If you like flowers, you’ll go insane at Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia.
Sure, you’ll be impressed with the 220-acres of gardens and the 22 reflecting pools.
The Flower Bridge is exquisite, but after visiting a few hundred times the allure might begin to wear off.
When you bask in the glow of 20 MILLION daffodils at Gibbs Gardens, however, you’ll be happier than Dorothy and Toto running toward Oz through a field of poppies.
The beneficent Gibbs family planted the splendiferous gardens on their 300-acre estate, with a fancy manor house that overlooks the gardens and our North Georgia mountains.
Jim Gibbs and Gibbs Landscaping Company have been honored with more than 250 awards for landscaping design excellence. You’ll see why when you visit Gibbs Gardens.
No, they won’t let you live there. No, not even if you promise not to pick the flowers (which you would pick, no matter what you say). But, for a fee, you can visit and smell the daffodils until you’re positively daffy.
Gibbs Gardens will reopen for its third year on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 9 AM.
The 2014 Gibbs Gardens Daffodil Festival — with 20-million daffodil blossoms in 60 varieties covering 50-plus acres of elaborately manicured hillsides and fields — is the most perfect place for a first date since the demise of drive-in movies.
If daffodils aren’t your cup of wildflowers, take a stroll through the Japanese Gardens — the largest in the nation. (Sorry, no fishing allowed.)
Save a bit of time to gawk at America’s largest array of water lilies in a natural environment — all 140 varieties — at Gibbs Gardens.
Don’t worry. They have a tram to help you see a lifetime’s worth of glorious fragrant flowers in just a few visits. There’s a gift shop and conveniently located rest rooms too.
1998 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
Closed until Saturday, March 1, 2014
Open: Wednesday through Saturday from 9:30 AM until 5 PM
- Adults 18-64: $20.00
- Seniors 65+: $18.00
- Children 4-17: $18.00
- Children 3 and under: No Charge
- Tram: All-day pass for $5.00