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03 Mar

Eden Crest, Kendal, St. John

03 Mar, 2019

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

*** Please note the Change of Time to 2:00 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:

Prof. Clive & Mrs. Julie Landis
“Eden Crest”
Kendal
St John

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

Light refreshments and Tea will be on sale.

Call 428-5889 for further information.

This lovely garden on the cliff at Kendal commands a panoramic view of St. Philip from Skeete’s Bay, Sam Lords and the Crane in the east to the Airport and parts of Christ Church in the south.  The garden has been beautifully and lovingly planned and landscaped by Mrs. Julie Landis whose love of gardening and nature is evident throughout.

All along the driveway on one side is a continuous border planted with an interesting collection of colourful shrubs and smaller flowering plants clamouring to be seen, while on the other side an expansive lawn is dotted with a variety of trees, including Ylang-Ylang, Cassia, Fat Pork, Pommegrante.  Half way along the driveway Julie has assembled an interesting collection of orchids.

At the end of the driveway is a large Pomerac tree surrounded by red and white ginger lilies while the parking area is bordered with huge crinum plants that compete for attention with red feather grass and yellow margaritas.

Follow the path through Julie’s vegetable garden to a new terrace with an abundance of ornamental pineapple plants and bromeliads then continue up to the brow of the hill with the outstanding view of the countryside.  From there one enters the panoramic section of the garden where Julie’s full creativity can be seen.  Julie has added several arches each with a different flowering vine including the Wing Bean – all parts of which are edible, while a Chalice vine covers the arch over the new wooden bridge leading to the swimming pool.  Many small seating areas, each with their own design and plants, garden ornaments and benches, most of which have been made by Julie’s brother, add unique aspects to each section of the garden, inviting the visitor to sit, admire and enjoy the surroundings.  The assortment, varieties and types of colourful shrubs and flowering plants are too numerous to mention.  The garden overlooks a pristine swimming pool with Gazebo and Terrace where teas and cool drinks will be served.

Directions to the Landis Garden
From the roundabout at Six Roads take the exit to Sunbury Great House and St Philip’s Parish Church.  At the church turn left at the “Y” then turn right on to Highway 4B opposite Chapel Plantation, immediately after Halton Great House turn right at the sign “Kendal via Featherbed Lane” and follow the road up the hill (there will be a hedge of red and white/green shrubs on your left) continue on this road until you see the BHS yellow Open Garden sign positioned at the junction leading to the garden.  BHS members will be on hand to guide and assist and parking will be at St Gabriel’s Anglican Church.

Highway 4B from Brighton, St George is closed to traffic so please follow the directions above from Six Roads in St Philip.

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.

17 Feb

Hybay, Dalkeith Ridge, St. Michael

17 Feb, 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:

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Ishmael
Hybay,
Dalkeith Ridge,
St Michael

Directions: Drive to Brittons Hill and turn into the entrance to the Post Office – ample parking will be available in this area. Walk past the Tennis Court on the right and you will be entering the garden.

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.

Call 428-5889 for further information.

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.

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:

2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Mr and Mrs Keith Simmons,
7 Gibbs Hill,
St. Peter

AND

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mr. Charles Packer,
The Anchorage,
Gibbs Hill,
St. Peter

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.

Call 428-5889 for further information.

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.

03 Feb

Fustic House, St. Lucy

03 Feb, 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:

Mr. and Mrs. Kit Braden
Fustic House
St. Lucy

Admission:
Members Bds $10.00
Non-Members Bds $15.00
Children under 12 y.o. Bds $7.00

Light refreshments and Tea will be on sale.

Call 428-5889 for further information.

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.

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.

29 Nov

Lush Life Nature Resort, Suriname, St. Joseph

29 Nov, 2018

11:00 pm - 7:00 am

Cooler Vibes presents the InDeVibes Sunrise Cooler Party at Naniki.

Celebrating Barbados’ Fifty Second Anniversary of Independence.

There’s going to be an All-star Bajan Cast for the All-Bajan Season:
Lil Rick
DJ Psalms
Hutchy & Sizz
Joaquin
Mole
Leadpipe & Saddis with the full L&S Band
MayhemSoundz

Wine Bar compliments The Grapevine.

Limited On Site parking for SUV/Trucks (all Exits Final)*

Tickets:
General Bds $80
*Combo: Parking Pass and Ticket – Bds $100

Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/indevibes2018

Shuttle service to Naniki Restaurant on the OWLIE Party Bus.

