We toured the Allerton Gardens during a break in the rainy weather last week. We were delighted to find that the guided tour was an entertaining and relaxing way to spend several hours. Allerton Gardens is composed of a succession of outdoor "rooms", each with it's own unique theme, story and setting. Intertwined in the experience is the fascinating and eccentric story of the Allerton Family. The tour can accomodate most fitness levels but be prepared to natural paths which may feature uneven ground, slight hills and mild descents.Our guide was knowledgeable and kind. If you tour, please consider bringing the following: water bottle, mosquito spray, and sturdy walking shoes. Several reviews have commented on the costliness of the tour ($35). After the tour, the fee seems a bit more acceptable because one realizes the sheer amount of work it must take to maintain the Garden as well as the mission of organization which is to preserve and perpetuate the wide variety of plant life found on the island.