Visitor Information

To best enjoy your visit to our Gardens, we suggest you:

  • Explore our website prior to your visit to see what’s in bloom.

  • Check our hours of operation and note special announcements, including possible early closures, which vary depending on the season.

  • Buy your ticket in advance and have your ticket ready to show when you arrive.

  • Please allow 3.5 – 4 hours for your visit.

  • Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes, as our Gardens are a walking experience.

CHAIRS

  • No outside chairs permitted.

FOOD & DRINK

  • Food is available for purchase in the Arbor Café.

  • No outside food or drinks please (except water).

  • There is a picnic table, first-come, first-serve, available at the west end of Parking Lot #3.

  • Picnicking in the Gardens or tailgating in parking areas is not permitted.

GROUP VISITS

  • Due to COVID-19, we are NOT accepting any Group visits of 10 or more people.

MEDIA INQUIRIES

 PETS

  • Pets are not permitted, except service dogs.

  • REGARDING SERVICE DOGS, PLEASE NOTE: As of January 1, 2019, as mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act, service “dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA” and will not be permitted entrance to the Gardens.

  • Please bring a plastic bag to clean up after your service dog.

  • Retractable (clothesline) leashes are not permitted.

  • All leashes must be of a sturdy material (e.g., leather) and only allow for a short lead from the dog’s handler.

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • No staged photography is permitted, whether personal or professional.  

  • Examples include engagement, wedding or senior class, etc. photos that involve posing and/or changes of clothing.

  • Mono-pods and tripods are welcome as you snap photos while strolling the Gardens.

  • However, professional photography equipment, such as reflectors, are not permitted.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING

  • Plein air painting in the Gardens is prohibited.

RESTROOMS

  • Restrooms available in Parking Lot #1, Welcome Center, Membership Tent and Manor House Pool Cabana.

TOURING THE GARDENS

Manor House GardensAllow 1 ½ hours to enjoy seasonal floral displays such as the Daffodil, Azalea, Rhododendron and Hydrangea Gardens, the Rose Arbor, the Woodland Shade Gardens and Nature Canopy Walk.

 

Valley GardensAllow 1 ½ hours to tour the display gardens of the Japanese Gardens, Monet Waterlily Gardens, Grandchildren’s Sculpture Gardens, Rose Gardens, The Fern Dell, The Pleasance and Daylily Gardens.

 

Inspiration Gardens — due to the steep natural terrain of this garden, all wheeled transportation (wheelchairs, electric scooters, baby strollers, wagons) are prohibited entry.  The garden may be viewed outside from above on the manor house road.

 

UBER & LYFT

  • These transportation companies will transport you to the Gardens, but will usually not return to pick you up. 

  • There are NO Uber or Lyft drivers that operate in proximity to the Gardens.

  • Please ensure that you have confirmed transportation in advance from the Gardens following your visit.

WHEELCHAIRS & SCOOTERS

The following items are strictly prohibited in our Gardens:

  • Smoking, e-cigarettes and any illegal substance are not permitted in the Gardens & parking lots.

  • Weapons of any kind, or items that look like weapons. If you legally conceal carry, please leave your weapon out of view locked in your vehicle.

  • Climbing trees or sculptures, picking plants and flowers; entering our fountains, lakes, creeks or swimming pool.

  • Drones, props or signs.

  • Holding wedding or religious ceremonies or receptions

  • Changing clothes.

  • Musical instruments and radios with speakers.

  • Bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, Segways, Hoverboards and Razor Scooters.

  • Any toy that is disruptive to other guests, including balls, Frisbee’s, or other sports equipment.

  • Balloons and bubbles.

All bags, backpacks, packages, cases or containers are subject to search prior to entering the Gardens.  Failure to allow said search will result in you being asked to leave Gibbs Gardens.

EMAIL INQUIRIES

  •  info@gibbsgardens.com

  •  FYI although the Gardens are open on the weekends our Administration Office is closed — Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

     

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