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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Myself and partner are in our early 30s and I have to say not really interested in gardens or even have one of our own! We came by Huntes Garden purely as our hotel was offering a tour to various attractions. We were both blown...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting Anthony Hunte’s Gardens in Barbados is like falling in to a Thomas Kinkade masterpiece! Anyone with a passion for gardens could not possibly be underwhelmed by what Mr. Hunte and his assistants have accomplished here. Well worth your time!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There were many beautiful plants in the garden with nice stepping stones. Problem is, when you enter they give you a sheet with the plant names, but no pictures. Halfway through the garden, there's a sign with pictures of the plants and numbers corresponding to...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is absolutely breathtaking. I have never seen anything like it! Its just paradise. You pay 30 BDS to get in and literally it is worth every penny. You can mull around the beautiful paradise that is this garden for hours on end spotting...More

1  Thank Sleepismyfave
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Huntes Gardens is perhaps the most beautiful place I've ever been to. The gardens are absolutely stunning and after a walk in the garden you can visit the veranda of Anthony Huntes for a drink. We were lucky enough to meet Anthony and enjoy a...More

1  Thank Sampattyharps
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you visit the island and love exotic gardens, this place is a must visit. Lovely music playing around the gardens and scenary and sensory overload. The owner was there to offer tea & drinks (at a cost). I plan to visit Barbados next year...More

1  Thank SydneyDaniels
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hunte's Gardens is a sink hole filled with thousands of tropical plants in a seemingly random collection of pathways and steps. There's a photographic guide that introduces the plants, animals and even Hunte himself. After a relaxed meander around the grounds you can climb to...More

1  Thank Twiz999
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Well worth the visit. After visiting the gardens, the path ended at Mr. Hunte's home where he served drinks and acted as an ever gracious host answering all of our questions.

1  Thank William R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is just amazing. Classical music is playing as you descend down the steps into the most beautiful gardens. Stunning. So relaxing and peaceful. Unfortunately Mr Hunte was not home during our visit but we spoke with his (only!!) employee who was a very...More

1  Thank Philippa L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is a must for anyone who loves natural beauty. We took the no 5 Sugar Hill blue bus from Bridgetown and arrived outside after 45 minutes.A series of steps leads you down in to the sink hole, surrounded by fabulous plants, statues and...More

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Guy_from_DC
19 February 2018|
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Response from sgbyers | Reviewed this property |
I think you could do both Hunte's Gardens and Harrison Cave in 1/2 day and do both of them justice. They are close together so driving time wasn't an issue. Personally, we rented a car so we weren't limited by a tour, and... More
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B5840KNchristineh
18 February 2018|
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Response from Barbados | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply I have only just seen your question. We are staying in Barbados. But I am sure it wouldn't be a problem to pick up a taxi from the cruise terminal to Huntes Gardens which is almost in the middle of... More
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D_keshav
15 February 2018|
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Response from scubyd00 | Reviewed this property |
Our hotel got us a white minibus from Holetown, where we were staying, and they took the 2 of us to Hunte's Gardens and to Harrisons Cave for around 100 Barbadian $ each - which included the admission fees ! We were the... More
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