Gibbs Gardens’ Daffodil Gardens feature more than 20 million daffodil blossoms—representing 60 varieties—covering 50 acres of hillsides and valley. The annual Daffodil Festival begins in March and runs through April 15 as early, mid and late season varieties bloom, showcasing unique daffodil varieties every two weeks.
Jim Gibbs began planting daffodils in 1987 and continues to plant thousands more bulbs each year. To date more than four million daffodils have been planted and millions more have grown from natural division. To create this one-of-a-kind daffodil garden, land was cleared and terraces created with lush green grass, providing open spaces contrasting with natural woodland.
Terraces have long curves with walks on level areas to view the early-, mid- and late-blooming daffodils, during the six-week season. Forsythia and spirea plantings compliment wide sweeping curves of daffodils as far as the eye can see. Colors range from primrose-yellow, yellow, gold, saffron, orange, shades of yellow and orange, and finally blush pinks, creamy whites and white.
Canopied by stands of cherry and flowering dogwood, millions of daffodil blossoms create great waves of color that ebb and tide as they flow toward adjoining hills. Gentle walks traverse two of the hillsides and climb 150 feet to spectacular views of the North Georgia mountains in the near distance with millions of daffodils below. Late blooming fragrant daffodils along borders and paths sweeten the spring air with nature’s gentle scents. Panoramic views of hillsides and valleys carpeted by myriad shades of silver and gold offer garden visitors a most spectacular garden experience.
“The largest display of daffodils this side of Holland.”
Southern Living Magazine