Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Tour of Gibbs Gardens Continued

I hope you joined us for the last post where we began our tour through the gorgeous Gibbs Gardens.  I am so impressed with the talent, time and effort which has gone into creating these beautiful gardens.  I have never seen anything that comes close to the size and beauty of this magnificent garden.  It has been one man's dream come true and here now in all it's glory for others to enjoy.

These gardens are also a true testimony to what one can do if they follow their heart and work toward creating their dream whatever it may be,  here on God's beautiful earth.

Entering the Japanese Gardens.

The Japanese Gardens cover more than 40 acres.  This is the largest Japanese Garden in the nation.

I thought this was one of the prettiest and most serene views in all of the garden areas.

Part of the fern garden.

More beautiful ferns in the garden.

What a cute little owl statue in the Japanese Gardens.

Can you imagine being so talented as to create this beautiful statue 
of what looks like Canadian Geese.

Another beautiful pond in the Japanese Gardens.

We passed by this interesting looking Bald Cypress.

In the below photo is a replica of the bridge in Monet's Garden at Giverny,  just outside Paris, France.

The bridge is covered with lilac and white wisteria vines,
There are more than 140 varieties of water lilies in the five ponds in this area.

Part of the fern garden.

There is also a Grand-children's Sculpture Garden.  Each one of the sculptures looks like and represents one of the Gibb's grandchildren.  The grandchildren must be so proud to have a statue of themselves represented in the garden. 

This first statue was on the veranda of the Manor House.

Another grandchild sculpture down just beyond the Japanese Gardens.

And another!

And another!  How adorable!

The tram delivered us back to the Welcome Center and as I walked in the door I saw someone placing this beautiful arrangement down on the table.  There had been a fashion show earlier outside in a tent area and these flowers were part of the decorations.  I just had to take a photo of these beautiful flowers.

Our tour lasted about three hours as we took our time enjoying the gardens.
We did not see all of the gardens, just the areas that were in bloom at this time of year.

You can purchase a yearly ticket enabling you to come back as many times during the year as you would like.  Not living very close to the Atlanta area we did not opt for the yearly ticket,  which would have been a real bargain if we lived closer.

Well! What a special treat to see these gorgeous gardens.  I am so glad you joined us today as we strolled along enjoying all of the beauty of these amazing gardens.

Thank you for coming along with us.
We hope you have a wonderful rest of your week wherever you may be.

1 comment:

  1. amazing!! I love the gardens and all the statues!! Thank you for sharing!!