Historic High Country / Ball Ground

Gibbs Gardens

1987 Gibbs Dr.
Ball Ground, GA 30107

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  • Mid-March with millions of daffodils

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  • The pool gardens in August

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  • Rosa 'New Dawn' covers the arbor in May

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  • Fall color in the Japanese Garden

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  • Daffodils with early morning light

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  • Wisteria 'Amethyst Falls' on the Monet bridge

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  • Daylilies

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  • Cascading water

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  • The Gardens in April

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  • The Zig Zag bridge in the Japanese Gardens

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  • Monet bridge in July

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  • Manor House borders in July

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  • 1,000 hydrangea blooms in June.

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  • ponds with stone carved cranes

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

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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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  • Hydrangeas, June 1, 2016

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  • Annabelle hydrangeas in early summer

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  • Roses and Crape myrtles in summer

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  • thousands of Spanish bluebells bloom in April.

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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
    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


  • Gibbs Gardens Arts Festival and Monet Waterlily Festival

    Gibbs Gardens Arts Festival and Monet Waterlily Festival

    09/23/2017 - 09/24/2017

    Celebrate with us during our French-inspired festival. Hundreds of waterlilies in bloom! Enjoy the beauty of the Gardens as well as a juried arts and crafts show where exhibitors will sell original work. A French market features chocolates, flowers, soaps, produce and more. Overwhelm your sense of taste with French-inspired cuisine available for purchase from Coast2Coast Catering. Wine and beer also will be available for purchase. Admission is free for members. Non-members please note: On thi... read more

  • Japanese Maples Colorfest

    Japanese Maples Colorfest

    10/28/2017 - 11/26/2017

    Visit 220 acres of Gardens in North Georgia, just an hour north of Atlanta. In late October and November, view 1,000's of Japanese maples in their fall color splendor. The foliage displays shades of brilliant red, orange and yellow. There are also 40 handcarved lanterns, ponds, bridges and pagodas that frame striking views.  

    Other major plant collections include 20 million daffodils in spring, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, roses, daylilies, waterlilies, perennials, annuals, flowering ch... read more