Archive for September, 2014

International Day of Older Persons – 1st Oct

Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) will be celebrating the International Day of Older Persons on Wednesday 1st Oct. The theme this year is the 24th commemoration of the International Day of Older Persons “Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All”.. There is more information available on the official UN website Quoted by ... Continue Reading

Musical Afternoons at Golden Grove

Golden Grove Great House will also be hosting a series of Musical Afternoons in 2014 in conjunction with the Barbados Community College (BCC) department of Music. The BCC is the leading provider of tertiary education in this field in Barbados. Dates for 2014 are listed in the Calendar of Events. Admission for the Musical Afternoons ... Continue Reading

Golden Grove Great house Gallery

Golden Grove will be open for public view on most Wednesday afternoons from November 2014. A map of the house and gardens will be provided to guide your visit together with a historical memento. Admission is bds $20 (BARP members $15). A quick tour around the Golden Grove Great houses garden.

Golden Grove is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all

Golden Grove is the perfect place to relax and get away from it all on holiday or as a “Retreat”. Visitors to the island will enjoy the sense of discovering the real Barbados, tucked away from the beaten tourist trail, yet within easy reach of all the amenities at Six Roads and the swimming beaches ... Continue Reading

The Golden Grove Agenda for Oct to Dec 2014

We are pleased to announce Golden groves agenda for the remainder of 2014. We have a whole host of events going on over the 3 months including open house days where people are invited to wander around Golden Grove Great House and Gardens, and view the exhibition based on the history of the house. There ... Continue Reading

The End of Plantation Life at Golden Grove

Messrs Brown and the syndicate funding Three Houses et al must have considered Golden Grove surplus to their requirements as it was sold in 1921 for £16,000. The last chapter in Golden Grove’s history as a plantation began. Herbert and then his son Geoffrey Manning were the last of the planters here, still remembered by ... Continue Reading

Reparations Task Force in Barbados

Elliot Grasset, whose wealth from Golden Grove allowed sending his son to Eton, was apparently borne illegitimate but from a family that had owned Grazettes plantation in St Michael. “Grazette represented a new elite group, earning a place by dint of knowledge and hard work, rather than by inheritance over several generations (Bobby Morris: The ... Continue Reading

Musicial Events and Barbados Community College

Golden Grove will also be hosting a series of Musical Afternoons in 2014 in conjunction with the Barbados Community College (BCC) department of Music. The BCC is the leading provider of tertiary education in this field in Barbados. Dates for 2014 are listed in the Calendar of Events. Admission for the Musical Afternoons is bds ... Continue Reading

Golden Grove History and Exhibition

The Barbados Museum and Historical Society has provided exhibits demonstrating the extraordinary history of Golden Grove. These are divided between panels in the main Plantation House covering the breadth of events in outline together with a special more detailed exhibition in the Coach House on a particular aspect (currently Amerindian Life). You can gain a ... Continue Reading

Golden Grove for Private Hire

Festivals in Barbados began with dancing and singing at Sugar Plantations to celebrate “Crop-Over” – the end of the annual sugar cane harvest (now culminating in Kadooment). Golden Grove hosted 2 major “all-inclusive” Crop-Over parties in 2013 with over 3,000 people attending. We are available for hire to organizers of such privately-ticketed events during this ... Continue Reading