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daffodils and forsythia afternoon

Millions of daffodils blooming early! PHOTOS COURTESY GIBBS GARDENS

Gibbs Gardens reopens on Saturday, Feb. 18

Gibbs Gardens’ much anticipated spectacular daffodil display is several weeks ahead of schedule this year.

With the mild weather and unseasonably warm temperatures, spring has sprung at Gibbs Gardens. Don’t miss the 2017 Daffodil Colorfest.

Now through March, view over 20 million blooms that cover more than 50 acres of the 220-acre gardens.

Like liquid sunshine, myriad daffodils blanket rolling hillsides and fields, flow along streams and border woodlands, creating a panorama of blossoms, ranging in color from primrose-yellow to yellow, saffron, gold, orange, blush pink, white and cream.

Each year since 1987, Jim Gibbs, owner and designed of Gibbs Gardens, has added new varieties while existing plantings of daffodils continue to multiply and divide.

There are now thousands of cultivars to view, including early, mid and late blooming types. Fragrant varieties fill the air with their sweet scent.

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Ice follies doffodils come out to bid visitors to Gibbs an early greeting.

Southern Living magazine (“Here Comes the Sun,” March 2012) called Gibbs Gardens’ Daffodil Gardens, “the most spectacular display of blooms this side of Holland . . . the most stunning daffodil gardens ever!”

Gibbs Gardens is a certified American Daffodil Society Display Garden, one of only 25 represented by15 different states.

During the six-week Daffodil Colorfest, hundreds of dogwoods and ornamental cherry trees provide a flowering canopy for forsythia, spiraea and quince to create nature’s own spring bouquet.

The Arbor Café—open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.—will offer delicious sandwiches, salads and desserts. The Seasons gift store will open for the season with a fabulous selection of all new merchandise, including many garden ornaments.  

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Fields of white doffodils make it look like spring is just around the corner at Gibbs.

The tram will operate daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with regular trips to the Japanese Gardens and the Daffodil Gardens.

Gibbs Gardens is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; the gates will close at 4 p.m.

Gibbs Gardens is located at 1987 Gibbs Drive, off of Yellow Creek Road, in Ball Ground—about four miles from the Big Canoe main gate.

For more information or to purchase tickets or a membership, visit our web site at www.gibbsgardens.com or call us at

(770) 893-1881, choose option #2.

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