Welchman Hall Gully
Welchman Hall, St. Thomas
Located in St. Thomas Parish, Welchman Hall Gully was once part of a plantation owned by General William Asygell Williams more than 200 years ago. It was this Welshman, who first cultivated the gully, introducing a unique variety of exotic trees and plants to the region. Today, under the supervision of the Barbados National Trust, visitors are immersed in nature and can get a firsthand glimpse at the beautiful flora, including bamboo, coconut, clove, nutmeg, ferns, vines and, for chocolate lovers, even the cacao tree.
Signage helps visitors discover points of interest, and a detailed leaflet explains what visitors see. The tour takes about 30 to 45 minutes, depending on level of interest in the flora. Groups can arrange to have a guide.
The bar/café across the road offers refreshments and spectacular views. Nearby attractions include Harrison’s Cave (nature trail) & simply charming Springvale Eco-Heritage Museum (heritage trail).
Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.