The price is not excessive, but the gardens are not impressive; just some palms and some flowers, nothing you won't see in any Florida public garden. But my gorge rose when I realized the whole complex is just a celebration of an obscure editor to himself.
The view is very nice, and supposedly this Bok person wanted to preserve it. However, that meant plopping a rather ugly tower on top of the hill, which served as his study, and now serves as a headstone, since he specified he be buried in front of it.
The carillon sounds like one of those drugstore Christmas cards that play music when you open them, not at all melodious or charming.
BTW, the house open for tours next to the property was never his dwelling, but a neighbor's.
Inscriptions in the visitor's center call it "America's Taj Mahal", but the Taj Mahal has the charm of being a monument erected by a husband to a beloved wife. This is evidently a monument erected by Bok to perpetuate his own memory; Donald Trump would appreciate the gesture.
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