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Gibbs Gardens, Ball Ground

#21 of 378 in Parks in Georgia
At Gibbs Gardens, you can soak in lush plant life, waterfalls, and a view of the Georgia mountains from the residential estate of Jim Gibbs. Among the 19 gardens featured here, including the Manor House Gardens, Japanese Gardens, and Waterlily Gardens, you'll also come across 24 ponds, 19 waterfalls, and 32 bridges. Walk through 89 hectares (220 acres) of these gardens and Gibbs's home site, known as the Manor House. If you wish, explore the manor's characteristic antique European furniture, including a 14th-century French limestone fireplace. Inside the store there's also a collection of Gibbs' artwork. Use our Ball Ground road trip planner to visit Gibbs Gardens on your trip to Ball Ground, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I visited with friends in April as the daffodils had passed their peak. Still, I didn't know until viewing a large field of late blooming daffodils that they could smell so wonderful. The property is ...  more »
  • The daffodils had already hit their prime and were dying, but the tulips were up and beautiful. The map was confusing and could have been clearer with names on the bridges.  more »
  • Gibbs Gardens are really beautiful, well worth the visit. The walking paths are clearly marked, adequate parking, restrooms, cafe, and gift shop. Plenty of areas to sit, rest, and relax as you meander through the various garden areas. You could also take a tram to the areas putting on a seasonal show with the option of staying a bit, walking back, or riding the tram. This is a very well run attraction with friendly, helpful staff. Bring a camera to capture the beauty!!
  • A lovely place to visit. So many different varieties of flowers, trees, shrubs, etc. Walk the paths or pay extra to ride trams. Try to catch something at peak blooming. We missed the peak of the daffodils but still beautiful. Cafe on property for sandwiches and salads. We plan to come back in summer to see more color.

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