The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.
This week's Open House is Lower Greys.
At 2:30 pm, there will be a Wine and Cheese tasting and a brief discussion about Wine and Cheese by an culinary industry professional.
At 3:00 pm, Sir Henry Fraser will present the Lively Lecture during which Sir Henry will tell you all about the fascinating history of Lower Greys.
In addition to the Trust's drink, food, flower and books stalls, The Cliff's Restaurant will be doing pastry sampling at their pastry stall while a Chocolatier will also be on site providing samples of chocolate. All food items mentioned will also be available for purchase.
There will also be musical entertainment.
From the roundabout at Coral Ridge, take exit for Windsor & Lower Greys, go down the hill and turn right on road before EZ Pave. Follow road and track to ample parking on pasture and enter the garden through the east gate.
From the Boarded Hall roundabout, pass the new housing development and turn right at green Directional sign “Newton, St. Patricks, Airport”. Turn left at National Trust sign and then turn right on road before EZ Pave and follow road and track to ample parking on pasture.
11A - Fairchild Street Terminal to Edey Village
19 - Fairchild Street Terminal to Yorkshire
11T - Fairchild Street Terminal to TASI Edey Village
General Bds $35.00
Children under 5 Free
BARP, AARP and CARP Members Bds $30.00
Members of the Barbados National Trust Bds $25.00 upon presentation of membership card. Also applicable to reciprocating Trusts and Societies members.
Children 12-17 y.o. and Students (BCC, UWI and Polytechnic with ID): Bds $15.00
Dress nicely casual.
No pre-booking is needed. Just follow the directions - look for the signs.
Call the Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 for more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.
Venue: Lower Greys, Christ Church
The Open Houses Programme is a Winter Season Tradition in Barbados presented by the Barbados National Trust (BNT). It allows visitors and residents alike access to some of the island's loveliest houses. Discover more about our island's diverse architecture and history.
The programme includes all types of houses - from the grand old plantation houses rich with centuries of history, to the newer, luxurious Bajan-style villas.
Grounds and gardens are part of the attraction. Sip your rum punch in stunning tropical settings.
The BNT sets up a bazaar with books and crafts people. Refreshments are on sale.
In addition, they provide historical and architectural information which you can take home with you at no additional cost.
At 3:15 pm, short lectures are given by the BNT's experts on heritage. These are:
Prof Henry Fraser - a past president of Barbados National Trust and the author of 'Historic Houses of Barbados' and 'Treasures of Barbados.'
Dr Karl Watson - BNT's current president and the editor of the journal of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society. He is also the author of the forthcoming book 'History of the Sephardic Jews of Barbados.'
The Barbados National Trust was founded in 1961 to preserve our unique heritage - be it historic buildings, place of natural beauty or out flora and fauna.
It's a very active Trust and was recently successful in achieving UNESCO International Heritage Site status for Bridgetown and its Garrison.