A few weeks ago, I took another trip back to Gibbs Gardens (North Georgia) about an hour north of Atlanta for another stroll through the beauty of this place. I went with 3 of my girlfriends and they loved it too. Gibbs Gardens offers evening concerts outdoors during the summer months for the price of admission, so we took in a blue grass group for a couple of hours, which was very enjoyable.
I did a post earlier this spring about Gibbs Gardens (Part 1 and Part 2 Spring) and now there are summer blooms in this 4 season garden. This time we visited the Manor house, where the Gibbs live full time and wow, was it spectacular. I’ve got a lot of pictures, so I’ll split this up into 2 posts, so stay tuned for Part 2.
If you love blooming plants, you’ll enjoy this post. Summer offers such an array of beautiful blooming flowers and the gardeners at Gibbs have it going on. It’s an explosion of color right now!
When you first walk through the bridge to the gift shop and entrance, there are hanging boxes all filled with an explosion of blooms.
So many beautiful combinations of flowers and plants.
See the walkway and all the baskets hanging on the rails? It was just stunning to say the least.
My camera hardly captures the beauty.
Summer blooms have the best color.
I’m not sure what this flower is, maybe zinnia?
Nor do I know this one, but look at the vivid magenta/purple hue.
That day, the first thing we did was take a tram to the daylily fields, which were still in full bloom and just spectacular.
I really enjoy daylilies and should get some growing in my yard here. I have had them before and loved them.
Deep red with a yellow center.
There are so many beautiful varieties of daylillies to be found.
All massed in bloom, it was a pretty amazing sight.
Some of the roses were still in bloom too with gorgeous colors.
We decided to stroll to the Manor house, which wasn’t that far at all and enjoyed the walk. I had already seen the Japanese garden, which I showed in the earlier posts, but it was nice to see it all again.
A copy of Monet’s bridge is in this pond with some flowering lily pads.
It’s so serene and peaceful here.
A bird sculpture by the pond is very pretty and unique.
On our walk up to the Manor house, we saw several statues throughout the woodsy walk, like this bear.
And a mountain lion.
All along the walk were gorgeous plants and flowers, so many shade plants which I love. Ferns and hydrangeas.
The hydrangeas were in full bloom on this trip too and they were all so pretty. Hydrangeas have to be my very favorite plant. I can remember my grandma had a big blue hydrangea in front of her house in Florida when I was a little girl. I can still see it now.
The winding walk up to the Manor house is filled with beauty all the way up the mountain.
We took our time and enjoyed it all.
One trick that gardeners use in shady areas is to plant lots of white. Isn’t this gorgeous, with white tinged caladiums and those white begonias? Simple, but so impactful.
An arbor is filled with flowering vines and a stone wall shows off so many blooming annuals. It’s a sight to behold.
We were all oohing and ahhing over all the beauty.
Pretty sure this is Creeping Jenny, that bright green leaf gives it away. I love Creeping Jenny.
More zinnias, I think. Or maybe Dahlias. I’m not an expert on plants, but do love them.
Each walkway was lined with blooming annuals and lots of other foliage bordered the beautiful lawn and tree line. When we got up to the house, it was truly a spectacular view. I’ll be back on Tuesday to show the house and the pool. The family has a gorgeous view of the North Georgia mountains and what a serene place this must be to live.
Hope you enjoyed Part 1, stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow!