Spring is in the air at Gibbs Gardens with millions of golden daffodils covering 50 acres of rolling hills and fields. This March to mid-April, you only have to travel to Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground (just an hour north of Atlanta) to see 20 million of these enchanting blooms in colors of yellow, orange, pink and white, and all shades between.
Daffodils at Gibbs Gardens
Stroll along paths, traverse hills and wander through the woods to experience this amazing site. More than 100 varieties are represented and include early, mid and late blooming selections. A spectacular display, the daffodils put on a show for about six weeks. Peak bloom occurs about the second and third week in March.
Spend a few hours or the whole day to view one of the largest displays of daffodils in the nation. Gibbs Gardens is an official American Daffodil Society Display Garden, one of only 25 gardens from 15 states in the U.S. Enjoy lunch at the Arbor Café, where you may choose from sandwiches on fresh bread or salads. Save room for homemade dessert, too.
Gardening tips for daffodils
Daffodils are rewarding and easy to grow. Here are some facts and tips about these reliable spring bulbs.
Daffodils. Photo by Rick Cannon.
- Daffodils are poisonous, and pesky deer or squirrels won’t eat them.
- Daffodils are perennials and will bloom for years and years in the same spot.
- For fabulous spring flowers, plant daffodil bulbs in the fall, once the soil temperatures cool, usually in October, November and December.
- Plant bulbs at a depth that is 2-3 times the width of the bulb.
- Plant daffodils in full sun or part-shade.
- Plant in drifts for a natural effect.
- Plant fragrant types like “Cheerfulness,” “Sir Winston Churchill,” and “Actaea.”
- Remember as you’re planting that daffodils always turn their faces to the sun.
- After they bloom, don’t cut down foliage until 1/3 of it has turned yellow. This will ensure good blooms the following year.
Visiting Gibbs Gardens
Daffodils on Holly Hill
Plan for your trip by visiting Gibbs Gardens online to find hours, admission prices, and COVID-19 precautions.