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Gibbs Gardens, a World-Class Garden in North Georgia

I recently visited Gibbs Gardens in North Georgia, and the saturated beauty of the place left me searching for superlative words to describe it.This bridge at Gibbs Gardens is a replica of Monet's famous bridge at Giverny.Jim Gibbs, founder of Gibbs Landscaping Company, spent six years looking for the perfect area to develop a world-class garden. Located about an hour north of Atlanta, the site covers over 220 rolling acres and is one of the largest residential gardens in the country. Mr. Gibbs began developing the Gardens around the Manor House in 1980. The Gibbs family still lives on site, but Mr. Gibbs graciously opens the Gardens to the public year round.

I took over 200 photos. Here is a sampling; for the most part I will let the images speak for themselves.

Views near the entrance to Gibbs Gardens:

The Manor House:

The pool behind the Manor:

The rich colors remind me of an Easter basket! The stiking green lawns are a mixture of fescue grass that stays green all year:

 

After exploring areas adjacent to and near the Manor House, we caught a tram that took us to the Japanese Garden:

Reflections in the water:

From the Japanese Gardens we leisurely walked back toward the entrance, past fern glades, woodland streams, and pleasurable resting spots:

I am still resting in the glow I felt walking through Gibbs Gardens. Joy to you all!   Deb

 

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Reader Comments (16)

It's a glorious garden and I can appreciate that it left you stunned. The water features alone would overwhelm me. Your photos show it off well. I vaguely remember seeing a TV episode on the garden, on PBS I think, possibly Garden Smart. I miss the days when PBS and HGTV actually carried real garden shows...

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKris P

Hi Deb, thank you so much for the tour through Gipps Gardens! It is really a stunning sight. I hadn't even heard about this garden before I saw your post. I love how the various trees bring different colors to the garden. It seems like a very peaceful place.
Hope you had a nice Easter!
Christina

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Wow! What a beautiful garden!

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeter/Outlaw

I would love to see this garden in person. I love those pools. It looks like an incredible place. You captured it beautifully.

April 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPhillip

I have wanted to go for years to see the daffodils at Gibbs Gardens, but have never made it. One day!

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChristi {Jealous Hands}

Thank you for the beautiful picture tour through Gibbs Gardens, I have added it to my list of must-visits :-)

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGone Tropical

When I saw all the trees, I knew why you liked it so much! It really is a stunning garden, thank you for sharing it with us.

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPauline

I am thinking about a single garden, large enough to have its own tram service. Wow!

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiana Studer

Incredible!! I'd love to go there! You picked a great time!

April 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEve

Wow, that's pretty! And your photos are incredible, too. You wooed me with that first one, and then I sighed with each new image. I'm going to go back now and review them again. Gorgeous!

April 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBeth @ PlantPostings

This garden is fantastic. The color is striking. I would love to see it firsthand. Your images want to make me visit.

April 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

Beautiful - I love the water features. A must see if we make it to that part of the country.

April 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJason

Do you know how many of the 220 acres have been developed into gardens?

Hi everyone! Thank you all for your comments! Linda, I think the estate covers 300 acres, including 220 acres of landscaped gardens. Large, and all of it beautiful! Deb

April 23, 2017 | Registered CommenterDeborah Elliott

Oooh, I'll have to add this garden to my Garden bucket list!

April 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

So lovely Deb, you must have had a great time there.
Best wishes
K.

April 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

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