Public Gardens Photo Tours forum: Gibbs Gardens, Ball Ground, GA (North Georgia mountains)

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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Sep 2, 2013 3:35 PM CST
Last spring, my daughter-in-law asked if we would like to go to the daffodil festival. Of course, I was enthusiastic about seeing daffodils, however, I could hardly believe my eyes when we arrived at Gibbs Gardens. Jim Gibbs has been working on this garden for over 30 years and has just opened it to the public. The admission is a bit steep ($30) but you certainly get your moneys worth.


Thumb of 2013-09-02/rocklady/bfbc48 This was the entrance. There is a gift shop, cafe, and restrooms, along with an outdoor eating area with tables. Jim Gibbs is usually on hand to answer questions or to chat with you. The garden covers 220 acres containing spring fed streams, ponds and lakes surrounded by hillsides covered with mature woodlands.

Thumb of 2013-09-02/rocklady/5eb2d8 We headed up the hill and could see drifts of daffodils on the hillside. Although almost at the end of the daffodils, there were still plenty for us to admire.
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Thumb of 2013-09-02/rocklady/b37856 In front of the guest house adjacent to the manor house.
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Thumb of 2013-09-02/rocklady/9ecd83 The manor house

Unfortunately, on our way to the Japanese gardens and the Monet bridge, the battery on my camera died. The Japanese gardens are unbelievable. (DH has photos and I will try to post them later when he finishes the big project he is working on.)

Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
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jmorth
Sep 3, 2013 10:27 PM CST
Thats a lot of daffodils. Nice tour.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Sep 4, 2013 6:16 AM CST
Thanks. I'm sorry I didn't really do it justice with the photos. There are different gardens featuring other plants such as cherry blossoms, daylilies and fall flowers. It is really a beautiful place, and well worth visiting. They are open from March 1 through November 30.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Oct 22, 2013 6:43 AM CST
Has Your husband finished his project ?
Looking forward to seeing the photos of the Japanese Garden Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 22, 2013 7:10 AM CST
I agree I agree I agree
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Oct 22, 2013 1:21 PM CST
Photos will be coming soon to a computer near you. DH has decided to take a break from his project and I took advantage of his "down time". He will download some of his pix to my machine within the next couple of days.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Oct 22, 2013 2:15 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Oct 22, 2013 7:32 PM CST
We take up the tour on the way from the manor house:
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Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Oct 23, 2013 7:00 AM CST
Lovey dubby I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
Thank you!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Oct 23, 2013 7:08 AM CST
You could probably spend a week here and not see everything! In some of the photos, you can see the end of the cherry blossom festival, which must have been as the kids would say "Awesome."
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Native Plants and Wildflowers Critters Allowed Garden Procrastinator Herbs Vegetable Grower Plant Identifier
Organic Gardener Keeps Goats Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Composter Houseplants
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gardengus
Oct 23, 2013 8:26 PM CST
Very nice tour
thank you for sharing.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Oct 24, 2013 7:04 AM CST
If you are anywhere near there during the times it is open (March - November), it would be worthwhile to take a tour. I think the cherry blossoms were just before the daffodils and there are different festivals throughout the year. I'm hoping sometime we will be able to go when the daylilies are in bloom.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam

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