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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 yesterday via mobile

It was excellent because the gardens were beautiful with atmospheric music and it was nice to go to a luscious forest instead of a beach. We even saw some humming birds! The owner Mr Hunte was very kind and we had a great time.

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed yesterday

I visit Huntes garden each time I come to Barbados. It is a work of art , a place of beauty and tranquility. The garden is improved and changed each year. The music is relaxing. There are places to sit and relax all throug the...More

1  Thank DLS7
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hunte’s garden is one of the best gardens we’ve visited in the world. It has a new and fabulous vista around every corner and is a delight in both planting and atmospherics. This garden should be a must if you are visiting Barbados. The owner,...More

1  Thank Suffok
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Probably the nicest garden I have visited anywhere in the world. As a man I normally follow my wife around slightly bored. Not in Hinges garden. It was dramatic, tranquil, interesting, vibrant and relaxing in one stunning package. If you visit Barbados you must go

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After overdoing it in the sun the day before a trip to a shady garden with soothing music was a perfect antidote for our family. Greeted by the eponymous Mr Hunte at the entrance we descended into a lush verdant sinkhole with spectacular shrubs and...More

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited Huntes Gardens several times before, once again it didn't disappoint! If you are travelling to Barbados Huntes Gardens is a must! The gardens are absolutely stunning, a tropical paradise of exotic and colourful plants, a unique garden with gentle music playing quitley...More

1  Thank Barbados
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have visited Hunte's Gardens on each of our previous visits to Barbados and it never fails to live up to our expectations. A lot of new planting this year. Beautiful as ever and an ideal place to have our picnic.

Thank Philip A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the most beautiful garden I’ve seen outside of Europe. We spent two hours at Hunte’s Gardens slowly taking in the fantastic collection of Bajan flora and the fauna it has attracted. On an island that has a lot of ground to catch up...More

1  Thank Johnty1963
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been visiting Mr Hunte and his gardens since we first started our trips to Barbados. It's almost as if we come to the island to visit Hunte's Gardens! The gardens have evolved over the years to an almost hallucinatory splendour. The colours and...More

1  Thank Dave N
Reviewed 3 days ago

A local taxi driver took us here, and what a wonderful way it was to spend a morning. Lovely walks through flower filled gardens with little nooks and crannies and plenty of seating to stop and just get lost in the wonder of this perfect...More

1  Thank benidormpat2017
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15 February 2018|
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Response from Michelle H | Reviewed this property |
We had a car so really sorry I can’t help
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.