In my mind, this is not a "garden". If you are expecting to see manicured plots of labeled wildflowers, you'll be surprised. This "garden" is located within a much larger park area. Parking is $.75 per hour via meters so bring change. Admittance is free. I would allow 1-2 hours. There is a large metal gate you must open to enter the garden...this immediate intrigued my kids (6 & 8 yrs old). There is 1 main path that leads you around most of the area, with other smaller loops you can take to see even more. The main path intersects itself twice so you could shorten your hike if you wanted also. The path is probably 4 feet wide in most parts, very clearly designated and mulched for easy walking. There are two hills that might be a little challenging for some, but the first hill is right inside the gate and it goes down. So if you can walk the first 100 yards of the trail, you're in business. Obviously the other hill goes up, is near the end of the trail and is a little more challenging...because it goes up. The garden is basically a thinly-densed forest surrounding a wetland with wildflowers, ferns and other growths intersperced. You can hear a lot of birds, but we really didn't see all that many (keep in mind I had 4 kids with me that were relatively quiet and respectful, but still....). There are many spots along the path to sit and observe...I'm sure that made for better birding. We saw chipmunks, toads, spiders and insects. A short distance in, there is a small visitor center packed with interesting info, including what flowers were blooming at this time (which was not many by the way). It was worth our time to stop, plus we sat and watched the birds at the feeding station for a bit also. Thankfully (and sadly) there were few other people there. We rarely saw or heard another person, which made for a really nice and relaxing adventure for us. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
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