Explore Orchid world or Hunte's Garden, St. Nicholas Abbey and Barbados Wildlife Reserve.
Orchid or Hunte’s Abbey Wildlife Tour
The exotic nature’s wonder Orchid World and Tropical Flower Garden is located on an eight acre area, which is surrounded by sugarcane (in the heart of the Barbados countryside). Having an elevation of 810 ft, this location offers a number of vantage points that will offer you some breathtaking views of Barbados’ countryside.
While meandering through the pathways at this location, you will come across waterfalls, ponds, coral grotto and various orchid houses (which are the home to thousands of beautiful and stunning variety of orchids and tropical flowers). Throughout the garden, you will find benches and stops where one can spend some time and enjoy the great views in a tranquil ambience. The Orchid World & Tropical Flower Garden proves to be an ideal setting to host many special occasions like weddings.
The Hunte’s Gardens are centrally located in the lush hills of St. Joseph’s, Barbados and are accessible from all around Barbados like 20 to 30 minutes drive away from Holetown or St. Lawrence Gap. These extraordinary gardens were created by a legendary horticulturist- Anthony Hunte in as unusual flair.
Lovingly nurtured in a naturally formed gully, the Hunte’s Garden features an array of tropical flowers, foliage and trees. While exploring the gardens, you will find statues and some other beautiful antiques or decorative pieces. While meandering along the pathways, you can stop along the way to spot the local birds and animals. These gardens excites every gardener, horticulture and plant enthusiasts to enjoy a memorable visit, Apart from them, it is also found that families, couples and a group of friends also visit these gardens to soak themselves in nature’s beauty.
Allow RCR Tours to plan out a convenient and exciting trip to the Hunte’s Garden that will help you have the utmost fun in a unique way.
We purchased this beautiful plantation in 2006 to ensure its preservation for both future generations of Barbadians and visitors to our island. We believe our architectural heritage is part of who we are as a people; that buildings and landscapes provide us with an in-depth view of the craftsmanship, trade and culture of their time. We welcome you to spend as much time as you like enjoying the Plantation's tranquil surroundings. Complimentary guided tours of the great house showcase a wealth of tradition, including antiques and artifacts spanning the home's 350-year history. Visitors may also explore the boiling house and rum distillery where we produce St. Nicholas Abbey Rum and the surrounding gardens, orchards, gullies and the adjacent Cherry Tree Hill. We look forward to welcoming you to St. Nicholas Abbey. The Warren Family
The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is located in the parish of Saint Peter, Barbados. It occupies four acres of mahogany forest near the top of Farley Hill, next to Grenade Hall Signal Station and Forest. It was established by Canadian primatologist Jean Baulu and his wife, Suzanne. They first founded the Barbados Primate Research Centre on the site in 1982, for the conservation and study of Green Monkeys, which were brought to Barbados in the 17th century and are now widespread on the island. It was expanded into a wildlife reserve in 1985, with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency. In addition to the Green Monkeys, which roam freely in and out of the fenced enclosure, the Wildlife Reserve also keeps a variety of other animals, many of which roam the Reserve freely without separation from visitors. These include Red Brockets, Red-footed Tortoises, Patagonian Maras, Cuban Rock Iguanas, and numerous caged tropical birds. The buildings in the Wildlife Reserve are all constructed from coral rock, excavated from nearby sugarcane fields. All of the bricks that form its paths were recycled from sugar factories.