If you were planning a trip to North Georgia's Gibbs Gardens, don't worry about damage from the recent freeze. The gardens report the daffodil blooms were unharmed by the frigid blast, and mid-season blooming plants continue their seasonal color explosion.
In an e-mail to season pass holders on March 15, the Gardens reassured potential visitors that they would experience a normal season. Mid-season daffodil varieties are in full bloom, and will remain at their peak through approximately April 1. Then, late blooming daffodils of the 200 varieties planted at GIbbs will begin their seasonal blooms through around April 15.
Millions of daffodil plants line more than 50 acres of rolling hillsides and valleys at Gibbs Gardens. Tulips are also in blooming season, which generally runs until early May. And colorful cherry blossoms are expected to make their colorful premier soon, usually appearing near mid-March for approximately two weeks.
Gibbs Gardens publishes a bloom schedule on its website to help visitors plan the most colorful periods to see their favorite plants in full glory.
Best Times to Visit
Master landscaper and gardener Jim GIbbs planned the gardens for year-round beauty. With more than 300 acres of gardens on the residential estate, GIbbs Gardens is one of the largest residential gardens in the US. In 2020, it was named one of the top gardens in the United State and received the
Tripadvisor/Travelers’ Choice Award 2020.
Open from March through early December, the best time to visit truly depends on your favorite flora. By painting with flowers on a natural canvas, Gibbs Gardens delivers different experiences as the temperatures, blooms and seasons change.
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Here are six great reasons to visit in all seasons, sure to convert the casually curious into bona fide frequent visitors to these outstanding gardens. Since the gardens are closed on some days for caretaking, it's best to visit the Gibbs Gardens website for operating days, times and more information.
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