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02 - 30 Sep

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Bougainvillea Barbados, Maxwell Coast Road, Oistins, Barbados

02 Sep, 2019 To 30 Sep, 2019

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Calabash Cafe (Formerly Lanterns by the Sea) is the signature restaurant of the Bougainvillea Barbados, an up-market south-coast hotel.

As you enjoy their sumptuous barbeque, you’ll be entertained by exotic steel pan music (two shows alternating weekly between entertainers Dewitt and Booney)

Dinner from 7:00 pm
Entertainment from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Reservations are recommended. Tel: 628-1042

07 - 08 Sep

The Hilton Barbados, Needham's Point, St. Michael

07 Sep, 2019 To 08 Sep, 2019

8:00 pm - 1:00 am

Crown Events Inc. presents the newly revived Miss Universe Barbados Pageant.

This pageant provides a platform for the most beautiful, talented, educated and confident young women to compete for the Miss Universe Barbados crown, and go on to represent Barbados at the Miss Universe 2020 Pageant.

Tonight one of the 9 finalists will become Miss Universe Barbados 2019 and represent the nation at the upcoming Miss Universe Pageant.

Theme: The Future Is Female

Contestants:
Jeunessa Banfield
Shaunice Griffith
Hillary-Ann Williams
Jillisa Gibson
Shanel Ifill
Kristen Asha
Beviny Payne
Safiyyah Abdul-Razzak
Alexandra Ortiz

Dress: Semi-Formal

Show starts at 8:00 pm

The Luna After Party starts at 10:00 pm

Tickets:
Show Only Bds $100
Luna After Party Only Bds $80
VIP and Luna After Party Bds $200

Box Offices: Life & Style Boutique, Sheraton Mall, Christ Church; Attitude Boutique, The Dome Mall, Warrens, St. Michael

Ticket Delivery: Call/WhatsApp 251-1674

Call 434-5720 to secure your spot for the After Party.

02 - 30 Sep

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02 Sep, 2019 To 30 Sep, 2019

The Re-Discover Dine Around restaurant program will now be running throughout the year.

Several restaurants, including many up-market establishments, are offering Dinner Specials

The offer is mostly for a 3-course Dinner including a bottle of wine per couple for Bds $99.00 per person.
Be sure to request the Re-Discover Menu when making your reservation.

For a list of restaurants with menus and contact details go to http://www.re-discover.com.

 

01 - 30 Aug

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Pelican Village, Harbour Road, Bridgetown, St Michael

01 Aug, 2019 To 30 Aug, 2019

The Solar Express Tours are innovative and educational tours of the historic City of Bridgetown utilizing Solar-powered Shuttles.

Featured Sites include:
St. Mary’s Church
The Chamberlain Bridge
Parliament Buildings
National Heroes Square

Tours are available Mondays to Fridays, based on bookings.

The Solar Express City Sites and Historic Tours feature a unique experience for the visitor and local alike, as each tour showcases the beautiful architecture and rich antiquity of Barbados’ capital which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With 27 renowned sites highlighted on the tour, from colonial architecture, churches to historic buildings, there is something for everyone.

Starting Time: 10:00 am

Starting Point: Pelican Village

Duration: 2 Hours

Prices:
See above.
Children 5 y.o. and under Free (accompanied by Adult)

For more information, see attached flyers, or visit https://www.facebook.com/SolarExpressTours/

The Solar Express Tour is an initiative of the Small Business Association of Barbados funded in part by the GEF Small Grants programme of the UNDP, and is aimed at increasing awareness of sustainable transport in Bridgetown.

01 - 31 Jul

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Pelican Village, Harbour Road, Bridgetown, St Michael

01 Jul, 2019 To 31 Jul, 2019

The Solar Express Tours are innovative and educational tours of the historic City of Bridgetown utilizing Solar-powered Shuttles.

Featured Sites include:
St. Mary’s Church
The Chamberlain Bridge
Parliament Buildings
National Heroes Square

Tours are available Mondays to Fridays, based on bookings.

The Solar Express City Sites and Historic Tours feature a unique experience for the visitor and local alike, as each tour showcases the beautiful architecture and rich antiquity of Barbados’ capital which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With 27 renowned sites highlighted on the tour, from colonial architecture, churches to historic buildings, there is something for everyone.

Starting Time: 10:00 am

Starting Point: Pelican Village

Duration: 2 Hours

Prices:
Adults Bds $70/US $35
Children Bds $30/US$15
Children 5 y.o. and under Free (accompanied by Adult)

Call 228-0162 or email solarexpress@sba.bb to book your tour.

