Hunte's Gardens
Hunte's Gardens
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
You might hear this garden before you see it, its delightfully eccentric owner, Anthony Hunte BCH, plays classical music throughout 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).
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  • Scott D
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful tropical garden experience
    WONDERFUL! So beautiful and tranquil with the most stunning plants and cozy shady corners. We met the owner Anthony Hunt who was so kind and welcoming. There's a girt shop where they sell wonderful Hunts Garden rum and other nice gifts. Allow about 1.5h to really soak up the tropical magisty of the place.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 29, 2023
  • josie1700
    Hitchin, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enchanting and unique
    Huntes gardens and house are magical. This was my second visit and it was as beautiful and peaceful as I remembered. The garden is so colourful and relaxing but what makes it unique is to visit the house and to chat with the owner Anthony, who is so welcoming and interesting. I could stay there all day. He’s created a wonderful haven. Highly recommended!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 30, 2023
  • SimonJB225
    Falmouth, Jamaica2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A feast for the eyes.
    So many tropical plants to see and plenty of seating in the grounds to sit and enjoy the experience. We also spent time with the owner Anthony Hunte in his house at the top of the garden and enjoyed tea with him. Well worth the time to visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Jackie R
    Rainham, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magical Hunte's Gardens. A tranquil tropical delight with classical music, wonderful flowers and tropical sounds.
    Magnificent Hunte's Gardens. Magical, enchanting and delightful. A trip here is an absolute must. Anthony Hunte is an amazing man and his knowledge knows no bounds. View the gardens at your leisure whilst listening to classical music abd bird song. Just spend time sitting and relaxing as there is no rush. Cold drinks, tea and cake are available after whilst in the company of the owner, Anthony. Visiting here is a must for anyone lucky enough to be in Barbados. P.S. thank you for funding my purse!!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Helen B
    Brighton, United Kingdom170 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a treat!
    Don’t hesitate to visit Hunte’s Gardens! It’s a tropical oasis, cool, refreshing, exotic and fabulous. All signposts in the north of the island at least l seem to lead there, so follow! Take BBD cash as modern technology is not the priority here - fair enough! Just enjoy the cool sink hole turned tropical paradise. Even to the uninitiated in tropical gardens and gardening, this is a real treat. Wander around the palm trees and gorgeous flowers with strategic seating calling your name around every corner. And make sure to leave time for a fabulous chat and a home made lemonade or bottle of beer with the owner and mastermind Anthony Hunte himself. A delight!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Florencia B
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and Relaxing. A MUST
    Hunte’s Gardens was an absolutely beautiful and relaxing experience. Anthony Hunte created art when building these gardens. You’ll find layers of flowers, trees, and palms all around the place. There are many areas to sit and take in the beauty from many different angles. After exploring, we visited the gift shop where Anthony himself (the owner and creator) was there and offered us some rum to taste. Later, we sat down again in the gardens to have our snack sandwiches. We had a great conversation as well while sitting and enjoying the view a little bit more. Bring cash to pay for entrance, gifts, and refreshments.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 24, 2023
  • Imran Gopaul
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lost for words
    The Fuana in this place was amazing. I particularly like the statue themed hidden corners. Words cannot express the imagery of this place. A must see when visiting. The owner was very welcoming, we sat and chat as if we were old friends.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Adrian M
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    amazing immersive experience
    Loved this, could have stayed all day. A genius created this garden, every turn gave a different take on it. The music added to the total immersion. What an amazing place, humbling to visit We’ll be back
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Debra Harby
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem and absolute must see
    Absolutely stunning tropical garden created on the site of a sinkhole (collapsed cave). Lots of pathways leading to secret corners and hidden seating areas, quirky statues and artefacts, pools with water lilies, and most of all beautiful lush planting everywhere. Trees, shrubs, orchids, hibiscus and much more, all in abundance and gentle soothing music playing softly in the background as we made our way around. Even my non gardening husband was impressed with the beauty and serenity of the place. It poured with rain for a good part of our visit but even this couldn’t dampen our enthusiasm for the place (umbrellas were available to borrow from the ticket office). Anthony, the garden’s creator, was very welcoming and happy to chat and answer questions at the end of our wanderings. Look out for the native green monkeys who were giving an acrobat display at the gate as we were leaving! Highly recommended.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 27, 2023
  • AllrounderEngland
    Broadstairs, United Kingdom111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly stunning location.
