Georgia’s Hidden Adventures // Gibb’s Gardens

Georgia’s Hidden Adventures // Gibb’s Gardens

Gibb's Gardens in Ball Ground, GeorgiaHave you ever wanted to experience a fairy land full of flowers, trees, and creeks? Over 20 million daffodils? Maybe a Japanese garden? All in one location? Look no further for this charming Georgia’s Hidden Adventures tucked in the hills of North Georgia – Gibb’s Gardens in Ball Ground. I have been hearing so many recommendations from several people and have read several great articles about the garden and boy it did not disappoint! A few weekends ago, with the weather absolutely perfect, my friend Andrea and I arrived at the garden and were welcomed by a plethora of colors and we weren’t even in the actual garden.

For being located in such a small town, there were a large amount of visitors at the gardens and I think that speaks to it’s popularity! In actuality, the gardens are part of a large estate owned by Jim Gibbs who shares them with the public (for a fee of course). It was well worth the entrance price however! Despite the large amount of people there who I saw mingling, you are able to amble around the gardens and feel more solitary than I realized. We were able to walk whichever way we wanted and due to its vastness, the large amount of visitors were spread throughout almost 300 acres of space.

We happened to visit on the latter end of the spring daffodils so there were not as many daffodils as the previous weeks but still so many that you just turned in every direction and saw daffodils.


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

William Wordsworth

Enjoy some photos of the lovely Gibb’s gardens (and some of my gorgeous friend who is expecting a sweet girl this summer) and be sure to plan a visit if you are ever hunting for something to do! I plan on going back in the summer for the rose garden and the hydrangeas and again in the fall for the Japanese garden’s prime colorful season!

Gibb's Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia

Gibb's Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia

Gibb's Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia

Gibb's Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia

Gibb's Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia

Gibb's Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia

Gibb's Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia

Gibb's Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia

Gibb's Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia

xx,
Sami

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A music loving, chapstick obsessive, small-town photographer with a cliche love of travel. Taking extraordinary trips in the middle of my ordinary life. Trying to write about them without completely bumbling around.

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