For more information, see attached flyers, or visit https://www.facebook.com/SolarExpressTours/

The Solar Express Tour is an initiative of the Small Business Association of Barbados funded in part by the GEF Small Grants programme of the UNDP, and is aimed at increasing awareness of sustainable transport in Bridgetown.

19 - 26 May

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19 May, 2019 To 26 May, 2019

*** Please note that the Combined 20/20 Cricket Match has been CANCELLED.

Barbados Gospelfest, now in its 27th year, is the annual festival produced by Gospelfest (Barbados) Inc. and envisaged to be the premier international Christian music and arts festival.

Touching Lives, Changing Nations


Among the line-up of local and international gospel artistes are:
Comedian Rod Z
The Barbados Gospelfest Mass Choir
Promise
Alvin Slaughter
JPrince
Blessed Messenger
Mel Holder
Neesha Woodz
… and more!

 

Here’s the schedule:
*** CANCELLED – Sat May 18
Combined 20/20 Cricket Match

Sun May 19
Worship & Thanksgiving Service
Trinity Outreach Ministries International, Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, The Pine, St. Michael
7:30 am – 9:30 am
FREE

Tues May 21
ICBL Hymnspeak
St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Bridgetown
7:00 pm
Bds $40.00 per program


Wed May 22
Joseph Niles Legacy Sunset Concert
Featuring emerging artistes from Barbados, the Caribbean, Canada, U.S.A, Britain and more!
Church Village Green, Bridgetown, St. Michael
5:00 pm
FREE

Fri May 24
Capita Financial Laughter & Jazz
Features comedy of international Christian comedians along with performances from jazz artistes
Divi Southwinds Resort, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
Performers: Saxophonist, Mel Holder, Comedian, Goldiee, Omari O’Neal, Shane Forrester and Lynette Taylor. Host: Comedian Rod Z.
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tickets: Bds $50.00 Advanced; $60.00 at the door; $140.00 VIP

Sat May 25
SOL Ultimate Gospel
In association with Life 97.5 FM and SOL
Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, Wildey, St. Michael
Performers: Alvin Slaughter and the Barbados Gospelfest Mass Choir, the Bel Canto Quartet, Neesha Woodz, John Yarde.
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tickets: Bds $50.00 Advanced; $60.00 at the door; $140.00 VIP

SigniaGlobe Development Workshop & Artistes Showcase
Divi Southwinds Beach Resort, St. Lawrence, Christ Church
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Artistes Showcase is an opportunity for new artistes to further develop their talent and gain exposure. The artiste adjudged the best on show will get the opportunity to appear at Courts One Awesome Day.
FREE; Advance Registration required.
Register at: http://www.barbadosgospelfest.com/#/Events/

Sun May 26
Chefette Gospelfest Kids’ Experience
Farley Hill National Park, St. Peter
1:00 pm
Tickets: Bds $10.00 (children under 12 y.o.)

Courts One Awesome Day
Local, regional & international performances
Farley Hill National Park, St. Peter
1:00 pm
Tickets: Bds $45.00 Advanced; $55.00 at the door; $150.00 VIP

Box Offices:
Things Gospel (Warrens, Bridgetown, Speightstown); Joe’s Pharmacy, Oistins, Christ Church; Christian Literature Crusade, Constitution Road, Bridgetown; CS Pharmacy, Broad St., Bridgetown; Select SOL Service Stations (Top Rock, Wildey, Banyans, Warrens, Redman’s Village, Speightstown); All Courts Stores; El Bethel Pharmacy, 1st Avenue Belleville, St. Michael
Online Tickets: Go to www.barbadosgospelfest.com

Barbados Gospelfest

Gospelfest features leading local, regional and international Gospel artistes and provides a platform for artistic interpretation of Gospel through music, dance, drama and other expressions. The festival is family-oriented, with events aimed at persons of all ages and walks of life.

Artistes from across the island, the Caribbean and the world will be invited to participate in the festival. The events cater to every taste in Gospel music, from the traditional hymns to the modern beats that incorporate the unique rhythms of the Caribbean.

Barbados Gospelfest has featured artistes from the USA, the UK, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, St. Lucia, Jamaica, Dominica, and of course, Barbados.

 

12 Dec

Radisson Aquatica Resort Barbados, Aquatic Gap, Bridgetown, Saint-Michael, Barbados

12 Dec, 2019

Join Rugby Barbados World 7s for their 2nd annual ‎Gala Charity Dinner to raise funds for the Barbados chapter of the global Get Into Rugby Programme, Try Rugby Barbados, a registered not-for-profit company, as well as the Rotary Club of Barbados (South).

