Historic High Country / Ball Ground

Gibbs Gardens

1987 Gibbs Dr.
Ball Ground, GA 30107

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  • The pool gardens in August

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  • 'New Dawn' rose petals carpet the ground in early June.

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  • The Gardens in April

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  • Fall color in the Japanese Garden

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  • Daffodils with early morning light

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  • Annabelle hydrangeas in early summer

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  • Roses and Crape myrtles in summer

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  • Manor House borders in July

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  • Daylilies

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  • 1,000 hydrangea blooms in June.

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  • Cascading water

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  • Rosa 'New Dawn' covers the arbor in May

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  • replica of Monet bridge at Giverny with water lilies

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  • The Gazebo in April

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  • The Zig Zag bridge in the Japanese Gardens

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  • Hydrangeas, June 1, 2016

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  • Monet bridge in July

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  • Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls' on the Monet bridge

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  • thousands of Spanish bluebells bloom in April.

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  • Mid-March with millions of daffodils

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  • ponds with stone carved cranes

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Gibbs Gardens, less than an hour from Atlanta, is nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains. The Gibbs family developed more than 220 acres of gardens. This 300-acre estate, now open to the public, has a 25-year-old manor house that overlooks the mountains and gardens.

Enjoy the serenity of nature and stroll along the streams with many waterfalls or around the water gardens with 22 reflecting ponds. Refresh yourself with the beauty and fragrance of thousands of plants, flowers, and millions of bulbs that provide a wide array of color, shape and texture for the 16 garden venues. The grounds include Japanese Gardens, the largest in the nation; Water Lily Gardens, the nation's largest display of 140 varieties in a natural environment; 20 million Daffodils; and Manor House Gardens with seven flowering terraces covering 150 feet change of elevation from the Manor House to the Valley Gardens.

Check the website for current hours (seasonal) of operation, www.gibbsgardens.com.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adults (18-64) $20

    Annual 4 Season Membership $50 per adult, $30 per child

    Children (3-17) $10

    Children 2 and under $0.00

    Group (10+ ppl) (unguided) $16

    Seniors (65+) $18

    Tram: all-day pass $5


    Group Discount

    Facility Amenities

    Gift Shop, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Restaurant on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group Rates Available, Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


  • Monet Waterlily Festival

    Monet Waterlily Festival

    09/23/2017 - 09/24/2017

    Celebrate the beauty of 140 varieties of waterlilies blooming against the backdrop of our Monet Bridge. Enjoy flowers, fine art, music and food. The Monet Waterlily Arts Festival is designed to provide artists and artisans, who create and execute original work, with a venue to sell their work to a targeted set of customers. 

    The Art Gallery features original works of art, in many different mediums, and will be offered for sale by a juried group of fine artists and artisans. 

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