We always visit gardens with a certain amount of trepidation. Although our aunt is in heaven when she visits, we are the ones doing the pushing in a rented wheelchair. Recently we visited on a weekend when the temperatures approached the ninety degree mark, something we easterners hadn't seen in quite some time. Wheelchairs were easily available and there was no additional cost to get one. What we determined later was that at least for two of the buildings that we entered, accessibility meant entering and exiting by the same door. For some of the walkways, it also meant patio stones which are not the most easily navigated with a wheel chair. It was a little early in the gardening season so we didn't expect to see too much. Also, the main entrance to the gardens was closed and construction was taking place at the other entrance. My husband and I actually wanted to see the new Archimedes exhibit. Unfortunately, our aunt figured that after seeing Blue Boy and Pinky, we should spend our time in the outdoors, and that quickly wore us out.
My husband and I would love to go back and see the exhibit at our own pace. We did enjoy seeing the paintings in the building that houses the Blue Boy. They are almost exclusively portraits, but interesting nonetheless. We liked the tapestries and vintage furniture that adorned the large rooms. It gave more the allure of a family house as opposed to a museum.
We'll return at some point, but now we are more aware of the limitations of wheelchairs and gardens.