5 of us went to the Botanical Gardens on a Thursday afternoon. The tickets were affordable and parking was very easy to find on the street. Remember your license plate before you go up to the parking booth!! My sister said the parking attendant is a "Parking Ninja" so make sure to pay your $3.50 or you are likely to be ticketed.
The garden is unique in its shape, and offers several different varieties of plants, trees, and cactus. I personally found the waterfalls and orchids absolutely beautiful!
There are some stairs to climb and I did not see any handicapped accessable ramps to the upper areas, but there is a lot to see even if you are not able to go to the top.
Outside there is an open concert area, just off the canal. The canal has HUGE Koi fish and lots of geese, ducks and birds. I was suprised how clean the walk ways were after noticing the geese.
It was a very pleasant day and definately recommend it to all! Just remember if you have small kids to remind them not to touch the flowers and cactus, all are within reach! Including those thorns!
There are several photo opportunities as well. Enjoy!