The one sentence review is that this is a stunning garden, but that the guides need better training. The owners clearly were willing to spend whatever it took to bring their vision into play, and it is evident that this has been a work of love. The care of these gardens is first rate. I've never before seen a 240 acre lot where each plant was carefully pruned---or not---by conscious decision. The downside is that on the 5 1/2 hour tour, the tour guide and the other party on the tour got into an ongoing discussion of a shared passion of theirs. The guide and other guest both blamed immigrants for their loss of prior union jobs that they say paid much higher rates than are now prevailing. Somehow they seemed to think it unfair that they not get paid well above market rates. I kept my mouth shut, I literally did not say a word, This subtracted mightily from my enjoyment of the tour---which I in fact paid for. I do think it would have been better if the guide kept his avid union politics to himself, particularly on a 5 1/2 hour engagement.
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