With two weeks of spring nearly gone, blooming seasons at Georgia’s Gibbs Gardens are changing each week.
The garden’s famous daffodils have passed their peak period, though late-bloomers are expected to maintain their colorful flowers through mid-April. Featuring over 200 varieties of the early-spring bloomers planted over 50 acres of rolling hillsides and valleys, Gibbs Gardens features the largest daffodil display in the US.
Early-to-midseason tulips have arrived, stunning visitors with the bright colors of the elegant, elongated blooms. Tulips surround bronze statues of playful children in the Gibbs’ Grandchildren’s Garden, where garden owners Jim and Sally Gibbs placed commissioned statues representing their grandchildren and each of their personalities.
Hundreds of cherry trees and dogwoods have begun to blossom, too, displaying their white and pink flowers among the greening branches. Gibbs Gardens cherry trees include hundreds of Yoshino cherries, the same type which makes the Washington, DC, cherry blossom season famous around the world. Unless an unseasonable hot spell comes along, Gibbs Gardens expects the cherry blossoms to last for several weeks.
Also making their early season appearance are some varieties of colorful azaleas. Peak season for the azaleas will come in late April to early May, though the several early-blooming varieties were spotted this week near the Japanese Gardens and elsewhere.
Lining the walkways near the visitor center and entrance, yellow, orange, purple and other-colored pansies are blooming brightly.
Located near Ballground, GA, Gibbs Gardens is open Tuesday-Sunday during the spring season. For six great reasons to visit Gibbs Gardens in all seasons, see OurTravelCafe.com.