We visited on a warm sunny day when there were a number of different events taking place including a number of stands and talks connected to wildlife.
The gardens although not excessively large are well maintained with many varieties of plants and trees. It was lovely to walk through different gardens and footpaths and to see children engaging in some of the events such as pond dipping and attending talks about Bats or Badgers. There were some families enjoying a picnic by one of the ponds.
To finish off our visit we went to the cafe were we enjoyed a nice cup of coffee and some home made Victoria Sponge Cake.
I do agree with previous comments that the admission fee is a little overpriced and that if it was cheaper they may get more visitors, who may be prepared to spend more on plants and other items that are for sale.
Our visit lasted just under two hours including the visit to the coffee shop.