Donors and other invitees will enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail reception on the Radisson Victorian Pier and move to the Crest & Tides Ballrooms for a delicious three-course meal, inclusive of wine and other alcoholic beverages. A pay bar will be available for diners after the meal has been completed.

There will be a motivational speech by renowned Welsh International Referee Derek Bevan.

There will also be a variety of Rugby memorabilia on Auction, as well as some classic jewelry and a Swiss timepiece courtesy of The Royal Shop Barbados – Luxury Jewelry & Watches.

A minimum donation of Bds $280 per person requested. Proceeds will go to at risk youth in sport.

An exclusive 10% discount applies to full table bookings of 10 persons.

Start Time: TBA

Mark the date!

Dress: Elegantly Casual

To reserve your place, contact:
Brian Stollmeyer: brian.stollmeyer@gmail.com
George Nicholson: gnicholson@adebbarbados.com

06 - 08 Dec

Barbados

06 Dec, 2019 To 08 Dec, 2019

The Run Barbados Series is sponsored by the Barbados Tourism Product Authority and Powerade.

The 2019 Run Barbados Marathon Weekend will provide an exciting 3-day weekend for all participants. Run for Fun, Run for a Cause or Just Run! Five Races to choose from or walk with us for the Substance Abuse Foundation Inc.

Fri Dec 6th
Signia Fun Run Mile: 8pm
Bay Street Esplanade

Pasta Party: From 7pm
All-you-can-eat Buffet

Sat Dec 7th
Cave Shepherd VISA Card 5K Race: 4pm
Ganzee 5K Walk for Charity: 4:02pm
Colombian Emeralds International 10K Race: 4:45pm
Begins and ends at the Bay Street Esplanade

Sun Dec 8th
Cave Shepherd Marathon & Marathon Relay: 5am
Fortress Half Marathon: 5am
Begins and ends at the Bay Street Esplanade

Box Offices (open from Oct 1st 2019):
Cave Shepherd – Broad Street, Vista Store, Sheraton Centre, Warrens or Sunset Crest.

Register online at http://www.runbarbados.org/ or https://raceroster.com/series/2019/21984/run-barbados

 

06 Mar

06 Mar, 2019

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Malvern Great House
is this week’s Open House.

This grand, if challenging to maintain, 17th century home is architecturally remarkable for its curved, Palladian double staircase leading to a Georgian, two-storey entrance hall, and for its octagonal tower that contains a hurricane shelter. From 1910, the plantation was owned by an inventor who was the first black property owner in St. John. It now houses the Center for Complementary Medicine.

Only the ground floor will be opened to the public. Those with mobility issues will find this property challenging due to stairs and bumpy paths.

At 3 pm, The Alleyne School Choir will perform on the grounds. Phyllis Clarke will play the piano as patrons tour the house, and a tape of the late Herbert Cheesman, who started the CCM at Malvern, will play repeatedly in the house.

From 3:30 to 4:30, a shuttle will be provided for a short ride to nearby Hackelton’s Cliff, where a community park with a stunning view of the east coast has been lovingly created by residents of the tiny village at the top of the cliff. Peter Boos and Peter Laurie, two noteworthy, informed and genial gentlemen of the area, will be on hand to talk about the initiative, explain the tombs, and point out the sights. Those who prefer some exercise will find it a pleasant rural walk. The very fit may want to scramble down the trail to the bottom of the cliff. The Trust takes no responsibility for them.

The Lively Lecture will be presented at 3:15 pm by Sir Henry Fraser, who wrote about Malvern’s history and architecture in Historic Houses of Barbados.

In addition, there will also be a welcome by Miguel Pena for the ceremonial planting of a mulberry trees at 2:30 pm, as part of the Malvern Worldwide Network. During the Malvern (UK) Festival of 1936, George Bernard Shaw planted a mulberry tree to celebrate his 80thbirthday and symbolise longevity. It lived until 2000, when it was uprooted in a violent storm. Luckily, a cutting had been sent to another Malvern in Australia, then propagated and distributed. Malvern Great House here in Barbados was one of the recipients.  The new tree to be planted reaffirms the circle of life and global friendship.

As usual, local fine craftspeople will be there, Caribbean books will be on sale, and refreshments will flow.

A door prize draw takes place at 4:45 pm.

Directions:
From the ABC highway at the Clyde Walcott roundabout, turn east toward Hothersal Turning. Shortly ahead, turn right at Kelsi’s and head up Highway 3. Pass Orchid World on your left. After about 2 km, turn left at Four Cross Roads. At the T junction, turn left, then look for the right turn soon afterwards at a triangle. Turn uphill there and pass through Venture. Malvern is straight ahead. Turn right and look for our parking signs.

