Daffodils, Tulips and More Now Blooming at Georgia’s Gibbs Gardens


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.

A host of spring flowers is now in bloom at Georgia's Gibbs Gardens.Photo: DeanLand, Our Travel Cafe

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.

The famous daffodils at Gibbs Gardens fill 50 acres, filling the rolling hills and valleys.Photo: DeanLand, Our Travel Cafe

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.

Early blooming tulips display the vibrant colors of their statuesque flowers.Photo: Dean Land, Our Travel Cafe

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.

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I'm a trained journalist, global traveler and retired business executive who worked for more than 20 years with some of the world's best and largest restaurant enterprises. I left the business world behind, living in Northwest Georgia and writing about avocations including outdoor excursions, family-friendly travel, road trips, exploration ideas for active seniors and some of my community passions. I've traveled to 47 states and nearly as many countries, and I'm still counting up. I'm a traveler, hiker, cyclist, blogger, marketing consultant, community volunteer and local high school band nerd who previously has lived in Florida, Ohio, Indiana and Mississippi. I'm a South Louisiana-born French Cajun whose great-grandparents were sugar farmers, bar owners and reputed bootleggers. My upbringing in food-rich Louisiana and my restaurant industry career affirmed my status as an over-qualified eater. That also inspired the name of my blog, OurTravelCafe.com. There, I offer up a complete menu of our my own experiences, explorations and adventures, organized by geography and always sprinkled with some spicy, tasty tidbits and food notes.

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