I came here with a group of us but alas the weather was dreadful. However that did not deter the beauty of the gardens. there is the Italian garen, the american garden and the English garden with splendid statues everywhere. The pavillion is wonderful a must when you visit with many trompe l'eoil on the ceilings and walls to give you the 3D illusion. The staff in the house and in the gardens who are volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable. You even get driven arouond in a gold cart if the weather is bad. Lovely forest areas.The only negative was the cafe. the food was ok but just so slow for the amount of people they have. The service certainly must be improved.