More Gibbs Gardens
When you’re a garden lover living just an hour south of one of the country’s most charming pleasure gardens, it’s hard not to be a frequent visitor. I’ve now had the fun of seeing Gibbs Gardens in its three showiest seasons: spring, summer and most recently, fall.
This fall, unfortunately, has been a warm one, meaning the leaves were a little shy to turn.
Here’s what I saw in the famous Japanese garden, a focal point for fall color, when I visited last weekend.
You can see a maple tree, deep scarlet, hovering in the background above the reflecting pond. There are also many golds around the garden — deep amber and shocking yellow — in the shrubs, leaves and flowers.
But the truly stunning show begins this coming weekend when the bulk of the trees should turn to brilliant colors.
Meanwhile, however, I enjoy flowers even more than fall color, and Gibbs Gardens is still blooming.
Especially up by the Manor Gardens, you can enjoy flowers along with their artificial accompaniments — trellises, gazebo, fountains, gates. Don’t miss the view of the North Georgia mountains in the distance from the top of the hill by the manor.
Read my original story on GA Followers:
Fall Comes Late But Festive to Gibbs Gardens