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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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+1 246-433-3333
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

These gardens are well worth a visit, beautiful colours and laid out very well. We were lucky enough to meet the owner Mr. Hunte on our visit and he took the time to speak with all his guests. I would recommend a visit to the...More

Thank Kay G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to hunte's garden from around 1:00 to 3:30-4:00. It was so wonderful to see all the different flora and the winding paths to various locations was a nice way to explore the property. Beautiful location for photography and even artists to set up their...More

Thank Radha Z
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to Hunte's Gardens for the first time and as a local to Barbados and I was completely blown away. As soon as you walk through the gate, the entire energy around you changes. My boyfriend and I went on a sunny day with...More

Thank Jacoba V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best place so far. Very relaxing and friendly. Stunning plants and we were shown around by the Gardener’s assistant (who I rather suspect is the actual gardener now that Mr Hunte is getting on a bit and on holiday elsewhere). We were treated to...More

Thank Caustonator
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place, fully of wonderful plants and animals. There are some brilliant view points here too! Nice little cafe and gift shop that you can visit at the end of the trail.

Thank lilykirkby
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If your into plants and trees, I would dedicate more time then the usual 45min the tours give you, this place is beautiful, but mostly popular for the green monkeys, who are adorable!

Thank Dicko13
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful tropical gardens. Very peaceful with a great variety of trees and plants. Various places to sit and enjoy the surroundings from different view points. Well worth a visit, only disappointment was the very expensive gift shop. I would have purchased some photos of the...More

Thank harry55641
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous garden, very unique and relaxing. One of our favourite places we have visited in Barbados. Enjoyed listening to the wildlife and music.

Thank Jason H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely beautiful garden. Lots of hidden views. Different parts of the garden to sit and look at the beautiful plants and flowers. Well worth a visit. Andy.

Thank Laura R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A welcome retreat from the wonderful sunny beach days. Hunte’s Gardens is a tropical paradise filled with exotic flowers, paths leading to sitting areas and a view from the owners home where you can grab refreshments or purchase a souvenir. Where sneakers if possible.

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Ashleigh234
14 July 2018|
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Response from marignyjane | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry. I don’t know. I rented a car for my stay. Enjoy your trip!
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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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18 February 2018|
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Response from Barbados5 | 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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