Hunte's Gardens, Saint Joseph Parish

4.8
#1 of 58 in Parks in Barbados
Explore the lush tropical grounds of Hunte's Gardens, a manicured, sculpted plot that works to retrain the jungle's unruliness. Stop at various seats and soak up the atmosphere of various mini-gardens, and take time to observe hummingbirds questing for nectar and lizards basking in the sun. On your way around the gardens, be sure to stop and refresh yourself with complimentary homemade rum punch and freshly squeezed fruit juices, which are prepared by the gardens' friendly and passionate owner. Put Hunte's Gardens into our Saint Joseph Parish tour itinerary maker website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Saint Joseph Parish.
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  • im not a huge gardens/flowers person but this was simply beautiful. $15 to get in and it took about an hour or so to walk around. very peaceful.  more »
  • Beautiful rainforest garden. A marvel of modern day landscaping. Great assortment of flowers. I would return any day.  more »
  • Great spot to enjoy a beautiful garden, nature at its finest and a friendly host - this is a must see . Maybe not for youngsters - but couples and gardeners a definite yes...  more »
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  • Highlight of our trip! Such beautiful gardens. A very relaxing enjoyable few hours. Enjoyed looking at all the beautiful plants with the classical music played in the background. Truly impressive. We liked finding out about how the gardens came to be and how they are maintained. Really enjoyed meeting the very friendly and lovely owner and creator Anthony over a drink and some cake. We bought a couple of really pretty mugs and homemade marmalade for gifts for family back at home. The whole souvenir shop was really lovely. Lots of beautiful bits at reasonable prices too. We felt so relaxed wandering around and sitting on the sofas chatting to Anthony and the other visitors who walked round the garden. We also liked meeting little Flora (a sweet and calm rescue dog!). We saw a family of green monkeys too which was a nice end. All in all a lovely day! Thanks a lot Anthony and team. We will be back next time we’re in Barbados ! Thank you
  • Here now 12/3/18. Lovely place to visit. Very calm and relaxing. Beautiful service and drinks on the veranda. The host is a rare treat to meet. Gracious, engaging and a marvel of information. Such a beautiful place to visit. So rare to find someone who had a passion and followed it through and built it. Anthony thank you for everything.
  • Beautiful beautiful place.... The garden is amazing and the sounds of the different birds while you're exploring the trails makes the experience so authentic... I can't say I'm a "nature" person generally, but this made me reconsider... What a way to spend my day! You won't regret visiting here. And only USD$15 per person - a steal of a deal! We met the owner, Anthony Hunte - very engaging and welcoming, we sat and had a nice chat with him... Definitely not my last visit here...
  • We love it here and visit every year. It is a beautiful garden with lots of paths leading to secluded seating areas. We took a picnic and finished off at the house for cake and rum punch. Perfect.
  • To call it heaven on earth would not do it justice. Anthony Hunte is a visionary, and he has put together something truly inspiring here. Located in a sinkhole near the centre of the island, this medium sized Botanical Garden could be rushed through in 15 minutes if one was so inclined, but that's not really the point of the place. It is meant to be savored and reflected upon. There are little resting places through the garden appointed with antique furniture for you to sit, relax, reflect and take in the view. There is as much to hear as there is to see; birds and monkeys sing their songs lustily all day while piano or or opera music gently wafts through the garden. This garden is densely planted Ave uses tropical plants of every description. All sizes, shapes, colors and textures are represented here. You'll probably never a large variety of flowers, leaf forms and colors, as you will here. Cover is US$15 and worth every penny. Come here, stay for a few hours in silence taking it all in. Before you leave, head up to the patio of the old house for a drink with Anthony!
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