The state of Alabama has acquired some wonderful gifts of land and homes from a very generous family. The houses have been hosts to many weddings and elaborate parties over the years. I have been in attendance at 2 of the most lovely weddings in the world. The gardens are magnificent in a well planned setting. The family has loved this property for many generations. The State of Alabama is very fortunate to have acquired such a unique place for all of us to learn more about gardening in the South. Well worth the drive from Interstate 65 between Montgomery and Birmingham.