Naniki
is a rustic restaurant that looks out on the north eastern segment of the island over the central hills down to the wild east coast – a truly exquisite setting.

02 - 03 Feb

See Dates

Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael

02 Feb, 2019 To 03 Feb, 2019

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Girlfriends Expo and Arts Festival 2019 – Experience Africa!

Empowering, Educating and Entertaining.

It’s beyond an Expo…..  It’s an Experience.

This two day event caters to every aspect of a woman’s life. Girlfriends Expo gives mothers, daughters, and girlfriends a chance to reconnect and have fun! Enjoy a weekend of fun, flair, fashion and food.

Over 80 Exhibits
Loads of prizes to be won

The Neutrogena Mainstage will once again be the highlight of the Festival, with Fashion, Styling, Makeovers and more.

The Hyundai Barbados Sound Stage will host an array of Demos as well as Musical and Dancing Entertainment.

For children, there will be the Kids Art Party, as well as the Sip & Paint Art Party for adults, hosted by Alex.

Cost of Parties:
Kids Art Party with Alex: Bds $30 per child – free entry to Expo and refreshments included
Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/lRoHc9fZzboBT9Ua2

Sip & Paint Art Party with Alex: Bds $75 per adult – wine and refreshments included
Register online at: https://goo.gl/forms/pskYR40KXGOOetwT2

See attached flyers for full schedule on events. Please note that there are 10 flyers in rotation.

See the Event’s Facebook Page for more information on registration for the Feminarshttps://www.facebook.com/pg/GirlfriendsExpo/events/?ref=page_internal

Tickets:
Regular: Advance Bds $20
VIP Food Experience (see 2nd attached flyer for details): Advance Bds $75
More at the door

Box Offices: Ticket Centre, Warrens; Lucky Horseshoe, Worthing; Lucky Horseshoe, Warrens; NU Look, Bridgetown; Emerald City, Six Roads; Origin, Limegrove; Carlton Supermarket, Black Rock;  Sol Service Station, Redmans Village; BCSL, Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre;  Cave Shepherd, Broad St., Bridgetown; Digicel, Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael; all TicketPal locations and online at https://secure.ticketpal.com/event/Girlfriends-Expo–Arts-Festival-2019

15 Jun

Wildey House, St. Michael

15 Jun, 2018

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Alliance Française de Bridgetown invites you to their annual Crêpes & Wine Afterwork Lime – 10th Year Anniversary Edition at Wildey House in St. Michael

Different kind of crêpes will be served along with delicious homemade Belgian waffles (“gaufres de Liège”), tasty French wines (white, red, rosé), and much more.

AFB members : Bds $60
Non-members: Bds $75

TICKETS BEING SOLD IN A LIMITED NUMBER

For more details call 233-3234 or e-mail info@afbridgetown.com

25 Mar

Nature Care Garden Centre, Lowlands, Christ Church

25 Mar, 2018

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:
Nature Care Garden Centre, Lowlands, Christ Church

Established in 1983, Nature Care is a leader in the horticultural industry. A long time dream of the Management and Staff, they made a Garden Centre like no other in the Southern Caribbean. After four months of tireless work, the facility was opened in December 2016. Nature Care sells a huge variety of indoor and outdoor plants, trees, pots, compost, tools, garden furniture, accessories and lots more. From the Greenhouse structure to the spectacular Gazebo overlooking the pond and gardens, you will find a garden enthusiast’s paradise.

There will be a variety of workshops, displays by local artists and horticultural organizations.

Grilled lunch will be available at the Dragonfly Bistro from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and the BHS will be serving Teas and Cold drinks from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Directions to Nature Care:
From Kendal Hill you will take the left turn at the Newton ‘Chickmont’ Roundabout (Henry Forde Roundabout). Follow the road and the Garden Centre is located on the left opposite the Rising Sun Stables.
From Coral Ridge Memorial gardens you will turn right at the Lowlands roundabout, the Garden Centre is located on the right opposite the Rising Sun Stables.
From Six Roads you will pass the Four Square Rum Factory. Keep straight at the St. Patrick’s Roundabout heading South to the Lowlands Roundabout. Straight ahead the Garden Centre is located on the right, opposite the Rising Sun Stables.

Admission: FREE

A special 15% discount will be available on purchases to BHS members on the day. (special conditions apply)

Call 428-5889 for further information.

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.

04 Mar

04 Mar, 2018

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:

TBA

Call 428-5889 for further information.

