e went in the rain but are very glad we saw these magnificent trees. Cathedral grove is awe-inspiring. Paths are either paved or on board walks so the walk is easy. There are unpaved paths if you have the time. If you travel on your own allow at least two hours and plan to take the shuttle if you go on a weekend. Accompanying visit to Sausalito was fine but the trees make it all worthwhile.
These Gardens are not to be missed. They are elegant and colorful without being at all exotic - you will recognize most of the flowers. The lay out is easy to navigate and floral displays are everywhere. Allow at least two hours. The city tour on the way out and back was OK. Our driver/guide was a bit coarse.