"I hope people appreciate this gem that is Plantations. It’s free, it’s beautiful, and it really is very impressive."
"Most public gardens I’ve been to feel a lot harder to connect with. They’re often in urban areas and constricted by walls and gates. Plantations is very open, both in terms of the free entrance and the layout."
"I will not miss a garden if there’s one to be seen! I enjoy looking at container combinations, seeing how professional gardeners combine and display plants and flowers, and getting ideas for my own garden."
"I remember very vividly bringing our son’s grandmother here when she was an octogenarian, and the joy we had in looking at the plants and flowers, thinking about education and the joy of learning about things in nature, and that fact that we need to stimulate multiple senses for optimal learning. Plantations just creates a wonderful atmosphere for the college campus, and a wonderful learning environment."
"Come to Plantations to see both unique and ordinary plants—all celebrated and all loved. "
"I always find my intellect is awakened when I visit Plantations. Besides just the pleasure of being in nature, I can find out so much about the natural world."
"People can get a feel for what they can do in their own gardens that they probably never would have thought of if they hadn’t come here."
"If you meet people who don’t know about Plantations, it’s really great fun to tell them what a treat they have ahead of them."
"We have a variety of gardens—from herbs, to rhododendrons, to peonies, to heritage vegetables, to wildflowers. Plantations covers a broad spectrum of botanical interests, so there’s something for everybody."
"There are so many different places you can visit, depending on what mood you’re in. If you want to see lots of flowers in bloom, you can go to the Herb Garden. But if you feel contemplative, there are also quiet, isolated areas."