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Mar 09

Gibbs Gardens

For over a year we’ve anticipated the grand opening of Gibbs Gardens here in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains. It was well worth the wait! The gardens began over 30 year ago when Jim Gibbs dreamed of developing a “world-class public garden” on his 300-acre private estate off of Yellow Creek Road in northeastern Cherokee County, Georgia. Gibbs is responsible for the brilliant artistry that adorns over 220 acres of landscaped gardens, streams, ponds, and woodlands.

Today I walked the Valley Gardens consisting of a variety of areas including: Waterlilly Gardens; Monet Bridge; The Pleasance; Grandchildren’s Sculpture Garden; Japanese Garden; Torii Gage; Wedding Gazebo; Daffodils; and more!

Of course it is early for many of the plants that will be showing later, but for now we are satisfied with the glory of the 50 acres of daffodils that cover the hillsides and select areas of the gardens. The beauty is beyond imagination!

The Japanese Gardens will be truly magnificent — lovely even now without lots of blooming plants.

The Grandchildren’s Sculpture Garden is charming with delightful statuary including the two illustrated in the photos to the left.

I’m looking forward to another visit within a couple of days.

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