"No, this garden is precisely the opposite of accidental. It is an exhibition that has been meticulously designed. There are 70,000 new plants, including 40,000 bulbs, 28,000 woodland perennials and ferns, and more than 3,500 trees and shrubs. The plantings alone cost $1.5 million, and the garden as a whole $5 million. It is one part of a $150 million project that is reconceiving and reviving what is being called the “Heart of the Garden,” including the adjacent old-growth forest and a pedagogical wetland trail."
— The New York Times turns a critical eye on our amazing new Azalea Garden, and likes what it sees.