The botanical gardens used to be a lovely place to visit, you could spend the day there. Now visitors are put on a conveyor belt you are in and out within half an hour unless you bathe. The botanical gardens used to go up as far as the old mill, and there was a lawn on which you could picnic. I’m guessing that they are probably going to use that land for some other money making scheme, but they have not reduced the price at the door. If you are really in to plants you could go. If you were looking for a day out with the children, don’t bother you could spend the same money and entertain them for more than half an hour. I took my niece and nephew there for the 1st time and was so disappointed for them, not knowing how it had changed before arriving. It’s really not value for money.