Admission:
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.

For more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised, please contact the Barbados National Trust:
Tel: (246) 426-2421/ (246) 436-9033
Email: natrust@caribsurf.com
Web: www.barbadosnationaltrust.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosNationalTrust

Barbados National Trust Open Houses

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.’

Mr. Peter StevensBNT’s current president.

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.

 

10 Mar

Wildey, St. Michael

10 Mar, 2019

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Wildey House is this week’s Open House.

The headquarters of the Barbados National Trust, Wildey House is a classic Georgian style mansion thought to have been built around 1760. It was last owned by the Leacock family, who bequeathed it to the Trust. The house has been carefully restored and its ground floor is furnished with the Leacock’s antiques.  Offices occupy the former bedrooms upstairs.

Tours will commence at 2:00 pm.

At 3:00 pm, there will a ‘mini’ fashion show by Ela Boutique.

At 3:30 pm, Sir Henry Fraser will tell you about the interesting history of Wildey House and the National Trust.

At 4:00 pm, the world-famous Royal Barbados Police Force Band will be playing dance standards from the 1940’s to the modern.

The door prize draw will take place at 4:15 pm – the last of the season so hold onto your tickets.

The Trust’s Food and Beverage stalls will be selling tasty eats and thirst quenching drinks. The Trust’s Souvenir Shop will also be there as well the Artisans Mall.

Directions
On the ABC Highway, go south from the Bussa (Emancipation) roundabout, and after the Polytechnic’s tiny roundabout, get into the right lane. Pass Cable & Wireless, turn right at the junction by the gas station. Turn right again, just after the next gas station and ease into the left lane. Wildey House is up the hill at the first left.

Admission:
General Bds $35.00
Children 5-12-y-o Half Price
Children under 5 Free
BARP, AARP and CARP Members $30.00
Members of the Barbados National Trust $25.00 upon presentation of membership card. Also applicable to reciprocating Trusts and Societies members.

Dress nicely casual.

No pre-booking is needed. Just follow the directions – look for the signs.

Parking will be at Carter’s General Stores, Wildey.

For more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised, please contact the Barbados National Trust:
Tel: (246) 426-2421/ (246) 436-9033
Email: natrust@caribsurf.com
Web: www.barbadosnationaltrust.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosNationalTrust

Barbados National Trust Open Houses

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.’

Mr. Peter StevensBNT’s current president.

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.

 

27 Feb

Illaro Court, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael

27 Feb, 2019

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Ilaro Court is this week’s Open House.

Ilaro Court is the official residence of the Prime Minister of Barbados. It is opened today with the kind permission of the Prime Minister, The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, QC.

A tranquil oasis less than 2 miles from the heart of Bridgetown, Ilaro Court was designed and built as a retirement home in 1928 by Lady Gilbert Carter, an accomplished American artist whose husband was Governor of Barbados from 1904 to 1911. This gracious mansion successfully combines Edwardian, Italian, and Caribbean features into a distinctive and individualistic whole. It boasts the first swimming pool in Barbados and a park-like garden with gazebo, fishpond and orchid house.

The Lively Lecture, by the Trust’s General Manager, Miguel Pena, will take place from 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm.

The Royal Barbados Police Force Band will be playing live music while tea is being served.

Due to security screening, ticketing will begin at 1:30 pm.

Directions:
From Highway 2A, turn towards Bridgetown at the Emancipation Statue roundabout. Turn in at Sherbourne Conference Centre. Parking is at the right side of the building, and there is a walkway from there to Ilaro Court.

Admission:
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.

For more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised, please contact the Barbados National Trust:
Tel: (246) 426-2421/ (246) 436-9033
Email: natrust@caribsurf.com
Web: www.barbadosnationaltrust.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosNationalTrust

Barbados National Trust Open Houses

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.’

Mr. Peter StevensBNT’s current president.

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.

 

20 Feb

Welches Plantation, St. Thomas

20 Feb, 2019

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Welches Plantation is this week’s Open House. 

Art, antiques and history—this venue has it all. Welches is the home of three generations of Walkers, including artist Jill and architect Jimmy, who founded the Best of Barbados Gift Shops and Walkers’ World. The fine 1830s plantation house is filled with decades of her paintings. The elder Walkers bought Welches in 1966 and restored it to how it might have looked originally, while renovating the old Sugar Boiling House and Stanchion House. Along with the millwall, chattel house and two delightful cottages, the plantation buildings are all open today.

