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Gibbs Gardens

1987 Gibbs Dr, Ball Ground, GA 30107-5439
+1 770-894-8303
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Beautiful way to spend a few hours

My son and I visited Gibbs Gardens so we could work on our photography skills. Wow! There is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wildfine
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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love this place ,love the flowers ,many acers to walk,we were their on the 4of july nice music. the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cindy z
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Sussex, Wisconsin
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Gibbs Gardens is open yearly from March until mid-December. 220 acres of artistically landscaped gardens surrounded by majestic forest, spring-fed ponds, streams, waterfalls and bridge crossings. Sixteen garden venues include four feature gardens including the Daffodil Gardens, 50 acres of daffodils with more than 20 million blooms, blooming from March to mid-April; the Manor House Gardens, designed to offer color in spring, summer and fall, with lush terraces, waterfalls, sweeping lawns and woodland; the Monet Waterlily Gardens, featuring 140 varieties of waterlilies blooming from late spring through fall; the Japanese Gardens spanning more than 40 acres with spring-fed ponds, islands, bridges, boulders, rocks and 40 handcrafted Japanese lanterns. A large collection of Japanese maples provide brilliant colors in autumn. We welcome you to visit the Gardens at least once every three weeks, from March through mid-December, to see its ever changing beauty. While you're here enjoy a bite to eat from our Arbor Cafe, ride our tram through the perimeter of the Gardens and don't leave us without stopping in The Seasons gift store to pick up a gift for a loved one or that special friend.
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“japanese garden” (117 reviews)
“manor house” (105 reviews)
“season pass” (51 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1987 Gibbs Dr, Ball Ground, GA 30107-5439
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+1 770-894-8303
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I visited Gibbs Gardens so we could work on our photography skills. Wow! There is amazing beauty wherever you look. It was a hot day, but the shade was abundant. There are plenty of visitors, but it feels like you are walking...More

Thank wildfine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

love this place ,love the flowers ,many acers to walk,we were their on the 4of july nice music. the japanese garden our the most beauful thing.

Thank cindy z
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of walking. They have shuttles for an additional fee but getting on one of them is not easy. Several came by but were too full to pick us up. It is a beautiful place but comfortable shoes are a must. They...More

Thank John W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at opening time. Began garden tour by meeting Mr. Gibbs and getting a map. He told us where to begin tour to get most of the visit. Children will be mesmerized with all the flowers and little statues. So much to see. I recommend...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxing place to spend the day. They have the largest Japanese Garden in USA. The entrance is a little bit expensive ($20 per adult). They also have a shuttle to move around for an extra 5 dollars, but the distances area walkable. Definitely recommended!

Thank Rita Irina G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have seasons passes and have had them for a number of years already, The gardens are always in color from March to December and it is fun to look where the flowers are not planted as along the creek to see that nature placed...More

Thank 02corvette
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gibbs Gardens is absolutely beautiful. The various gardens on the property are unique and all are worth seeing. This is a very peaceful and tranquil place. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, too.

Thank tdmcdowell
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my mom for Mother's Day and she loved it. We upgraded to the 4 season pass. We have been back since for another visit and to listen to live music (some Saturdays during the summer)

Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went out with my parents, husband, and three kids to visit the garden. It was a hot day in June, but the garden was beautiful. I really enjoyed the Japanese garden and the Manor House. The Garden was a good size to walk around...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

I loved the Japanese gardens. The ponds were just beautiful. I loved all the bronze statues of his grandchildren. They have a tram to take you to the Japanese gardens and also one to the Manor House gardens, that costs $5.00. The cost is $20...More

1  Thank Patty W
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karenB4575SC
3 June 2018|
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Response from Charlie F | Property representative |
My apologies for the delayed response. TripAdvisor has been slow to advise us of incoming messages. While we missed your time frame, I would still like to answer your question. Only service dogs are permitted in the... More
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Tim B
22 March 2018|
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Response from mkay57 | Reviewed this property |
They are actually in bloom now but from what I was told there are three different blooms. Early, middle, and late spring. Because of the unseasonably colder weather the daffodils are a bit shy. However there were plenty in... More
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Vanessa W
5 March 2018|
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Response from beckyrpitts | Reviewed this property |
There are a higher number hotels and resorts (Hampton & Hyatt) closer to the Alpharetta area but there are smaller places (cabins & AirBnB) closer to the gardens location.
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