Gibbs Gardens Blooms Big In North Georgia Mountains

It’s hard to imagine a more glorious place to wander than through the exquisite landscape at Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia. It’s well worth the little hour-plus jaunt from Lucille’s.

Photo of pick blossoms on a tree.Gibbs Gardens is the inspiration of Jim Gibbs, former president and founder of Gibbs Landscaping, a leading Atlanta landscape company for more than 40 years. His love of gardens was homegrown—his mother was a blue ribbon gardener—and building a world-class garden was his dream.

Gibbs Gardens is an idyllic mountain setting with streams intersecting, 24 ponds, 32 bridges, and 19 waterfalls. There are 16 gardens, including three special features—the Manor House, Japanese, and Waterlily Gardens. You’ll find beautiful native azaleas, dogwoods, and mountain laurels. Hundreds of varieties of plants are nestled in pockets amid mature trees. And millions of ferns surround the many springs. It’s all a truly mind-blowing display that seems to get better with every turn you take. Also of interest is the lovely English-style Manor Home which is high on a hill, surrounded by willow oaks, American hollies, and Japanese maples.

No matter the season, a visit to Gibbs Gardens is breath of fresh air! The facility hosts occasional events, such as a Twilight Music Series, and has a year-round restaurant that is open daily.

Gibbs Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, GA
March 1 – June 10, 2018: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; closed Monday
June 13 – December 9, 2019: Wednesday – Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; closed Monday-Tuesday.
Note: entry gate closes at 4:00 p.m.
Adults 18-64, $20; seniors 65+, $18; Children 3-17, $10; Ages 2 and under, free
Tram tickets are $5 and good for the day

There is so much beauty to explore here northeast Georgia! Come visit us at Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn and Spa and enjoy a little slice of it.