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“A magical art work of a garden”
Review of Hunte's Gardens

Hunte's Gardens
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US$ 125.00*
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Harrison's Cave and Hunte's Garden Combo Tour
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't miss the signs pointing to Hunte's Gardens at just about every road junction in Barbados and you absolutely shouldn't miss following them and paying a visit to Anthony Hunte's breathtaking creation.
Completely inhabiting a deep crater this is far more than a garden - it's an immersive three-dimensional multi-sensory art work. At the base of the hollow, with palms towering above, you're submerged in a tropical deluge of colour, texture and aroma. There are strategically placed wicker arm chairs and and sofas for the visitor to stop, kick back and drink in the wonder of it all. Gentle classical piano music drifts in and out of the background. It's a dreamlike experience. Everything you see, foliage, furniture, even the paving stones is perfectly chosen and in just the right place.
As well as being a gardener of genius Mr Hunte is an urbane and welcoming host and you can quench your thirst - the garden can get pretty warm - on his charming verandah where he serves rum punch, beer, wine and soft drinks including delicious homemade ginger lemonade. There is also carrot cake and his own blend of rum.
This is a magical place - unforgettable. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a beautiful and relaxing garden. I had the pleasure of meeting the creator, Anthony Hunte, who's a really nice man. Make sure to visit the top of the garden to meet him!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk through Mr Hunte’s gardens. There are so many little secret places to relax and just enjoy the scenery. The work that must have gone into the place! The drive was an adventure too. These gardens were an oasis Like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Well worth the cost of admission.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little bit of heaven on earth. Superb trees, flowers, birds around you classical music playing and a gorgeous veranda to sit on and take tea/ rum punch/ rum cake, served by Mr Hunte himself. A delightful way to spend a few hours. Accessible by public bus for 1$ each way (no 5 from Bridgetown) and if you have the right walking shoes on Mr Hunte will advise you to walk to the 'Pink wall', catch a bus to Bathsheba rock, then another to Speightstown and then another back to Bridgetown! Took quite a long time and just got back to the cruise ship on time! An exciting day - and I walked miles (especially as we missed the bus at the pink wall!)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole garden is lovely. We spent about 1-1.5 hours here. No problem parking. The flowers are all gorgeous, lots of hard work has been put in here. We enjoyed some lemonade and rum punch afterwards, and met the owner Anthony. So many things to look at, could spend hours here!
My only complaint - there was no music playing the day we were there, as I saw mentioned in many reviews. Alas, still beautiful without the music!

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