    For anyone with a love of gardens, this is the perfect place to visit. The range of plants to view is superb, just so much colour it's a real photographer's paradise. You can see that this has been a real labour of love, created by someone with a passion for nature. My main comment is that you give yourself plenty of time to visit. There are masses of hidden walks and seating areas to sit and take in the stunning views. We visited as part of a multi-stop tour, and the hour we were given was way too short to give this location the respect it deserves. Especially with Anthony Hunte himself relaxing at the end, offering a taster of his excellent rum and a nice chat on the history of the area. It was a shame we had to leave so soon and really hope to return.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
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jackn93
Norwich, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We visited Huntes garden recently and it is a truly tranquil experience. It was great to meet Mr Hunte at the end and speak to him about his life in Barbados.
Written June 15, 2024
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anne
Glenrothes, UK24 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Couples
Beautiful garden and well maintained. Over priced for the experience but lovely to walk round. The gentleman in the gift shop is a lovely old man ,who has a wealth of knowledge.
Written June 15, 2024
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Lifestyler
Clearwater, FL18 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Friends
I had the incredible opportunity to meet the founder of this paradise-like place. He shared with me the fascinating story of how the garden was created. Visiting this enchanting location was an unforgettable experience! The intricate details and the passion behind its creation were truly inspiring. The beauty and tranquility of the garden left a lasting impression on me.
Written June 8, 2024
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Passenger67065730755
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Jun 2024 • Couples
Spectacular unique gardens lovingly tended. Well worth a visit if you like plants and gardens. The host and owner is happy to discuss the garden with you and answer all your questions.
Written June 7, 2024
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Catherine T
London, UK24 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Friends
Visited with my 26 year old daughter who is ‘houseplant’ mad and it was amazing to see all of her favourite plants ‘outside’! The planting is lush - tall palms, Monstera, Calathea to name a few. Full of wildlife and birdsong and was (surprisingly) enhanced by the piano music being played. You could just sit in one of the many seating areas for hours drinking in the tranquil atmosphere.

Was very nice to talk to Mr Hunte and some of the other visitors after our wanderings.

Just to note there are steep steps and uneven paving so accessibility is limited.
Written June 6, 2024
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Tourist824312
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The sheer beauty of Huntes Gardens coupled with its relaxing tranquility always is the highlight of our stay on this welcoming gem of an island. Oh, and Anthony Hunte is the most charming of hosts too.
Thoroughly recommended.
Written June 6, 2024
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OD22
London, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Wonderful and magical garden, really impressive and a must-see in Barbados! Was nice to be able to speak to Mr Hunte on our visit.
Written June 6, 2024
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olivia
Northamptonshire, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Went with my son, WOW what a place!!! So much more than I expected . Be prepared for great humidity in there. Worth every dollar . Not expensive at all. An amazing place
Written June 2, 2024
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Hodman2015
Southport, UK173 contributions
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May 2024 • Couples
Visited because of the positive reviews, to say I was underwhelmed after paying B$40 each would be an understatement.
Although it is a lovely tropical garden of sorts, in a somewhat unique environment (a collapsed sink hole), it didn’t blow us away by any stretch, as the grand house we were expecting didn’t either!
I have seen better’Gardens’ not just in the UK, but while travelling elsewhere.
I wouldn’t say don’t go, but it’s definitely not value for money…and it is off the beaten track!
Written May 29, 2024
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NicK D
75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We visited Hunte's Gardens and were totally enchanted by the beauty and tranquility of the gardens. Sadly, we could not spend nearly as much time there as one should as there are so many aspects and quiet spots in the garden to explore and spend some restful time there. And of course it was a pleasure to meet Mr Hunte and try some of his rum (and to buy some of course!). An absolute gem to visit.
Written May 23, 2024
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