Wheelchair Access to the Grounds, 1 cottage & lower level main house.

Property opens at 1:45 pm and tours start at 2:00 pm, with the last tour commencing at 4:30 pm. The house closes at 5:00 pm.

The entertainment gets started at 3:00 pm with a 15 member-choir from the Lester Vaughn School performing a medley of Barbadian folk songs.

Listen to the Lively Lectures at 3:15 pm and 3:45 pm by Sir Henry Fraser and Ms. Penny Hynam respectively. Sir Henry will talk about the history of Welches while Ms. Hynam will speak on Jill Walker: An Artistic Life a film she made about Jill Walker.

The Food & Beverage stall will be on site selling tasty eats and thirst quenching drinks including their famous Rum Punch. Prosecco will also be on sale.

For all of you ice-cream lovers, Bico will be on site so bring your sweet tooth.

The souvenir shop will be selling interesting books about Barbados’ history and heritage, novels, National Trust mugs and tea towels. Also on sale will be beautiful flowers.

Directions:
Welches is located opposite Automotive Art on Highway 2A about a mile north of the Warrens roundabout. Please park as directed, just outside the gates.

Parking for the Open House at Welches will be at Welches Grove which is just to left of the main entrance to the property.

Admission:
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.

For more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised, please contact the Barbados National Trust:
Tel: (246) 426-2421/ (246) 436-9033
Email: natrust@caribsurf.com
Web: www.barbadosnationaltrust.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosNationalTrust

Barbados National Trust Open Houses

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.’

Mr. Peter StevensBNT’s current president.

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.

 

13 Feb

Leamington House, Little Battaleys, St. Peter

13 Feb, 2019

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Leamington House, St. Peter is this week’s Open House.

In the 1830s, Leamington House was the seat of a plantation that stretched down to the sea. In the 1950s, Oliver Messel stayed there and was so enthused that he persuaded his friends the Heinzes (of Heinz ketchup fame) to buy it, with the lure that he would decorate it. Some of his furnishings still hold pride of place in this timelessly elegant home.

The gates to the property open at 1:45 pm and tours of the house commence at 2:00 pm.

At 3:00 pm, a group from the Coleridge & Parry Secondary School will entertain with their musical renditions.

At 3:30 pm, Sir Paul Altman, Barbados’leading real estate developer and a Past President of the Trust, will present his Lively Lecture.

The Food and Beverage Concessionary will be selling tasty eats and thirst quenching drinks including Prosecco. Also present will be the Trust’s Souvenir Shop selling books, mugs, tea towels and flowers.

The last tour of Leamington will be at 4:30 pm and the property will close at 5:00 pm.

Directions:
Leamington House is located on Highway 1 (a.k.a. the west coast road) 1 ½ miles south of Speightstown. It is between Cobblers Cove and St. Peter’s Bay. Watch for Open House parking signs.

Wheelchair Access to the Gardens & ground floor.

Parking is off site at the nearby car park of the Christ is the Answer Family Church just to the east of the Speightstown roundabout heading north. There will be a shuttle service from 1:30 pm, so look out for the parking signs.

Admission:
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.

For more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised, please contact the Barbados National Trust:
Tel: (246) 426-2421/ (246) 436-9033
Email: natrust@caribsurf.com
Web: www.barbadosnationaltrust.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosNationalTrust

Barbados National Trust Open Houses

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.’

Mr. Peter StevensBNT’s current president.

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.

 

06 Feb

Hopefield Manor, St. Philip

06 Feb, 2019

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Hopefield Manor, St. Philip is this week’s Open House.

This fine, classically designed Barbadian house is home to Sir David and Lady Seale of R.L. Seale and Co., Ltd., who also own the nearby Foursquare Rum Distillery and its lovely Heritage Park. Expanded in modern times, the house is strikingly decorated and filled with antiques and local artwork. Prepare to stroll; the grounds are expansive and beautiful. Even the stables are impressive. So are their occupants; the Hopefield horses have won 7 Gold Cups!

Directions:
Take the ABC highway south, passing Balls Plantation/Barbados Horticultural Society. Between Coverly development and the airport is a left turn to Charnocks. Follow that road into the countryside for about 1 km, then turn right at the junction and look for Open House signs.

Tours from 1:45 pm to 5:00 pm. Walk with those ‘Open Houser’ reward cards.

Wheelchair Access to the Grounds only.

