Ready for a little “you” time? Head over to Gibbs Gardens to celebrate the Fourth of July at the “Red White and Blooms” music festival from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 03, 2012
Swap the heat, smog and city traffic for 300 acres of rolling woodlands, natural springs, streams, waterfalls, and spectacular gardens.
At Gibbs Gardens, live music blooms in harmony with nature. Our cello and violin duo, Khari and Jarin Joyner, will greet you in the tree-shaded grove by the Arbor Café dining area. As you enter the Valley Gardens you’ll be entertained by talented violinist Virginia Respress in the Waterlily Gardens and Chelsea Sharpe in the Grandchildren’s’ Sculpture Gardens. Stroll through the magnificent Japanese Gardens to enjoy an eclectic selection of songs played by flutist Arthur McClendon. At the Manor House Gardens, Angelica Hairston on harp fills the air with golden tones.
All this and 220 acres of landscaped gardens bursting with our summer festival blooms:
- Roses - More than a 1,000 rose bushes in wide sweeps of vibrant reds, pinks, yellow and white
- Hydrangeas - 150 varieties totaling more than 1,400 hydrangea plants along woodland trails
- Waterlilies - 140 varieties of colorful hardy and tropical plants grace several garden ponds
- Daylilies - Over 1,000 trees beginning to flower in shades of pink, red, white and lavender.
Come to Gibbs Gardens on July 4 for an unforgettable garden experience. Start your tour today at http://www.gibbsgardens.com or email info(at)gibbsgardens(dot)com for questions and information. Remember to come back to see the colorful fall foilage. Gibbs Gardens is located at 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground GA, 30107.
Gibbs Gardens backgrounder
Forty-year dream comes true:
Jim Gibbs, the owner, designer and developer of Gibbs Gardens, is the founder of Gibbs Landscape Co., one of the largest, oldest and most successful landscaping firms in Atlanta. Gibbs and his company have received more than 250 awards for landscape design excellence, including two national awards presented at White House receptions.
“I’ve dreamed of creating a world–class garden in the Atlanta area for more than 40 years,” says Gibbs. After spending six years searching for just the right property and another 30 plus years designing and developing Gibbs Gardens, Jim Gibbs’ dream became reality when Gibbs Gardens opened to the public on March 1, 2012.
Visitors to Gibbs Gardens are amazed by the diversity and breadth of its 16 artistically designed garden venues and dazzled by the four feature gardens:
- Japanese Gardens, at more than 40 acres is the largest in the nation.
- Monet Waterlily Gardens, featuring 140 varieties of unique lilies and a replica of the bridge in Monet’s Garden at Giverny (outside Paris).
- Manor House Gardens, located on the highest ridge in northeast Cherokee County, where seven flowering terraces flow seamlessly down 150 feet of elevation from Arbor Crest Manor House to the Valley Gardens.
- Daffodil Gardens, 60 varieties of daffodils sweep across more than 50 hillside acres under a canopy of flowering dogwoods and cherry blossoms.
Gibbs Gardens is conveniently located less than an hour’s drive north of Atlanta, between SR 400 and I-575. Visitors enter Gibbs Gardens off Yellow Creek Road in Cherokee County, from Hwy 53 on the north or SR 369 on the south.
Gibbs Gardens’ unique blend of natural and man-made features begins immediately as visitors turn onto Gibbs Gardens where 120 Red Sunset Maples bordered by towering Leland Cypress trees create a shaded allée – leading visitors through a cathedral-like canopy of trees to the hidden gardens beyond.
The Welcome Center adjacent to the parking area includes The Seasons gift store, ticketing and restrooms. Just steps away, The Arbor Café offers a selection of sandwiches on fresh baked bread, desserts and daily specials on baked goods.
Gibbs Gardens is open from 9:00 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday from March 1 through the end of November, except on Thanksgiving Day. Wednesdays are recommended for tour groups.
Tickets to visit the gardens are $20 for general admission. Seniors (65 and older), tour groups of 10 or more and children 4-18 can visit the gardens for $18. Children 3 and under are free.
There is no charge for parking. Trams -- $5 for a day pass -- will be available to take visitors between the Welcome Center and Manor House Gardens and the Welcome Center and Japanese Gardens.
Season pass fees are $70 for individuals, $100 for couples and $150 for families (2 adults, 2 children). Admission fees are subject to state and local sales tax. Gift certificates are available.
Start your tour today at http://www.gibbsgardens.com or email info(at)gibbsgardens(dot)com for questions and information. Gibbs Gardens is located at 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground GA, 30107. The phone numbers are 770-893-1880 and 770-893-1881.
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The talented musicians performing at Gibbs Gardens Red, White and Blooms music festival on July 4 include:
- Ginny Respess,
- Chelsea Sharpe,
- Arthur L. McClenton,
- Khari Joyner .
- Jarin Joyner
- Angelica Hairston
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