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

Light refreshments and Tea will be on sale.

 

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.

11 Feb

11 Feb, 2018

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:

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Manning
Westmoreland Cottage,
Mount Standfast,
St. James

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

Light refreshments and Tea will be on sale.

Call 428-5889 for further information.

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.

04 Feb

04 Feb, 2018

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:

Mr. & Mrs. Kit Braden
Fustic House
St. Lucy

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

Light refreshments and Tea will be on sale.

Call 428-5889 for further information.

Fustic House 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.

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..

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.

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:

Prof. Clive & Mrs. Julie Landis
“Edencrest”
Kendal
St John

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

Light refreshments and Tea will be on sale.

Three local artists, Christine Choy, Cathy Alkins and Yasmin Banfiled will have some of their art on display and local Seamstress Ann who lives next door will have some of her work also on show.

Call 428-5889 for further information.

This lovely garden on the cliff at Kendal commands a panoramic view of St. Philip from Skeete’s Bay, Sam Lords and the Crane in the east to the Airport and parts of Christ Church in the south.  The garden has been beautifully and lovingly planned and landscaped by Mrs. Julie Landis whose love of gardening and nature is evident throughout.

All along the driveway on one side is a continuous border planted with an interesting collection of colourful shrubs and smaller flowering plants clamouring to be seen, while on the other side an expansive lawn is dotted with a variety of trees, including Ylang-Ylang, Cassia, Fat Pork, Pommegrante.  Half way along the driveway Julie has assembled an interesting collection of orchids.

At the end of the driveway is a large Pomerac tree surrounded by red and white ginger lilies while the parking area is bordered with huge crinum plants that compete for attention with red feather grass and yellow margaritas.

Follow the path through Julie’s vegetable garden to a new terrace with an abundance of ornamental pineapple plants and bromeliads then continue up to the brow of the hill with the outstanding view of the countryside.  From there one enters the panoramic section of the garden where Julie’s full creativity can be seen.  Julie has added several arches each with a different flowering vine including the Wing Bean – all parts of which are edible, while a Chalice vine covers the arch over the new wooden bridge leading to the swimming pool.  Many small seating areas, each with their own design and plants, garden ornaments and benches, most of which have been made by Julie’s brother, add unique aspects to each section of the garden, inviting the visitor to sit, admire and enjoy the surroundings.  The assortment, varieties and types of colourful shrubs and flowering plants are too numerous to mention.  The garden overlooks a pristine swimming pool with Gazebo and Terrace where teas and cool drinks will be served.

Directions to the Landis garden
From the roundabout at Six Roads take the exit to Sunbury Great House and St Philip’s Parish Church.  At the church turn left at the “Y” then turn right on to Highway 4B opposite Chapel Plantation, immediately after Halton Great House turn right at the sign “Kendal via Featherbed Lane” and follow the road up the hill (there will be a hedge of red and white/green shrubs on your left) continue on this road until you see the BHS yellow Open Garden sign positioned at the junction leading to the garden.  BHS members will be on hand to guide and assist and parking will be at St Gabriel’s Anglican Church.

Highway 4B from Brighton, St George is closed to traffic so please follow the directions above from Six Roads in St Philip.

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.

07 Jan

Gibbs Hill, St. Peter

07 Jan, 2018

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:

The Tynan Family
“Sea Shell”
Gibbs Hill
St Peter

Light refreshments and Tea will be on sale.

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

Call 428-5889 for further information.

The Tynan Family
“Sea Shell”

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.

28 Mar

Coral Hall, St. Philip

28 Mar, 2018

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Coral Hall, St. Philip is this week’s Open House.

Built in 1984, Coral Hall is an open-plan home designed by Peter Burke. Though thoroughly modern, its coral-stone walls, high pitched ceilings and plentiful jalousies reflect local traditions. Inside, a symphony of restrained sea colours creates an ambience of total tranquility. The interior was designed by Faye Parker. The house sits in wide, windswept gardens where hardy plants such as sea grape, croton and crown of thorns help define the landscape. Coral Hall is the house of Sir David and Lady Seale. The proprietor of Foursquare, Sir David is an award-winning rum producer and has been a member of the horse racing fraternity for over 50 years.

The Seales and their family will be there for Open House, and ready for a party atmosphere with steel pan music and rum cocktails.

Sir Woodville Marshall, lead author of the book, “Of Halls, Hills and Holes: Place Names of Barbados”, will be there to speak about the parish of St. Philip and his work.