Entertainment will include:
– A performance by the Princess Margaret Steelpan Band3:00 pm
Lively Lecture 1: delivered by Sir Henry Fraser who will tell the history of Hopefiled and its rum connection – 3:15 pm
– Lively Lecture 2: presented by champion racehorse trainer Ms. Liz Deane who will speak about all of Sir David and Lady Seale’s champion thoroughbreds and Gold Cup fame – 3:45 pm

Hold onto to your Open House tickets as there will be a door prizes drawn at 4:15 pm

The Trust’s Food and Beverage stalls will be in attendance serving up  tasty eats and thirst-quenching drinks for sale including their famous Rum Punch made with R.L. Seale’s Special Barbados Rum.

Also present will be the Trust’s Artisan’s Mall filled with handmade arts and crafts.

Shop at the Trust’s Souvenir Shop where great books, flowers and the Barbados National Trust’s limited-edition Tea Towels will be on sale.

Admission:
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.

For more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised, please contact the Barbados National Trust:
Tel: (246) 426-2421/ (246) 436-9033
Email: natrust@caribsurf.com
Web: www.barbadosnationaltrust.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosNationalTrust

Barbados National Trust Open Houses

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.’

Mr. Peter StevensBNT’s current president.

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.

 

30 Jan

Fustic House, St. Lucy

30 Jan, 2019

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Fustic House, in St. Lucy is this week’s Open House.

Fustic House once belonged to Alexander Simmons, the first black plantation house owner in Barbados. He bought the twenty-four acre property in 1901. Formerly known as Seaview and part of a plantation dating back to the 1600s, it was the home of the Parochial Treasurer for St. Lucy for much of the 19th century. It is one of the most distinctive and magical of the transformations created on Barbados by the English theatrical designer, Oliver Messel. Besides the two-part house, there’s a delightful cottage, and the new conference/entertainment pavilion. The overall ambience and the little details all merge to create an atmosphere of unparalleled elegance and tranquility. With 11 acres of park-like grounds, you’ll want to walk a lot. In 2017, Fustic House was chosen as the location for the Anglo-Barbadian film, A Caribbean Dream, which garnered high praise both here and abroad.

Venue opens at 1:45 pm, with tours of the house starting at 2:00 pm and lasting until 5:00 pm when the house is closed to visitors.

The first Lively Lecture will be presented by Dr. Karl Watson at 3:15 pm. Then at 3:45 pm, award wining Barbadian writer, Theo Williams, will be reading from his novel Prickett’s Well. Theo will also be autographing his books (Facing North and Pickett’s Well) that will be on sale at the Trust’s souvenir shop.

Also at the shop will be numerous books at reduced price and the limited edition Barbados National Trust ‘Tea towels’ made by Best of Barbados.

Hold onto your Open House tickets as there will be door prizes drawn at 4:15 pm.

Fresh flowers will also be available for sale as well as Barbadian made arts and craft from the Artisans Mall.

In addition to the Trust’s food and beverage stalls filled with your Open House favourites, you will also be able to buy Prosecco by the glass or bottle if your wish.

Directions:
Go north on Highway 2A to St. Lucy’s parish church. Take the 90-degree left at the  roundabout, so that the church car park is on your immediate right. Stay on that road for about 2 km. As you enter Checker Hall, look for the Fustic Village sign on your left, and for the Open House sign too.

Parking will be in the adjacent field next to Fustic House so please follow instructions follow instructions from parking attendants and look out for the car park signs.

Admission:
General Bds $35.00
Children under 5 y.o. 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.

For more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised, please contact the Barbados National Trust:
Tel: (246) 426-2421/ (246) 436-9033
Email: natrust@caribsurf.com
Web: www.barbadosnationaltrust.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosNationalTrust

Barbados National Trust Open Houses

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.’

Mr. Peter StevensBNT’s current president.

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.

 

23 Jan

Sweetfield Manor, Brittons Hill, St. Michael

23 Jan, 2019

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Sweetfield Manor, St. Michael is this week’s Open House.

Perched on an escarpment on Brittons Hill, Sweetfield Manor was built in the early 1900s by Danish Virgin Islander, Waldemar Hanschell, founder of the shipping business now known as Hanschell Inniss. From here he could see his merchant ships in Carlisle Bay. The house and outbuildings had fallen into disrepair until rescued with a refreshing flair by American owners about 15 years ago. It has since been further developed and is now an elegant B&B and events venue.

The Lively Lectures will be presented by:
Mr. George Clarke at 3:15 pm who restored Sweetfield
Dr. Armogon, Sweetfield’s owner, at 3:45 pm

The food and beverage stalls will be in attendance selling tasty eats and thirst-quenching drinks. Prosecco will also be on sale.

Parking will be off site at the car park of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society where a shuttle service will commence at 1:30 pm.

