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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

Anthony Hunte turned a sink hole into the most amazing botanical garden you will ever see. Sit in one of the many chairs located in the garden and just take it in. You only need 1.5 hours to appreciate it. Anthony will likely be there....More

Thank timyanks
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent an hour or so at Hunte’s Gardens as part of an island tour. The gardens were spectacular. It was very relaxing to wander around and listen to some of the classical music that played. There are also some interesting buildings to look in...More

Thank lou917
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved the statues, the water features and the eclectic rustic decor amidst the greenery. A calming place to be if you are looking for some quiet time and relaxation.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped at Hunte’s Gardens after visiting the nearby Harrison caves. My husband had to convince my 7 and 4 year old boys that this would be a nice thing to do for mummy and to go along with things. As soon as we walked...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were welcomed into the gardens by one of the islands constables and were given a brief history and information about the gardens. They are set around a large bowl-shaped area absolutely packed with palms, shrubs, planters and stone idols that radiate colour wherever you...More

1  Thank mboultuk
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We spent several hours enjoying the sights, sounds and hidden wonders of the garden. Finished of with a drink, cake and a chat on the veranda with the owner, Anthony. It's beautiful, well sign-posted and definitely worth a visit.

2  Thank Paul A
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful tranquil place. A fabulous experience and an honour to meet and chat to Anthony Hunte. A must for all garden lovers.

1  Thank Jill G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was unsure of what to expect from this visit- but it had come highly recommended, so we thought we would check it out. I am so glad we did. I have never been anywhere like it, and the ambiance created was so calming, I...More

2  Thank Flamedancer
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hunte's garden is a fantastic place ,So many beautiful plants to see it's well worth a visit every corner you discover another amazing view there are plenty of chairs and benches to sit and soak up all the different sounds. It was a magical garden...More

1  Thank lesley b
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A fantastic place to escape to. Quiet, beautiful and serene. Lovely flowers and plants with hidden areas to sit and contemplate. Lovely drinks etc available too. Well worth the trip.

1  Thank Alison B
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Guy_from_DC
February 19, 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
February 18, 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
February 15, 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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