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04 February 2018
BHS 2018 Open Gardens Programme - Mr and Mrs Braden

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

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.

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..

Start time: 2:00 PM   End time: 6:00 PM

Admission: Bds $10.00 for BHS members; all others $15.00

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.


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