The last tour of the property will start at 4:30 pm.

Please also hold onto your tickets as there will be a door prize drawn at 4:15 pm.

Directions:
Travel south on Bay Street out of Bridgetown. Take the first left after Harbour Lights (at the traffic lights) onto Beckles Road. Continue uphill about half a mile, turning right onto Brittons New Road, and follow the Open House signs.

Wheelchair Access: Courtyard and ground floor living areas, main house only.

Admission:
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.

For more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised, please contact the Barbados National Trust:
Tel: (246) 426-2421/ (246) 436-9033
Email: natrust@caribsurf.com
Web: www.barbadosnationaltrust.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosNationalTrust

Barbados National Trust Open Houses

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.’

Mr. Peter StevensBNT’s current president.

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.

 

20 Jan

Codrington College, St. John

20 Jan, 2019

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Codrington College in St. John is this week’s Open House.

The first institution of higher learning in the West Indies, Codrington College was completed in 1748. It now provides dignified and serene surroundings for theological studies. Today’s visit includes the dramatic main building patterned after an Oxford college, and rare access to the Principal’s Lodge (formerly the Consett Plantation Great House) built in medieval design. Approached through majestic palms and surrounded by stunning park land, the total effect is heavenly.

In addition to the main tour, there will several other activities:

– An Art Exhibition featuring artists such as: Corrie Scott, Julianna Inniss, Oneka Small, Martina Pile and Gail Riley, to mention a few. These artists’ artwork will be sale.

– Tea accompanied with very tasty eats.

– Lots of fun activities for the children, including: Story Corner with Janice Cumberbatch, Painting Classes with Linda Bowen and Face Painting with Peggy Scott.

– Local artisans will be on hand selling attractive and well made Barbadians crafts.

The Trust’s food and beverage stall will be on site too selling their all wonderful eats and beverages.

The Lively Lectures will be presented by:
Dr. Tara Inniss of the History Department of the University of the West Indies at 3:15 pm
Mr. Kevin Farmer, Deputy Director of the Barbados Museum & Historical Society at 3:45 pm

Hold onto your tickets as there will be door prizes at drawn for at 4:15 pm.

Directions:  From the ABC Highway, turn east at the Norman Niles roundabout onto Highway 4 and stay on it. You’ll pass Bulkeley Sugar Factory and Ellerton. Shortly after Kendall, take the right fork to stay on Highway 4, going through Massiah Street. The road descends, and meet an almost-T junction. Go left, passing Palmers, and look for the college two minutes beyond on the right.

Admission:
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.

For more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised, please contact the Barbados National Trust:
Tel: (246) 426-2421/ (246) 436-9033
Email: natrust@caribsurf.com
Web: www.barbadosnationaltrust.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosNationalTrust

Barbados National Trust Open Houses

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.’

Mr. Peter StevensBNT’s current president.

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.

 

09 Jan

George Washington House, The Garrison, St. Michael

09 Jan, 2019

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

George Washington House is this week’s Open House.

George Washington House is located in the beautiful Garrison Historic Area. Unique in the Caribbean for the preservation and integrity of its buildings and landscape, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The transformation of George Washington House into a museum and historical site is one of the most ambitious tourism projects ever undertaken in Barbados. The result is a heritage site of great significance, which contains many surprises.

Barbados was an unlikely destination for George Washington, then a 19-year-old with aspirations but no means. Fatefully, he accompanied his ill, older half-brother here on his “health tourism” trip in 1751. (His doctor recommended Barbados) It was Washington’s only journey outside the colonial US, and what a difference it made!

There will also be tours of the Garrison Tunnels. A network of narrow stone and brick tunnels, some as much as ten feet high, runs beneath the Garrison. Built around 1820 for drainage, the tunnels keep the Garrison from being the swampy mess where mosquito-borne diseases decimated the British troops who were stationed there. The tunnels likely did double duty as secret supply and escape routes for the military.

Books, art and craft will be sold on the lawn. Light refreshments will be available both at the Trust’s stall and at the museum’s excellent cafe.

Directions:
To reach the Garrison from Bridgetown, drive south along Bay Street and turn inland opposite the Barbados Light & Power Ltd., or opposite the Drill Hall. Open House signs direct the public to parking.

 

Admission:
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.

For more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised, please contact the Barbados National Trust:
Tel: (246) 426-2421/ (246) 436-9033
Email: natrust@caribsurf.com
Web: www.barbadosnationaltrust.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosNationalTrust

Barbados National Trust Open Houses

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.’

Mr. Peter StevensBNT’s current president.

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.

