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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 yesterday via mobile

Simply enchanting! I actually don't have enough words to describe the feeling of being in the middle of the garden, staring at all that natural beauty and suddenly a lovely melody, which I believe was Bach, starts playing.

1  Thank Gabriela H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This beautiful garden with complex walkways was one of the highlights of our visit to Barbados. So much colour and green were a delight to the senses, complete with classical music! We appreciated the signs and plant names throughout. The sink hole it is set...More

1  Thank bridee405
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is just amazing, the beauty of this place takes your breath away. Great intro by a team member and then off to explore in your own time. The plants will amaze you, the colours are stunning, wonderful scents fill the air, piano music plays...More

1  Thank debbiedevil
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a great stop. Very pretty and peaceful. Just make sure you have cash as they don't take credit cards. The manager of the space was very helpful while also letting you explore on your own.

1  Thank captain8282
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great place. Totally enchanting and delightful. The lemonade ($5 BDS) was lovely and refreshing and hit the spot perfectly after a pleasant 45mins-1 hour strolling around and enjoying the gardens. You could easily take one of the many seats and stay even longer....More

1  Thank Simon G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely day spent wandering through the gardens, so much to see, incredible plants at every turn. Lived up to its billing

1  Thank Cynddan
Reviewed 4 days ago

I don't know anything about gardening but i found this garden beautiful by its colors and varieties of plants, if this garden is one of the famous ones it's probably for a good reason!

1  Thank Lola M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a pretty magical place. So much to see and experience. You could lose yourself here in the secluded seating areas. Beautiful. You should also purchase the limited Huntes Gardens Foursquare Rum....the only place to buy it on the island and unavailable outside of...More

2  Thank Steven J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not far from the Welchman Hall Gully; this is an incredible walking tour of some of the most beautiful gardens I've ever seen. The entire place was so detailed. Paths leading all over, spend an hour here or spend 4. Lots of little private areas...More

1  Thank WBaskett
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth visiting absolutely loved it. Such a beautiful, peaceful and magical place. Lots of wildlife to see too 🦋We were so lucky to see a dear little hummingbird in her nest too 🐦

1  Thank Yogi C
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21CenturyNobody
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.
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dianeappleton94
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.
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Emeline
28 January 2017|
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Response from Alan S | Reviewed this property |
Hello apologies for the reply to this - Easily reachable by taxi probably about 30 mins from the airport and likely around 30-40 Barbados Dollars each way, a must if you are here for short duration as is the East Coast if... More
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