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Gibbs Gardens

1987 Gibbs Dr, Ball Ground, GA 30107-5439
+1 770-894-8303
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Beautiful place

I took my mom for Mother's Day and she loved it. We upgraded to the 4 season pass. We have been... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Heather T
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Roswell, Georgia, United States
It was fun

I went out with my parents, husband, and three kids to visit the garden. It was a hot day in June... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
perfectvue
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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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“manor house” (103 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1987 Gibbs Dr, Ball Ground, GA 30107-5439
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Reviewed 3 days 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)

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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not gardeners and usually didn't know what plants we were viewing, but we enjoyed our time there very, very much. The spring day we visited, the whole of Gibbs Gardens was tranquil, even through workers were busy almost everywhere. It's definitely a place...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of thr worst experiences of my life. Drove from Scottboro, Alabama to see the beautiful gardens that I had been hearing about, only to be greeted with Drill Sergeant type, hateful parking staff yelling at everyone like they are just a number....More

2  Thank Cabinalabama
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Charlie F, General Manager at Gibbs Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Cabinalabama, It is with great disappointment that I read your review. First, let me extend my sincerest apologies for the situation that your husband and you experienced without even getting out of your vehicle. Having lived in Alabama, I realize that a round-trip drive...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

This amazing garden setting on hundreds of acres is amazing. Flowers and trees of every description, water ponds, bridges, a Japanese Garden, statues are abundant. There is plenty of parking, a tram system, for those who do not walk well, and many scenic paths to...More

Thank Thom P
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Our trip to Gibbs Gardens was filled with gorgeous views and spectacular flowers. It was topped off with an awesome lunch. Love the chicken salad!! Plenty of choices and great value.

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

This was our third visit here. When there are not a lot of perennials blooming there are many annuals and other interesting features to enjoy in the acres of paths and streams. Wear comfortable shoes as there is plenty of walking to see the area...More

Thank cobiho6
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Reviewed May 4, 2018

Gibbs Gardens is one of the most beautiful spots in the U.S. You can stroll or ride a tram from garden to garden. The trails are full of picturesque bridges, waterfalls, and flowers galore. The Japanese garden, and many others are unique. Anyone who worries...More

Thank Jackie R
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Why have we never been here before? Over 2,000 Japanese maple trees and millions of daffodils. Wow !! There is really no way to describe this place. Set in the country you would never expect a world class place like this. Over 200 acres. A...More

Thank Tony S
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karenB4575SC
June 2, 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
March 21, 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
March 4, 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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