Directions:
To get there from the ABC Highway, pass the airport and turn right at the intersection by Rock Hall Sports Bar, where there is a sign to the Crane and Sam Lord’s Castle.  Pass the Crane on your right and head towards Sam Lord’s Castle. Go left at the T-junction by Gemswick and through Kirtons. Pass the Crane, Cutters Deli and Atlantic Park. Go right at Marina Drive, right onto Ocean Mist Drive, and then your first left. At this point you are aiming for the coast.

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.

Call the Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 for more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.

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.

 

21 Mar

Newlands, Pine Hill, St. Michael

21 Mar, 2018

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Newlands, St. Michael is this week’s Open House.

Fine houses in a near-urban setting have their own special charm and reveal another Barbadian way of life. Newlands, the official residence of the Central Bank Governor, is a fine example. Set in the comfortable sylvan suburb of Pine Hill, it is furnished with antiques, some of which came from historic Wildey House. It also reflects the more contemporary artistic flair of its occupants, and its garden is a lovely place to explore and relax.

The 3:00 pm Lively Lecture will be given by Miguel Pena, General Manager of the Barbados National Trust.

Open House patrons can relax in the spacious garden with refreshments, books, and crafts.

Afternoon tea and Prosecco will also be on sale.

Music by Ryan Boyce will lend a festive atmosphere.

Directions: 
From Emancipation statue (Bussa) roundabout on ABC Highway, head towards Bridgetown; At the second set of traffic lights, bear left and turn right at the roundabout.  The house is across the road from St. Winifred’s school; however, parking will be on the empty lot next to Belmont funeral home. Follow our parking signs. If there is a funeral that day, please look for signs indicating the alternative parking arrangement. A shuttle will be available or you can take a five-minute stroll.

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.

Call the Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 for more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.

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.

 

14 Mar

Sion Hill, St. James

14 Mar, 2018

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Sion Hill, St. James is this week’s Open House.

Sion Hill House was built around 1780 as a storeroom. The house became a dwelling when the original plantation house was destroyed, either by fire or hurricane. The gallery and bedroom wing were added in the reconstruction. The house has been in the Massiah/Ward family since then. In 1997-98, the house was completely rebuilt; only the original walls were retained. The style remains late 18th century, however, and old materials such as ballast bricks were re-used when possible. The cistern was converted into a swimming pool, and the yam cellar to a laundry room. The interior contains family heirlooms as well as antiques obtained at auction from other historic properties. The Wards made further adaptations by converting outbuildings into dwellings and a pottery studio, and building a small cluster of housing with a second pool. They also built a holiday apartment for visitors downstairs, and offer local rates for staycations.

Due largely to the vagaries of the sugar industry, much of the plantation land was sold off and became the elegant area known as Turtleback Ridge, but Sion Hill House still has generous acreage. The whole hillside property is beautifully landscaped. Fruit trees, flowers, and a kitchen garden make it a varied place to explore. There’s also a magnificent view down to the west coast.

The afternoon’s Lively Lecture will be given by the resident owner, Mrs. Ruth Ward, who will speak about the property and answer questions from Open House patrons.

Cocktails will be served on the lawns while steel pan music wafts through the extensive grounds.

In addition to the usual fare at the refreshment stall, the BADMC will be showcasing locally made gluten-free products and sharing information on how to use them.

Directions:
Drive north on Highway 2A, passing the large roundabout at St. Thomas Church and the turn to Apes Hill. Soon after the sign pointing to Lower Carlton on the left, look on the right for the turn to Turtleback Ridge. Take it and go uphill. Watch for Open House signs. There is generous parking on site.

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.

Call the Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 for more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.

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.

 

28 Feb

Gardenia, St. James

28 Feb, 2018

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Gardenia, St. James is this week’s Open House.

Gardenia was designed for Cecil Duckworth, CBE, a mechanical engineer whose innovations made him a multi-millionaire in the 1992 sale of his company, Worcester Engineering, to the German giant, Bosch. Mr. Duckworth and his wife wanted to share their good fortune with their close friends by involving them in the design of a holiday home they could all enjoy here. Top Barbadian architect Larry Warren designed it for them, and now Gardenia presents a stellar example of the splendid houses which gave the name “platinum coast” to the shoreline of St. James. Its architecture fuses classical and plantation house styles, old and new elements, to create a timeless house with grand and graceful proportions. Working with the celebrated British tastemaker, Suzy Hoodless, the current owner made changes to give it more of a Caribbean vernacular feel and to create an edgy glamour. This mystery owner’s taste and background make this a sophisticated but informal personal home, not just a property on the luxury rental market. The eclectic décor combines traditional and modern pieces, mixed with bespoke upholstery and well-crafted, one-off finds from around the world. Scandinavia, China, India, Italy and Central Asia are all represented. Set in over three acres of luxuriant, terraced grounds, Gardenia is also a garden-lover’s paradise. There is further drama in the layout, with a direct view to the sea from the soaring entrance hall, and open-air living at every turn.  

