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Review of Hunte's Gardens

Hunte's Gardens
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Devon
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“Eden lives today”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

A breathtaking garden of delights. Magical! Anthony Hunte himself was there to welcome us, and the offer offer of a rum punch in a relaxing room full of an eclectic mix of historical artifacts added to the enjoyment of the exotic garden uniquely set in a natural bowl. Nothing to dislike.

Visited November 2013
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“Personalized visit to gorgeous gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

Over most of Barbados, one will see arrow-signs with red letters on white pointing to “Hunte’s Gardens”. Don’t think you are close to the gardens just because you see a directional sign. And if you try to follow the signs, many are missing. Instead find the gardens on a map, somewhat north of the Wildlife Reserve. About half-a-mile off a major highway, you will find the gardens on the right. There is very little parking. A greeter may ring a bell to let Anthony Hunte know that someone else has arrived. After paying a reasonable entrance fee, you can wander down the sides of the depression in which Hunte has developed his gardens during the past decade. (The very tall, stately palms were there before he bought the property.) It is an intimate experience with topical flowers and plants of great beauty. Mr. Hunte welcomes visitors to his veranda, where he offers you some rum and will chat about anything. He took us up to a higher level in the garden where he is developing a small venue for chamber music concerts. Plan on spending about two hours in these beautiful few acres. We very much enjoyed our visit with Mr. Hunte and his beautiful gardens.

Visited November 2013
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Essex
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“Fantastic hidden Garden”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Truly amazing gardens created in the heart of Barbados. We visited in early November and were blown over by the tropical gardens created by Anthony Hunt. There's plenty to see in the gardens and took some great photographs of the plants and hummingbirds. After looking round the gardens the owner Anthony invited us for a rum punch in his house overlooking the sunken gardens and had a great time talking with him , his hospitality made the visit a real highlight of our holiday and will return , this place is a hidden gem to rival Kew Gardens -a must visit!!

Visited November 2013
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Alton, United Kingdom
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“A fest for the senses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013 via mobile

Upon arrival a lady rings a handbell and Anthony Hunte comes to personally greet his visitors. He invited us to enjoy his magical garden and join him afterwards for rum punches on his terrace, which we certainly did.
The garden itself, set in a sink hole is a feast for the eyes, and with chairs dotted around and classical music wafting through the trees it is a place to truly unwind and enjoy.
Rum punch afterwards (5 bds), with other guests and the chance to converse with Anthony, not only about his passion, his garden, but all manner of interesting topics.
We will be back next year for sure, it is a very memorable experience.

Visited November 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Anthony has created a little bit of paradise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

The setting it relaxing. The conversation is engaging. And the landscaping is stunningly beautiful. Far from our first trip to Barbados, but after seeing what Anthony Hunte created from a rainforest sinkhole, this will not be out last visit to his creation. Afterward, we highly recommend having a rum punch or ginger lemonade on the deck up at the house and relaxing with Anthony.

Visited November 2013
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