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“Incredible gardens, so peaceful, a must visit!”
Review of Hunte's Gardens

Hunte's Gardens
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Hunte's Gardens and Mount Gay Rum 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 4 April 2018

What an incredible job Anthony Hunte and his team have done with this sink hole. The gardens seem so mature yet are actually quite young. The use of classical music in the garden is a lovely touch, you can just sit and lose yourself in the tranquility of it all. We visited mid to late afternoon as we felt that would be a good time to sit and sample Anthony's legendary Rum Punch. We were not disappointed and had the pleasure to sit with Anthony and chat. We were amazed that he knew all the local gardens in Cornwall UK where we live, so we had quite a bit to talk about. An absolute must see place, completely unique!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

My sister and I traveled to Barbados in September and had seen something online about Hunte's Gardens. Our tour guide seemed surprised that we wanted to visit, rather than see another nearby garden, but I am so glad we held our ground. Hunte's was AMAZING. It is all-encompassing and, from what I learned, ever expanding. We had the opportunity to talk to the owner (who was tending to his beautiful flowers and plants) and got a tour of his home (located within the gardens). He was absolutely delightful. I cannot recommend this place enough - it was truly a highlight of our visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A beautiful more relaxing garden you will not find anywhere else. The small space is maintained only by Mr. Hunte and his assistant-both whom are charming stewards of this beautiful location. We enjoyed sitting on the benches and taking it all in. Don't miss going up to Mr. Hunte's home Sitting on his porch takes you back 150 years ago. How special it is that he opened this to the public. We went on a drizzly day but it didn't matter one bit.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful place...superb, fascinating garden! We would recommend the lemonade and ginger...not to mention the carrot and walnut cake....Anthony made us very welcome, what an entertainer...you should write a book!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Just a great place to visit. Little oases of calm at every turn with seating to relax in and enjoy the views. The planting is spectacular - each section beautifully crafted to get the best out of each type of plant. Look out for the little fish in the small water vessels as you walk down the paths to the grassed area below. Classical music pervades the space, adding to the delightful calm feeling.
Up at the top of the garden at the end of the visit, you are invited into Anthony's veranda to enjoy refreshing drinks and cake if you like. Sitting there, chatting to the host about his work just adds to the overall joy of the visit. Anthony is a true old school gentleman. We were staying at a house across the road from Anthony's home in Holetown, so he invited us out to visit the gardens - but having read the reviews, we would have gone there anyway.
You shouldn't miss this if you visit the island.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank IanMunr0
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