The Gardens is such a respit. I attended both fireworks and fountains events this summer. It surpassed my expectations. Talking to the knowledgeable horticulturist and even the "wanna be" horticulturists had excellent knowledge of the various plants. I was amazedat how quickly they changed the different seasonal displays and I am looking forward seeing the Christmas display as well. I found going on a week day was much less crowded. Well worth the visit.