1 hour North of Atlanta
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
We open for the 2016 Season on March 1.
Wednesday – Sunday
9 AM – 5 PM
The entry gates
close at 4 PM.
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Annuals, perennials, roses, hundreds of waterlilies, both tropical and hardy, wildflowers and viburnums.
The Gibbs Gardens’ business office is open year-round, from 9-5, Monday – Friday. You can reach us at 770-893-1881, touch 2. Our Group Coordinator can assist in arranging for group visits of 10 or more. She can also assist with the purchase and/or renewal of 4-Season Memberships.
Don’t miss the Japanese Maples Colorfest, October 22 and 23 with the Fabulous Michael Allen Radio Show band, Bar-B-Q, wine, beer and gourmet desserts on Saturday and Strolling Musicians on Sunday.
Click here to pre-order Bar-B-Q.
Japanese Maples Colorfest continues, Oct. 29, 30, Nov. 5,6, 12, 13, 19, 20.
Gibbs Gardens is conveniently located less than an hour’s drive north of Atlanta, between SR 400 and 575. You will enter Gibbs Gardens off Yellow Creek Road in Cherokee County, from Hwy 53 on the north or SR 369 on the south.
GARDENS HOURS OF OPERATION
The Gardens open for the 2016 Season on Tuesday, March 1st.
March 1-June 12
Tuesday-Sunday – 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The entry gates close at 4:00 p.m.
June 15-December 11
Wednesday-Sunday – 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The entry gates close at 4:00 p.m.
Find more Visitor’s Information Here
October is a beautiful month to visit the Gardens. The air is filled with the fragrant flowers of tea olive, Osmanthus fragrans. They may be tiny but they pump out a sweet scent that is hard to miss. Look for burning bush, Euonymus alatus, with its brilliant red foliage, and viburnums including Viburnum dilatatum, known as the linden viburnum for its leaves which resemble lindens. In fall its brilliant red fruits are hard to miss. Wildflowers include goldenrods and asters in the meadow and several different selections of sumac.
The Japanese Gardens begin to show fall color with a variety of plants including the willow-like foliage of the native Arkansas bluestar, Amsonia hubrichtii, which turns from green to golden. This perennial makes a great companion for the 1,000’s of Japanese maples that start to display fall color in late October.
Check the bloom calendar for a list of blooms for every month.