These gardens are beautifully and intelligently laid out, with interesting statuary, and informative labels. The orchid collection is excellent, and the volunteers very willing to share their knowledge. The children's rainforest garden is fun (although the rocks could be more realistic ... my only niggle) and the educational room worth a visit. The site is in a great position for views over Sarasota harbour, and its pelicans. The different areas of the garden afford a good overview of native and imported plants and trees. The gift shop stocks high quality goods, and the coffee shop was well worth visiting.