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Gibbs Gardens, Ball Ground

(4.6/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Gibbs Gardens on your trip to Ball Ground, use our Ball Ground vacation trip planner.
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  • We have had season passes every year since the Gardens opened to the public. To appreciate the Gardens you need to visit during each season. The Japanese Gardens are wonderful! 
  • Been twice and enjoyed both visits. Find out in advance what is blooming and when and plan your visits accordingly. 
  • This is our weekly walking place due to its beauty which changes from week to week from March to December. Having a yearly pass - which is super cheap when you consider it is only $50 and gives you un...  more »
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  • Very large and beautiful garden (few hundred acres), worth the walk. Streams, small wood bridges, small stone bridges, creeks, ponds, all beautifully landscaped. I was amazed they still had blooming plants in Autumn. Fantastic relaxing walk with bathrooms, places to eat, and drinking fountains. You can buy water, food, snacks, etc. Wonderful gift store and the entire staff is super helpful and friendly. Ball Ground is worth the drive from ATL and the scenic drive on the twisty roads is alone worth the voyage. Ball Ground has some neat stores and even a small Cajun eatery
  • A beautiful place to walk and see lovely gardens in all the seasons. My son and I went for a day - and immediately bought 2 seasons passes. It's about 90 minutes from our house but we manage to get there pretty often - it's worth the drive!!
  • You can truly appreciate nature in this mix of wilderness meets very orderly and picturesque gardening. You would have no idea such a beautiful fairy land is hidden in Ball Ground, GA! The Japanese Gardens were by far my favorite.
  • An awe inspiring place. If you like nature, come prepared to spend time and stop often to soak it all in.
  • One of our most favorite places in North Georgia! Jim Gibbs has created a beautiful garden, his passion clearly shows and the staff are wonderful. As you stroll about the various gardens you can easily forget everything else while you're there!