I didn't really expect too much, since Kennesaw is a small town, but I was very impressed. Beautiful place with friendly people. The gardens are very well kept, and they have a considerable variety. The bonsai garden alone is worth the price of admission; they have at least 25 different bonsai trees, including a 300-year-old one. The coniferous garden, the carnelia garden, the Japanese garden (with its own tea house overlooking a pond of coy and a small waterfall; terrific place to chill or to read), and the rose garden are all must-sees. Friendly people, terrific place. Depending on how much you love plants, I'd recommend 90 minutes to three hours. They have a vegetable garden with big bubble wands and dirt piles for kids, though kids may not be as excited about the main trails (maybe a mile and a half if you do every inch). Lots of sculptures, which didn't do very much for me, but nor do they detract from the garden at all. Remarkable place. Very worth the money, very much recommended. Shon's been mentioned in a few reviews, and he's a knowledgeable and friendly caretaker. They also have plants for sale, from single-digit-cost potted plants to three-digit bonsai trees. A very worthwhile venture.
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