The botanical garden is not big, but the scenery is good and free. Flowers and grass are flourishing in spring and summer, and wild fruits are covered with branches in autumn. With good luck, you can also see the lively and lovely red squirrel and the open giant konjac.
Beautiful experience! And it's free.
It's still comfortable in the suburbs... The trees are green and the sky is blue. That's enough.
The scenery is so charming that I don't want to leave!
This is a nice place to walk around. I used to eat lunch here all the time when I worked on campus. There are plenty of paths and shade. The first schoolhouse in Melbourne was moved to the premises - make sure to wander around until you see it. Also a good idea to walk around the rest of campus while you are there - the large palm-type tree behind the presidents office is apparently quite rare, and once Walt Disney himself asked to buy it, or so the student tour guides tell potential students. I see a couple people mention parking issues - there are more visitor spots by the presidents office that usually arent full and it is a pretty close walk.