I've gone to the Botanical Gardens as both a visitor and a performer, so I have some experience from both sides of the fence. As a visitor, it's great fun, just hanging out in the grass, walking throughout the many gardens, whatever. The staff is great, always willing to answer questions, and they do a great job of keeping the place in tip-top shape. As a performer, many of my previous comments apply. I was in the band that played at the Great Garden Escape (A Great Gatsby themed party). It was great fun, and again, the staff was great, as were the grounds. Check it out if you have an afternoon, it won't disappoint.