I was much more impressed than I expected to be. The gardens are very extensive with trails that walk through the woods opening on vignettes and special living sculpture surprises, including a giant dog, unicorn and Earth Goddess, as well as green houses for tropical plants and orchids, a children's garden, an edible garden, flower gardens and a number of other areas to peruse. I especially recommend the canopy walk, making sure you see the cobras, and the glass sculpture with the Atlanta skyline in the background. There are a number of great picture opportunities for both family and plants. The gardens also have special events so check the website. If you plan on going more than once and are with a group of 4, buy the "garden membership" which will include four adult entrants and future visits for a year. They also gave an AAA discount. It was very enjoyable. Allow 2 to 3 hours. There is a parking garage and also a charge for parking (by the hour).