Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gibbs Gardens


Today's garden is a perfect paradise for garden lovers. The Gibbs Gardens are located in northern Georgia, near the mountains in a town called Ball Ground.  These are the residential gardens of designer and founder of the Atlanta based, Gibbs Landscaping Company, Jim Gibbs.  They cover over 220 acres and feature 16 garden venues, including a Japanese Garden, Water Lily Garden, Daffodil Garden, and Manor House Garden.


The gardens were started in 1980, and planted with older trees to give it a look of age and character.  A stream flows through the property.  Thousands of naturalized ferns had been planted around the stream and surrounding springs, making it one of the largest ferneries in the country.  There are also 24 ponds, 32 bridge crossings, and 19 waterfalls.


The gardens are open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $20.00 for adults and $18.00 for children.

23 comments:

  1. Wow, that one is a bit pricey. Have you been there?

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    1. Yes. It is pricey, but well-worth the visit, if you like gardens and want some gardening ideas.

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  2. Beautiful. I can hear the birds, smell the flowers.... :)

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    1. Haha! You have an excellent imagination!

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  3. Hi Sherry - sounds a good way to promote his landscaping business, that he was obviously very good at ... I expect the Daffodil Garden is worth a look now ... it sounds a great all year round garden to visit ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. It's certainly a good way to make money!

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  4. we do love our ferns in the South! hehe. gorgeous property

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  5. And in just two months it will be perfect for taking pictures.

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  6. sounds worth the price to me. You always have me at waterfalls

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  7. It looks and sounds lovely, especially with all those features they have.

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    1. You can tell it was designed by someone in the landscaping business.

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  8. Hi Sherry,

    Seems a lovely place. However, at that price, wonder if I could sneak in :)

    Gary

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    1. You're small enough. I'd bet they'd never notice you! ;0)

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  9. Spring is around the corner... I can't wait to get back in the garden.

    www.GirlwithaNewLife2.com

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    1. I'm looking forward to it, too, but this is my first year in Georgia. I suspect it will be a different experience from gardening in Ohio.

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    2. Tina, I tried to comment on your blog, but was unable to do so. You might want to check and make sure everything is okay on your dashboard.

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  10. oh i have missed your garden blog--gotta find time to come back and do some catch up!

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