes time to make everyone feel at home to view years of hard graft in this sunken cave garden.

Don't miss it !!!
Written January 16, 2022
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GypsyTraveller94
Washington DC, DC683 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We went on our own, which is very doable. There is lovely music chiming throughout the gardens, along with statues ranging from dwarfs to buddhas. IF YOU ARE THINKING OF PROPOSING THIS IS THE PLACE. A wedding would be spectacular too.
Written January 13, 2022
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Ali P
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
It’s hard to believe that this place exists. It’s truly magical and the owner obviously built it with love.
Written January 13, 2022
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Lin Manners
New Milton, UK9 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
I cannot recommend or praise highly enough these exceptional gardens as a place to visit whilst in Barbados.
Absolutely magical and a breath of fresh air literally!

The gardens themselves are enchanting, stunning, breathtaking and Mr Hunte was the most welcoming and engaging gentleman. He greeted us, chatted to us, listened to us and was interesting and interested.

We had a Nespresso coffee and some chocolate and some carrot cake that were sublime.

I could easily have spent days there relaxing and soaking in the atmosphere and beauty.

Thank you so much Mr Hunte you have done the most incredible job 💙💚💛🧡❤️💜
Written January 12, 2022
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Jennifer L
6 contributions
Dec 2021
Wonderful gardens- well worth the visit. Plenty of chairs dotted around so you can sit and rest , view the trees and plants and the wildlife.
Not suitable for people with mobility issues.
Payment is in cash only.
Owners house was very interesting to look around and there were souvenirs available to buy.
Glad we visited.
Written January 11, 2022
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noddie11
Edinburgh, UK158 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
A feast for the soul. Wonderful displays of plants and trees. Amazing to see one man’s vision and to meet the man himself. Lots of places to sit and admire the nature all around. A unique experience and an absolute must when in Barbados.
Written January 10, 2022
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coxfamily2015
Poole, UK12 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
This is such a beautiful garden and well worth the drive. From a warm welcome to a leisurely stroll through the gardens it is a calming and restful experience. Visited 3 years ago and it is even more beautiful than before. Anthony Hunte the owner was there to offer refreshments and stories about the house and gardens. Highly recommend a visit and take your time to enjoy. Don’t forget cash needed for entrance fee and refreshments!
Written January 10, 2022
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carol2015880
Crewe, UK9 contributions
Dec 2021
An amazing day out fantastic tropical garden saw beautiful plants and flowers Mr Hunte gave a talk whilst we had beautiful freshly baked carrot cake and a beer

Intriguing place speaking from a florist's and gardeners point of view. I was in my element. Worth a visit
Written January 10, 2022
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