Gibbs Gardens Field Trip – May 2, 2012

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Gibbs Gardens opened to the public for the first time on March 1, 2012.  The Garden is nestled in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains.  The Gibbs family has creatively planned and developed more than 220 acres of gardens that include 16 garden venues in the Manor House Gardens and the Valley Gardens.

GCMGA members and guests enjoyed a full day of experiencing the “harmony of nature.”   We took in the Manor House Gardens with seasonal floral displays, Rose Arbor, Woodland Shade Gardens and Nature Canopy Walk. After lunch, we also toured the Valley Gardens featuring Japanese Gardens, Monet Waterlily Gardens, Grandchildren’s Sculpture Gardens, Rose Gardens, Fernery, Pleasance, Daylily and Bride’s All White Garden.

Mr. Gibbs spoke to our group and provided information on his research and travels that inspired his development of a “world class” garden.  Information obtained has added to your knowledge of landscape design and provides greater skills in enhancing multi-seasonal interest.

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