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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 February 20, 2017

As a mad keen gardener I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. It's so peaceful and breath taking all at once. If you don't go anywhere else on Barbados go here. Entry fee is 30BD and worth every bit. The owner is more than...More

1  Thank mrssmr
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Hunte's Gardens are lovely, beautiful displays of flowers and lots of little hidden alcoves where you can sit and have a rest/picnic/drink. As they are in a sink hole you don't get any of the spectacular views that you get with other gardens in Barbados...More

Thank FandDTouristLondon
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

This garden is always a highlight of my trip to Barbados. Every time I come there's a new bit of loveliness. Anthony Hunte is a miracle worker. One year there's a bit of scrubby land in the corner and the next it's transformed into the...More

Thank SueRob7
Reviewed February 19, 2017

A super unique garden. Beautiful places to sit and view the lovely plants and wild life. Humming birds, splendid orchids and huge variety of plants and a useful display board to identify the species. Have a rum punch and talk to the devoted owner.

Thank LOVE0urh0lidays
Reviewed February 19, 2017

We went in and wandered up to a chair which told us to ring a bell, a young man came and took our entrance fees and told us which way to go and said to go for a drink after the tour up in the...More

Thank Carolyn A
Reviewed February 19, 2017

I visited Hunte's Garden's with some friends in mid February. An excellent find and a great garden to visit with fiends or family. The garden is interesting to explore and holds several rare plants. The garden is located in a valley and there is a...More

Thank alec374
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Beautiful garden created in a collapsed cave; paths cleverly wind around and up and down so that even when busy you can get away for a while. Lots of seating for contemplation and even humming birds coming for a feast whilst we sat. Not huge...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Great place for a visit - really spectacular display that I imagine would also keep children entertained as well - lots of steps though

1  Thank ds32017
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Brillant garden and host .The rum and marmalade was good as well. The plants and design of the garden and the music made me want to stop all day

1  Thank shebunny
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Wonderful tropical garden with a welcoming host. Did a tour with our hotel around these gardens and really enjoyed the time we spent there.

Thank inclineski
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June 26, 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.
February 21, 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.
January 28, 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