Treasured these outdoor gardens which are "gems." Started with the Children's gardens where your imagination was stretched amongst larger than life vegetables and insects. In the tropical house there was a visiting entomologist who taught us about the local insects. The Japanese garden was stunning, majestic, and peaceful. Salivated while touring the local orchard, and giggled while watching the tourist train circle past us. Give yourself at least 2 hours, preferably 4 to roam about all the gardens. Gardens are well tended, the birds entertain, and the art enlivens each garden.