Private botanical gardens, currently costing £8 for adults and £6 for children over 3. The gardens are nice, in the grounds of a stately home. There are kids activities: a good playground, a train tour round the gardens (sadly diesel powered - extra charge of about £1.80), and a soft play area.
So that's all good. We didn't notice much scientific information, so I suspect it's more for the families than true botanists.
I got the worst meal I have ever paid for at the restaurant. "Steak and kidney pie" - cold, bitter grey stew with a wedge of cold, stale pastry dropped on top, and cold overcooked vegetables for £9. Kids meals were OK (fish or chicken shapes+chips/faces+beans/peas). Sandwiches were said to be OK but tasting of margarine. Coffee was made by and for people who don't like coffee.
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