To walk through the botanical garden on it's cool, woodsy paths is a delight. Try to go in early July when all the native rhododendron are in bloom, everywhere. We learned several native plants because of the many plant markers. The trails are soft shredded bark, on mostly flat terrain, short and easy. The pond is outstanding with water lilies in bloom. We picnicked at the Biological Station in such a charming area, a table in front of the pavilion. It was so perfect that the setting was better than the food. Even though the day was warm, the botanical gardens were about 10 degrees cooler. You just seem to breathe better there!