The Whim plantation is a fascinating place in its own right but what made our experience truly memorable was our tour. We had our own personal tour when we arrived (the tours don't seem to be running on any particular schedule or maybe it was just a very slow day) and our guide filled it with lots of island trivia and lore. The narrated tour itself is just for the Great House and then visitors guide themselves through the rest of the grounds.
Our guide found us again after we returned from viewing the grounds and was explaining to us about the different kinds of trees, what they were used for traditionally, etc. Try to find the Bay leaves, they smelled really good!!