Golden Grove Great House News

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For the 2018/19 Winter season, Golden Grove will be open to the public on Wednesdays. Admission will cost bds$25, payable only in cash on admittance. Dates and times will be published soon. Visitors will be able to see inside an historic Plantation House, stroll through over 3 acres of tropical gardens and view our slideshow ... Continue Reading

Street Art Live at Golden Grove

Street Art will be playing live at Golden Grove on Sunday, 26th March, when we’re open from 4pm to 7pm. Come and enjoy some fantastic music from a lively young band playing a unique mix of “Caribbean Funk”- violin, steel pan and of course drums, guitars and vocals. If you’re in Barbados come and enjoy ... Continue Reading


Go to our “Alive” page and enter our holiday competition. You could win 7 nights at Golden Grove for a group of up to 8 people (accommodation only). But Hurry! Competition ends on 25th March as the draw will be at our first live show on 26th March. Cost only £2.99 (or us$3.60) – watch ... Continue Reading


Bios Street Art is a band formed from musicians whose raw talent has been honed (at an early age) through the programmes available in Barbados to nurture and develop performing artists. For a very small island, Barbados has an abundance of talent, combined with a culture of performance, competitions and teaching. Golden Grove Alive can ... Continue Reading

From Bussa to Barrow and Beyond
April 15th 2016

To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the slave revolt in Barbados in April 1816, a special performance organised by the National Cultural Foundation was held at Golden Grove (where the revolt largely ended). An epic portrayal of the events in 1816 and the subsequent key chapters in the political and social development of Barbados, performed ... Continue Reading

Mr and Mrs Reid

On Saturday Caragh Smith and Ricardo (Lil Rick) Reid “tied the knot” at Golden Grove. More picture of the garden wedding of the Reids to come! The wedding ceremony of popular calypsonian Rickey ‘Lil Rick’ Reid and his fiancée Caragh Smith took place on Saturday at the Golden Grove Plantation in St. Philip. The couple got ... Continue Reading

Curators from Barbados Museum Talk: A Brief Federation

Curators from Barbados Museum Talk on “A Brief Federation”. It costs bds $50 for BARP members or anyone signing up to help Maaike ($70 otherwise). The beautiful grounds and plantation house at Golden Grove will be open for view. Maaike de Waal, an archaeologist from Leiden University in the Netherlands, will still be at Golden ... Continue Reading

Archaeologist at Golden Grove Barbados

Maaike de Waal, an archaeologist from Leiden University in the Netherlands, is arriving in Barbados next week. She is a specialist in prehistoric, or “Amerindian”, settlements in the Caribbean. Her core team will include her husband and young children, three overseas and Barbados students. The site studied will be Three Houses in St Philip. Previous ... Continue Reading

Open Days and Tours

Golden Grove’s Open Days this Summer are a bar-b-q with jazz entertainment and a programme of after-lunch talks by the Barbados Museum and Maaike de Waal, an archaeologist from the Netherlands who specialises in the Caribbean. The Plantation House, Coach House exhibition and 3 acres of gardens will be open for public view. Please see ... Continue Reading

Golden Grove Open to Public

The visit of Dr Maaike de Waal to Barbados will be accompanied by an Open Day Programme at Golden Grove, where she will be based. The Open Day Programme will include talks on Maaike’s objectives and progress, together with other topics of historical and archaeological interest. Refreshment and other entertainment will be provided. Dates will ... Continue Reading