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Gibbs Gardens, Ball Ground

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#27 of 285 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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  • These gardens are beautiful and such a peaceful place to walk. There are also concerts after hours. Just a beautiful magical place. We have season passes and go often.  more »
  • Just a few hours north of Atlanta, Gunns Gardens is a sanctuary of breathe taking beauty and surprise. It took years to create and they continue to evolve this gorgeous space. We go every 3-4 months t...  more »
  • Really great visit and lots of unique displays. Peaceful location and not overrun with tourists or screaming kids. Plenty of places to sit and enjoy the quiet beautiful scenery. Very gracious hosts wh...  more »
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  • Gibbs Gardens are private gardens in Ball Ground about 55 Miles north of Atlanta. Entry cost $20, ($18 for seniors), yearly pass $50. If you want to ride a tram you add $5 to the cost. There are multiple connected gardens the most impressive of which is the Japanese Garden which is presumably the largest Japanese garden in USA. The Grandchildren Garden has statues of the 11 grandchildren of the owner, Mr. Gibbs who also owns a large landscaping company in Atlanta. The gardens hold multiple events through the year which allow the visitor to enjoy seeing different flowers at different season. The gardens are beautifully landscaped with multiple ponds. Parking is ample. Cell phone connection maybe shoddy in the gardens. I enjoyed my 2 visits there so far, though some may see the entrance fee as high
  • Fantastic gardens with 20 million daffodils in bloom. We arrived early on opening day and very thankful we did. As we left at 12:30 the lines to get in probably had a 45 minute wait. We have been to the gardens several times and it is always beautiful, especially the Japanese gardens. The manor house landscape is lovely. The water lily festival in the fall is wonderful. It is definitely worth the $20 admission. 🌸❤️🌺
  • Visited March 31 2018; it was an amazing experience. The flowers were beautiful and we really enjoyed the Japanese Garden. I love the fact they hire older adults for their team, so unusual to find that. We will come back often
  • I absolutely loved visiting here! The gardens are huge and I don't know if it's possible to see everything in one day. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. You see people from all different backgrounds and other countries visiting the gardens which gives you the opportunity to meet people from all over the world.
  • Lovely garden with wonderful seasonal blooms. Easy paths to walk and a tram service if you'd like to ride. Beautiful Japanese water gardens. This is a great place to take the family. Just wish they had more signs for the names of the different plants and flowers.
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