Had been told by friends that this was a MUST SEE place. When we entered there was a delay at the place where you pay your entrance fee. We were told that their computers were down and could we pay in cash rather than credit card. OK, no problem. However when we arrived at the main visitor center and immediately headed for the restrooms, we were told that all of their power was out. Have you ever tried to pee in a completely dark public restroom? Shops and restaurants were closed due to lack of power too. To top it off, many of the flowers were past prime; very little flowers in bloom, and this was early May. The sculptures were nice, but that's about it. We sort of wished they had told us at the outset that power was out and/or charged a reduced fee, but they didn't do either. We've been to much better botanical gardens than this one.
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