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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 2 days ago

This garden has the wow! factor in abundance. Mr Hunte has transformed the area into a stunning landscape that visitors need to take time to appreciate. We spent time exploring the glorious planting as well as enjoying the monkeys in the trees and marvelling at...More

Thank Adrienne S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I think that some reviewers may have missed the point of this place, if they only spent 20mins for a visit. It is not a municipal gardens with a few flower beds, it's a serious plants collectors experience. We took the local govt bus from...More

1  Thank Bryn L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a lovely hour or so here and it was so peaceful you just wanted to sit down and admire the space , and we did. We sat on the terrace and shared a rum with the owner and designer which was both entertaining...More

1  Thank 1266ali
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow, just wow. The gardens are incredible and to then get to sit down at the end and chat with the owner was unbelievable. Visited all the other gardens on the island over the years but this place just took our breath away! Not only...More

2  Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is my 5th visit to Barbados and Huntes Garden is my favourite place I have visited. Anthony Hunte is as charming as the garden itself which is absolutely stunning, really quirky and beautiful at the same time I absolutely loved it and would thoroughly...More

1  Thank Cherry031
Reviewed 6 days ago

I will try to be as brief as possible but this really truly was a wonderful experience. We just got a taxi from our hotel to arrive just as Anthony was about to open up. We spent hours just enjoying the garden and the grounds....More

1  Thank gusngazesdad
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the places in Barbados that is must visit. All the descriptions in other reviews are real. You will be dissappointed with Barbados if you don't make the journey.

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Hunte's Garden during our recent honeymoon on Barbados. Hunte's Garden is the most amazing garden! On the day we visited, it started to rain soon after we arrived. At that point we were deep in the sinkhole so we sheltered under the trees....More

1  Thank Christine T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife is a keen gardener so it was on the cards and i was driving so I was "dragged along" but to my surprise I did find the mix of trees, foliage, flowers and plants interesting and also spent some time with Mr Hunte...More

1  Thank dmerry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a paradise! Well worth the visit and cost. Never seen such a well stocked garden. It’s built in a sink hole with many seating areas where you can watch the hummingbirds feed and listen to Chopin, then visit the house where the man himself...More

1  Thank PaulHanbury
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27 August 2017|
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Response from Emma B | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we did this with a trip to Welchman Gully as well. We had about 45mins in the garden, but I could have spent hours in it.
27 June 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.
22 February 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.