 

06 Jan

Clifton Hall Great House, St. John

06 Jan, 2019

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

The Open House programme is presented by the Barbados National Trust.

Clifton Hall is this week’s Open House. 
Clifton Hall is one of Barbados’ oldest and grandest great houses. Set in ample gardens, Clifton Hall joins a medieval structure to a later, Georgian mansion.  Its gracious Palladian double entrance staircase, arcaded gallery, and spacious reception rooms belie the Jane Eyre element concealed upstairs. Its treasure was recently rescued from ruination by owners who have stylishly transformed the house for modern living and yet retained its historical character.

No stilettos please!

Come out and be informed by lively lectures by Sir Henry Fraser, who will speak about Clifton’s interesting history.

Mr. Massimo Franchi, Clifton’s owner, will tell you all about the restoration of Clifton Hall Great House.

By entertained by the musical talent of Mr. Ryan Boyce on keyboard playing local, Caribbean and international musical renditions.

The Open House Bazaar will provide refreshments as well as select Caribbean books, art works and craft items from top local producers.

The gates at Clifton Hall will open at 1:45 pm

Tours of the house and grounds will start at 2:00 pm, with the last tour starting at 4:30 pm.

The House closes to visitors at 5:00 pm sharp

Directions:
From the ABC Highway at the Clyde Walcott Roundabout turn east towards Hothersal Turning. Shortly ahead, turn right at Kelsi’s and head up Highway  3.  Pass Orchid World on your left.  After about 2km, go straight through Four Cross Roads. After another 2km or so, turn left at the sign post for Clifton Hall. At the T Junction, go left. Clifton Hall is shortly ahead. Follow the BNT parking signs.

Admission:
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.

For more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised, please contact the Barbados National Trust:
Tel: (246) 426-2421/ (246) 436-9033
Email: natrust@caribsurf.com
Web: www.barbadosnationaltrust.org
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosNationalTrust

Barbados National Trust Open Houses

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.’

Mr. Peter StevensBNT’s current president.

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.

 

10 Mar

Crystal Heights, St. Philip

10 Mar, 2019

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Each year, with the kind permissions of the owners, the Barbados Horticultural Society organises tours which allow members of the public to visit some of the best kept gardens in Barbados. 

Today, patrons will view the gardens of:

Mrs. Betty Lyn Estwick
Crystal Heights,
St. Philip

Call 428-5889 for further information.

Admission:
Members Bds $10.00
Non-Members Bds $15.00
Children under 12 y.o. Bds $5.00

Light refreshments and Tea will be on sale.

Crystal View Estate is the “brain child” of Mrs. Estwick, a former school teacher. Betty Lyn bought this 2 acre property in 2005 and set about clearing the land to commence her “dream” to create it into a garden. The property was completely overgrown with trees and bush. There was very little depth of soil so many, many loads of soil had to be brought in for the trees both flowering and fruit to be able to grow.

In this “Park Like Garden” there are Cassias, Poorman’s Orchid, Flamboyant, Neem, Palms, Coconut, Citrus fruit, Bougainvillea, Heliconias, Ginger Lilies, Bromeliads, Ferns, Gerberas and many, many varieties of Mango to name but a few. Needless to say this necessitated that many loads of soil were also needed to plant even the grass.

Over the years, Betty Lyn expanded on her “dream” to build a facility to be used for functions such as weddings, meetings etc., and the well planned, located and very serviceable building came to fruition.

Bettylyn has created several “miniature” gardens, each one different with so many varieties of plants. She has also built a “Wishing Well” and all over the garden there are numerous areas where one can sit and enjoy the spectacular view and/or delight in sitting or browsing amongst the many “miniature gardens”.

Directions: On Highway 4, continue east past Rolling Hills to the sign for Featherbed Lane, drive up the hill to the top and turn right at the Open Garden sign on to an unpaved road/track and follow the sign to the large open area for parking and the entrance to the garden will be immediately in front of you.

Barbados Horticultural Society Open Gardens

The Barbados Horticultural Society (BHS) is a very vibrant and professional group of women and men dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in plant cultivation and flower arrangement.

 

Every year they make a trek to the huge international Chelsea Flower Show in the UK and every year they come back with one or more medals, gold more often than not.

 

On the last Saturday and Sunday in January, they host their annual Flower and Garden Show at their headquarters at Balls Plantation in Christ Church.
 

The BHS’s Open Garden Programme takes place in the weeks preceding and following that show. 

 

Some gardens will have vendors selling plants and craft items but NOT all as this depends on whether the garden owner has given their permission for this or not.

This is a programme that is eagerly awaited by locals and visitors alike.