There will be books and refreshments—including Prosecco—on sale.

Violinist Shawn Holder will play classical and modern pieces and there will be a Lively Lecture.

Directions:
Gardenia is located in The Garden, St. James, on Highway 1, the west coast road. It is north of Holetown and shortly north of Mt. Standfast. Parking will be near the Weston Fish Market and a shuttle runs the short distance to the house. Look for Open House 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.

Call the Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 for more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.

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.

 

18 Feb

The Valley Plantation, St. George

18 Feb, 2018

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

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

The Valley Plantation, St. George is this week’s Open House.

This 200-plus acre plantation has changed hands numerous times since its first recorded deed in 1674. Its fortunes reflected the ups and downs of the sugar industry that shaped this island’s history. It is safe to assume that the house was rebuilt after the great hurricane of 1831 destroyed so many buildings. Some may remember Valley Plantation House as the second home of La Bonne Auberge, a French fine dining restaurant that made good use of its elegant spaces. It is now owned by Dr. Michael Krimholz, known variously as an endocrinologist at the QEH, UWI lecturer, or the keyboard and vocals man of The Crustaceans, the jazz band that plays regularly at Lobster Alive. This explains the conversion of one enclosed gallery into a music room. Old maps, history and architecture all hold interest here. The beautiful, two-acre grounds are suitable for children to roam and play in.

At 3 pm, hear the fascinating history of the property when Sir Henry Fraser delivers the Lively Lecture.

Enjoy live music and refreshments, including the Open House rum punch, which is exceptionally good this year.

Directions:
Valley Plantation is centrally located in St. George. To get there from the ABC Highway, turn inland at the Norman Niles roundabout onto Highway 4. Pass the left fork that leads to Salters and continue straight. In just a few minutes, look for a large warehouse on the left and for Open House 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.

Call the Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 for more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.

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.

 

07 Feb

Fustic House, St. Lucy

07 Feb, 2018

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.

Historian Dr. Karl Watson, who is an expert on this property, will give the Lively Lecture at 3 pm.

There will be a garden party, where refreshments will include tea and Prosecco. The full range of artists and craftspeople will also be present, and music will fill the air.

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 our Open House sign too.

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.

Call the Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 for more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.

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.

 

28 Jan

Francia Plantation, St. George

28 Jan, 2018

1:45 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Francia Plantation, St. George (Providence School) is this week’s Open House.

The name Francia comes from the Portuguese word for France. It was built around 1913 by a Frenchman, Rene Mourraille, who had been farming and ranching in Brazil. When he visited Barbados on business, he met and married a Barbadian woman, and settled here. He built a house that beautifully blends European and Caribbean styles, as well as local and Brazilian materials. For years, Francia operated a plant nursery and was open for tours, but when it was transformed into the Providence School, it stopped welcoming visitors.

Even though it has been repurposed as a school, it retains much charm and grace, particularly in its wooded, rural setting. There are tropical gardens, trees from Africa, a fernery and shady orchards, framed on one side by forest. The grounds are so expansive that ten yardsmen are employed to keep them up.

Explore the grand house, grounds and gardens of Francia with head landscaper, Mr. Anthony Gittens. 

Today’s Lively Lectures will be by Sir Henry Fraser and Violet Neheli, The Principal of Providence School at 3:00 pm.

Live Entertainment by the Barbados Defense Force Band and students of Providence School.

Also on show will be presentations by the students of Providence School, the artisans’ craft market and much more.

Refreshments on sale.

Directions to Francia:
From the Errol Barrow Highway, turn east at the Norman Niles roundabout onto Highway 4. Soon the road will fork. Go left towards Gun Hill. Pass The Glebe and continue towards Walkers Terrace. At the red Tyre Repair sign, take a left turn to Thorpes Cottage and continue on that road for another four minutes or so. Watch for Open House signs. Enter through Providence Secondary School.

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.

Call the Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 for more information and to ensure that the viewing is on as advertised.

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.