Welcome to Hunte's Gardens, Barbados, West Indies.
Hunte's Gardens, centrally
located in lush hills of St. Joseph's, are conveniently accessible from
all around Barbados. Just 20 to 30 minutes' drive from Holetown, or St.
Lawrence Gap, not far from Flower Forest and Orchid World, they offer
to garden and nature lovers one of the finest experiences one can find
on East Caribbean islands.
Created by a legendary
horticulturist with an unusual flair, Anthony Hunte, these extraordinary
gardens will please even the most keen gardeners and enthusiasts.
Their placement is really most unusual - in the center of Barbados' rain
forest, in a sink-hole-like gully. Thanks to such interesting location,
the garden offers a multidimensional experience, with vigorous plants
densely growing on many levels - from sunny and open spaces, down to a
mysterious, dark heart of real Caribbean jungle.
picturesque and easy-to-walk path offers many surprises, thanks to the
superbly created series of mini-gardens embedded within the main large
unit, combining vibrant colours and textures of rare exotic plants to
offer the visitor a most uplifting and fulfilling experience.
The owner and creator
of this beauty, Anthony Hunte, is the heart and soul of this place. You
may meet him in the garden or around his extraordinary house (actually
converted from an old stable, would you believe it!), and you can be sure
to be welcomed with fascinating, colorful stories and a glass of rum punch
with fragrant juice of freshly squeezed fruits.
You can find your
privacy and relax on one of the garden benches cosily hidden among the
greenery, or explore acres of this most extraordinary, almost surrealistic
Be sure to have your
camera ready, as birds and animals love to visit this garden too!
Your exquisite experience is gloriously heightened by classical music
subtly wafting in the air, adding an extra layer of delight to an amazing
When you are ready
to leave, we suggest stopping by the Hunte's Nursery, which offers exotic
plants and some garden related souvenirs.
For the fullest experience,
we suggest starting your day in Barbados by visiting the nearby Welchman
Hall Gully - a place where you can explore authentic, intact Caribbean
rain forest and its caves - and after that - coming to Hunte's Gardens,
to see his amazing creation built on the same rain forest grounds you
just saw at Welchman Hall.
This combined visit
can easily become the highlight of your entire visit to Barbados, West
Don't take our word for it - check it out for yourself, and see how thrilled
you will be!
of visitors' comments:
"This garden touches you on many levels, including spiritual -
it touches your soul..."
"It is like entering a dream, a fairy tale. Before you know, your
heart is filled with joy, and you almost expect to see a flying fairy
behind next bend of the path. Hunte created a real magical masterpiece
- one of the most vibrant gardens of my entire life."