“Never judge a book by its cover” — “First impressions are often the truest.”
Contradicting sayings — no, they’re both right with some interpretation. First impressions are important but they’re only the beginning. One should always be willing to look further, to look within, beyond the cover, before forming final conclusions.
So these images are the beginning or entrance to The Elizabethan Gardens — the welcome center, a main cast iron gate and a view from inside of the welcome center looking out into the first courtyard. A good first impression I would say, but we shall look a bit deeper in later posts.
One unique thing about the gardens was they also function as a small plant nursery selling some of various flowering plants featured in the gardens. I know this for a fact.