Our friend had spend some time around here in the early 1970s, but she said she'd never gone there then, and I realized, too, that until I was in my late 30s and had kids, I never went looking for the loveliness of gardens. But when the children were small the garden was free, and one of our favourite winter outings was to spend an afternoon in the green houses. Quite wonderful to be in a tropical atmosphere when it's snowing outside!
Since then we've gone through phases when we visited frequently, but lately the press of work and other projects have pushed the Jardin to the back of our schedules. This visit has revived our interest, and I'm sure we'll be back soon. Here's a link.