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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Piers M
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Absolutely wonderful and magical place.
Jul 2021
This was an absolutely delightful surprise and one of the best things we did during our stay in Barbados. The gardens are like nowhere else on earth and have real calming quality, with something different to enjoy around every corner and in every nook and cranny.
Anthony is also a great host and we stayed for some time after our walk around the gardens enjoying drinks, cake and chatting with other guests.
This is definitely a magical experience which should be on every list of things to do in Barbados.
Written August 3, 2021
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Aaron P
Chesterfield, UK23 contributions
Hunte’s Wonderful Garden
Aug 2021 • Couples
After visiting Barbados a few times before, this was our first visit to Hunte’s Garden after being recommended by a local.
Such a beautiful place to visit, the gardens are stunning, the whole place is so relaxed and Anthony is such a character.
After our walk around the garden, we joined Anthony at his house where he entertains the guests.
Anthony has his own blend of 10 year Reserve Rum which we enjoyed and took a bottle home with us.
The photos don’t do this place justice.
Call Anthony to check he is open before you set off.
Just amazing
Written August 2, 2021
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Jacquie B
4 contributions
Hunte's garden is a little piece of heaven on an island of paradise
Aug 2021 • Friends
As soon as you walk through the gates, your eyes are attracted to all the beautiful plants and arrangements, one after another. Your ears are treated to the beautiful sounds of nature with a background of soul restoring music, perfect!
Take your time and enjoy every little vista. Going back up to the top is so worth it to have a drink and a chat with the creator of this inspiring garden. We didn't want to leave and will be returning next week with a picnic and a bottle of champagne, come and join us Anthony for a drink, we'll be in your beautiful garden all day!
Written August 2, 2021
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Chelyse
United States4 contributions
Exquisite Heaven on Earth
Jul 2021 • Couples
Hunte's Garden was a highlight experience in our month-long stay in Barbados. It isn't like any other place on Earth, or any other place in Barbados. The garden was created with complete mastery and attention to the details of every sense. It's the kind of thing I want to tell you all about, but not spoil the surprise too. I have been to gardens at some amazing and far away places, and Hunte's Garden has a magic and wonder that no other place has even closely approached. Leave yourself plenty of time to soak in all that is there, and I'm telling you now, photos cannot possibly capture the beauty and grandeur of this haven in nature. It is truly exquisite. If you are debating between going here or any other nature place on the island... go here first, and I guarantee that will will be So happy you did. There are beautiful and wonderful things to see and experience in Barbados, but nothing like this anywhere else you could go. You may see that it is priced a little more than other gardens in the area... you get a voucher for the price difference that you can use on drinks or cake. I had the carrot cake and it was Divine. Staff is friendly and helpful, and leave you to explore and delight as long as you desire. There are quite a few lovely surprises you'll come upon, and you may bring a picnic as well. I recommend that too... it's just the most extraordinary place! You'll want to stay as long as humanly possible! And get there early so that you can!!
Written August 1, 2021
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CT-Traveler
West Hartford, CT144 contributions
Peace on Earth
Jul 2021 • Couples
This was BY FAR the best place we visited on our trip to Barbados. Luckily, at the time we went there were no other visitors and we had the whole place to ourselves, which added to the experience.

This visit to the gardens was more peaceful and meditating than any ocean facing private massage you’ll get, and at US$20 per person is a real steal. Any description will not do justice, so I will recommend you just go and visit. Probably closer to the end of the day is better, as you might get more privacy that way as well.

Getting to it is a bit of a hike, so make sure you rent a car. You’ll also enjoy your chat with the kind and talented Mr. Hunt.
Written July 30, 2021
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Sharon A
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Paradise in Paradise
Jul 2021 • Couples
I had read some recommendations for these gardens online which were all positive, so we booked a hire car and off we went.
Unfortunately it started raining on the way, and rained for most of the day. When we arrived we asked if there was somewhere to get a drink until the rain stopped and we’re shown into Mr Huntes’ house for drinks. What a lovely man he is - he told us all about the history of the gardens and his passion shone through.
The rain ended up not being an issue as we were supplied with umbrellas and cushions to put down on the seating to ensure we didn’t get wet bottoms 🙂
Written July 28, 2021
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Karensara1712
Bushey, UK56 contributions
A "must do" when visiting Barbados!
Jul 2021 • Couples
What a stunning hidden germ Hunte's Gardens is on this beautiful island! From the moment you enter, the meandering paths lead you round a magical mystery tour, taking in quirky statues, little nooks where you can sit and take in the views and the never ending plethora of stunning colours of this beautiful place! The enchanting gardens would suit families with / without children.
Written July 28, 2021
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Paul J
Staines, UK3 contributions
Outstanding Gardens
Jul 2021 • Family
An amazing place, hosted by the engaging and friendly Mr Hunte.

The gardens are small but well worth the visit, even our 7 and 10 year old kids have already asked to return which is high praise for any garden.

The music playing throughout the gardens is well chosen and adds to the sense of calm and tranquility.

We’ll definitely be back!
Written July 27, 2021
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AldoDow
Edinburgh, UK51 contributions
Hunte’s paradise gardens 😍
Jul 2021 • Couples
A very tranquil afternoon in Mr Hunte’s beautiful garden. Lots of shady places to sit and chat or simply be at peace. Mr Hunte is an extraordinary man who shares his love for nature and family history freely. Such a lovely experience. Thank you. Shauna & Alan
Written July 26, 2021
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Steve Beanie S
1 contribution
Wonderful hidden treasure
Jul 2021 • Family
A wonderful hidden treasure. Beautiful, relaxing gardens with the added delight of sitting down for a rum afterwards with owner and host Anthony Hunte. An unexpected pleasure.
Written July 24, 2021
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