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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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My wife and I visited Hunte’s Gardens today, and were blown away by the grandeur, colour, and sound of Anthony Hunte’s Gardens. Occupying a sink hole, which allows for a dramatic vertical scale offering many different vantage points to enjoy the Gardens; and coupled with...More

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Reviewed today

A visit to these magnificent gardens is an absolute must. Beautiful flowers, plants and trees fill this garden to capacity. There is a small area of grass at the bottom of the garden, seating areas all around enabling you to sit and enjoy this wonderful...More

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Reviewed yesterday

What a way to spend an afternoon. Relaxing in the enchanting gardens. Mr Hunte was charming, his hospitality was excellent. He served delicious cake too!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m not a gardener but I do like nature. This place is just magical. It’s not a huge area but it is full of amazing plants and flowers visited by lizards, birds and insects. Look out for the green monkeys in the area when you...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Meticulously tended to gardens exceeded my expectations. So many exquisite plants, flowers, statues and little ponds to see. The owner Mr Hunte chatted to us about the gardens, he showed us a hummingbird nesting 💛 In his little cafe we ate a generous slice of...More

Thank Cazza2468
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As an avid gardener I have visited a number of gardens around the world with my wife and this was the most intimate and eccentric one I had every seen. The gardener (Anthony Hunte) actually does all the work with one helper. He designed the...More

Thank gunther d
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the gardens today and were not disappointed. You get a senses of tranquility wandering through the different levels. We also met Anthony Hunte himself who is a real character. Refreshments are available as well as souvenirs. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Bryan W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a wonderful place to visit, the gardens are breathtaking, the flowers and trees are magnificent, There are seats placed in different parts of the garden, it was so lovely to sit and listen to the classical music playing in the background, it was so...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

At the entrance we were greeted by a lady telling us to follow the path and ring the bell when we got to a certain spot. This we did and a gentleman appeared to take our entrance fee and provide a listing of the plants...More

1  Thank stuartsmith2015
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dear Anthony, thank you so much for the creations of this beautiful place. As soon as we stepped into your garden, we entered the true magic world. I felt like I’m inside a music box filled with beautiful plants and flowers. I will remember this...More

1  Thank Yuliya L
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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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