I really enjoyed the self-guided maps and trails to walk around the gardens. We only had 3 hours available to us, but that was enough time to see just about everything. I learned more about all the different plants, natives, animals of the Sonoran Desert than I'd ever known before. In late March especially, things were very much in bloom. Excellent place to get a bit to eat at the far south side of the gardens (do that and skip the overcrowded restaurant just inside the entrance).