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“Characterful tropical garden”
Review of Hunte's Gardens

Hunte's Gardens
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 9, 2013

This is a fascinating, colourful garden built on many levels in a sink hole by Anthony Hunte. It is full of amazing plants, statues and music. Mr Hunte appears and talks to the visitors, who are invited into his house, where refreshments and artwork are for sale. A very enjoyable and different experience.

1  Thank Mel P
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

If you are going to barbados, this must be No 1 on your list, I have been round many gardens i9n my time, but this is truly a unique experience, coupled with the fact that Mr Hunte is often on hand to chat, and show you round his amazing gardens. I cannot describe the gardens adequately as they must be seen to be believed, just go and experience the tranquility, beauty ant the vibe.
PS the lemonade in the house is to die for, so refreshing

10  Thank johnl1950
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We visited yesterday on our last day from a cruise. We entered to the sounds of Tosca playing on the stereo and met Anthony resplendent in gardening gear and wheelbarrow in hand. We spent a lovely hour wandering around and sitting in the little corners where there are chairs and tables and the odd Buddha. Well worth the effort and the money. go while you can - he's getting on and we don't know what will happen when he can't manage it anymore
It's not wheelchair friendly though

11  Thank ZaraRozLeona
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Hunte's garden is a beatiful work of Art that has be created by Anthony Hunte. It is an ever changing canvas of colour that comes from flowers, ferns, trees, shrubs and ornate sculptures. What make the visit to this garden is Mr Hunte who greets every visitor, invites them to visit his home and offers them refreshments. His knowldge of plants and the island as well as the history of the garden make for very intersting conversation. A visit to Hunte's Gardens and a chat with Anthony while sipping his very special rum (which you can purchase) is an attraction that is an absolute must!!!

12  Thank pbb2005
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We visited Hunte's Garden on the recommendation of a friend who visited recently as well. It really is an oasis. It's a beautiful sink hole paradise with lots of little nooks to explore. Mr Hunte was pleasant to talk to and shared lots of information about the garden and the plant life. It's a great way to spend an hour or so during the afternoon and a nice spot to sip a rum punch. But overall we felt the $30BDS ($15USD) entrance fee was exorbitant. Don't get me wrong...it's beautiful. But it's not that big and comparable gardens in other places around world charge a fraction of the price. If you plan to go in 2013 make sure you check his website first as he plans to close for a few months likely closer to summer 2013 to do some traveling.

4  Thank midazolamintor
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