Barbados National Trust Open House - Ilaro Court, St. Michael

Our thanks to Prime Minister, The Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, QC, for opening her official residence today. A tranquil oasis less than 2 miles from the heart of Bridgetown, Ilaro Court was designed and built in 1928 by Lady Gilbert Carter, an accomplished American artist whose husband had been Governor of Barbados from 1904 to 1911. This gracious mansion successfully combines Edwardian, Italian and Caribbean features into a distinctive and individualistic whole. It boasts the first swimming pool in Barbados and a park-like garden with gazebo, fishpond and orchid house.

Open House takes place on Wednesday afternoons from 2-5pm. There will be Open House signs when you get close. Where there is no parking on site, free shuttles will be provided.

Prices are as follows:

Adults BB$50

Member of all National Trusts (with membership card) BB$40

BARP, AARP, CARP members (with membership card) BB$40

Children 12-17 accompanied by an adult or students of BCC, UWI & the Polytechnic (with IDs) BB$20

Children under 12 are free

For more information call the Barbados National Trust at (246) 426-2421.