Gibbs Gardens, Visit Now – A Woodstock Day Trip

Last week, I finally got to visit Gibbs Garden in Cherokee County.  All I can say is WOW.  It was spectacular with the rolling Gibbs Gardens Cherokee County GAhills of daffodils.  It was a sea of yellows, whites, golds, oranges and more.  Cannot wait to go back and see all the upcoming other  flowers, shrubs and tress to bloom this Spring.

Gibbs Gardens is located in the Northeast Corner of Cherokee County at Ball Ground.  It’s an easy drive for anyone in Atlanta, making for a great day trip.  The Gardens were created by noted Atlanta landscaper Jim Gibbs.  Over the last 30 years Mr. Gibbs has developed the 300 acre site from a private family estate to what is now called, Gibbs Gardens – Georgia’s ‘Secret Garden’.  Designed to be enjoyed throughout the year, Gibbs Gardens are open March 1 through November 30.

Each season The Gardens will change as new plants come to life.  The garden venues include the Manor House Garden, Valley Gardens, Monet Waterlily Garden, Japanese Gardens, Rose Gardens, Daylily Gardens, The Fern Dell, and so much more.

On the site is a cafe for refreshments and/or lunch and a wonderful gift shop.  On the day I was there, Mr. Gibbs was welcoming visitors at the Welcome Center.

Day or season passes are available with groups of 10 or more also receiving a discount.  In addition, the Welcome Center, Arbor Cafe and most of the Valley Gardens are wheelchair accessible and the Valley Garden is predominantly flat with many benches (126) to sit and rest while you enjoy the spectacular scenery per the Gibbs Gardens website.  The site also recommends allowing 3 – 4 hours for a full tour of the gardens or 1 1/2 to 2 hours to visit either the Manor House Gardens (not wheelchair accessible) or Valley Gardens.

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