Over the years, the gardens have won many prizes for layout, design, plant species and annual plantings. The curved paths and rounded shrub beds give a softer, less formal look to these gardens which once had straight paths and rows of pines, elms and other trees.
The newest addition to the gardens is the enchanting Children's garden. The play space has a wonderful array of items for children to discover as well as trails to explore. Some of the things which may start your child's imagination running wild are the life-sized dinosaur with interactive speaking tubes, the living cubbies, a fairy temple, wetland and creek line, and the troll cave.