October 2014 flower festivals at Gibbs Gardens
Click on each flower above for a photo tour of these flower festivals.
October is finally here...
JAPANESE MAPLES FESTIVAL
October 1 through November*
Enjoy more than six weeks of spectacular, eye-popping fall color throughout Gibbs Gardens. View the brilliant hues of Japanese Maples early, mid and late season foliage.
* Autumn color depends upon the weather.
OKTOBERFEST Saturday, Oct. 4 from noon until 6 p.m.
Live music: The Roman Festival Brass will perform from noon until 5 p.m.
The famous 34-piece brass band performs in the British brass band tradition. This ensemble utilizes a full section of cornets, flugelhorn, tenor horns, baritones, trombones, euphoniums, tubas and percussion. Accompanying the band will be the band's flute and German music ensembles.
The Roman Festival Brass performance schedule:
12:15 - 1:00 Roman Festival Brass Set #1
1:10 - 1:30 German Polka Band
1:40 - 2:00 Rome Flute Ensemble
2:15 - 3:00 Roman Festival Brass Set #2
3:10 - 3:30 German Polka Band
3:40 - 4:00 Rome Flute Ensemble
4:15 - 5:00 Roman Festival Brass Set #3
Each Roman Festival Brass "set" will consist of different music. There may be one or two numbers repeated from one set to the other, but each audience will hear a different set of music each time they perform. The Roman Festival Brass program includes a very wide variety of music from various musical periods. It promises to be a very entertaining afternoon for all.
Prost! Zum Wohl!
Celebrate Oktoberfest with authentic German cuisine paired with a selection of German and American beers. Wine and soft drinks will also be available for purchase.
On Oct. 4 & 11, Gasthaus Le Café will offer brats hot off the grill and authentic German cuisine.
Gasthaus Le Café Menu for Saturday, Oct. 4 & 11
Wurstsalat Assorted Marinated Sausages with Potatoes, Onions & Dill
Bratwurst, Knockwurst or Kabano on a Bun with Sauerkraut
Leberkase (German meatloaf) on a Kaiser Roll
Weiner Schnitzel on Kaiser Roll
Weiner Schnitzel Plate — 2 Schnitzels
Black Forest Plate — 2 Sausages
Sides available are:
German potato salad, Sauerkraut, Pickled Red Cabbage,
Pickled White Cabbage
Oct. 4 & 11 Susan Clearman on accordion
Susan Clearman is a composer, pianist, accordionist and organist.
She performs in area recitals, musical theater and folk fests. Previously,
she was the featured accordionist with the Atlanta Ballet in New York City.
PURCHASE OUR NEW DVD!
The Japanese Gardens Autumn Color DVD is now available.
Look for this beautiful video in The Seasons gift store
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Now through November 2
Magnificent panorama’s of bright reds, warm golds, amber and flame colored foliage await you throughout the garden.
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
The Gardens are in fall glory
October 1 through November
The Waterlily Gardens continue to thrill visitors.
View magnificent jewel-tone flowers reflected in sparkling ponds
The reflections of more than 200 waterlilies sparkle in the afternoon sun, doubling the beauty of the Waterlily Gardens. More than 140 varieties of tropical and hardy waterlilies create a rainbow of color. Photo by Rick Cannon.
Roses Continue to Bloom.
Over a thousand roses add vibrant color to the sweeping ridges of the Valley Gardens.
The eight-acre Wildflower Meadow colors the hills with untamed bursts of bright goldenrod, amber-toned asters and fiery sumac.
Experience the beauty of nature seamlessly blended with 220 acres of artistically designed Gardens. Feast your senses on breathtaking beauty you will not experience anywhere else.
DON’T MISS THE FUN AT GIBBS GARDENS
The fun starts now at Gibbs Gardens. Join us every weekend for spectacular gardens, live music, festivals and eye-popping fall color.
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Oct. 1- Nov.: The Japanese Maples Festival features beautiful fall foliage throughout the entire Garden. Every two weeks early, mid and late season Japanese maples—more than 2,000 of 100 varieties—come into peak color.
On Oct. 4 & 11: Gibbs Gardens hosts its first OKTOBERFEST with authentic German food from the Gasthaus Le Café and afternoons filled with live music. Forty musicians from the Roman Festival Brass will dazzle you on Oct 4. Back by your request, the BC Boys perform on Oct. 11. Wine, German and other beers and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Oct 18 & 19: Fall Season of Color Fine Arts & Crafts Show on The Great Lawn.
Oct. 25 & 26, Nov 1 & 2: Japanese Arts & Culture Festival featuring Japanese dancing, live music, tea ceremonies, kimono dressing, drum dancers, kyudo, martial arts, ikebana, bonsai and many more. Authentic Japanese food service by Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant.
November 1-30: The Japanese Maples Festival features beautiful fall foliage throughout the entire Garden. Every two weeks early, mid and late season Japanese maples—more than 2,000 of 100 varieties—come into peak color.
Nov. 1 & 2: Japanese Arts & Culture Festival featuring Japanese dancing, live music, tea ceremonies, kimono dressing, drum dancers, kyudo, martial arts, ikebana, bonsai and many more. Authentic Japanese food service by Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant.
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Enjoy our mountain vistas
View rolling hills in autumn hues set against sprawling mountain vistas. Sit a spell in one of the rocking chairs on the Manor House veranda and gaze at Mt. Oglethorpe—the southernmost peak of the Blue Ridge Mountains—at an elevation of 3,300 feet.
REMEMBER: There’s never an extra charge for members to attend special events at Gibbs Gardens; non-members pay regular admission fee only. Free parking. Check out our flower and fall foliage festivals and event details at gibbsgardens.com
MEMBERS... bring a friend every time you visit the Gardens. Encourage them to use the credit from their ticket purchase to buy a membership before they leave. You'll receive a credit on your account for a one-day pass, good through December 13, 2015. The more you sign up, the more passes you accumulate!
Annual Memberships are valid 365 days from date of issue.
Don’t forget: Gibbs Gardens blooms for you,