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At Gibbs Gardens, Millions Of Daffodils Usher In Spring

At Gibbs Gardens, Millions Of Daffodils Usher In Spring

By Gibbs Gardens
Photographs courtesy of Gibbs Gardens

Forget the calendar. Spring starts March 1 when Gibbs Gardens’ millions of daffodil blooms draw visitors from around the globe to experience this spectacular event. 

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Recently named one of “The World’s 10 Best Places to see Daffodils,” by Flower Magazine, the article noted, “Gibbs Gardens offers the country’s largest daffodil extravaganza.” Southern Living described Gibbs Gardens, located in Ball Ground, Georgia, as “The largest display of daffodils outside of Holland.”

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Each year, Jim Gibbs, owner, designer and developer of Gibbs Gardens, welcomes visitors to experience his 20+ million daffodils—representing more than 100 varieties. The season begins with early blooming varieties followed every two weeks by later varieties to provide a solid six- to eight-week blooming season. 

One hundred acres of Gibbs Gardens’ vast 376-acre property is dedicated each year to daffodils. In 1985, Gibbs started planting hundreds of thousands of perennial daffodil bulbs each year. Perennial bulbs divide every season, exponentially increasing the number of blooms from year to year.

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“In November 2022 we planted more than 577,000 bulbs—the largest number ever in one year,” he said.

Gibbs approaches his daffodil gardens with the same dedication great artists apply to their masterpieces. He reviews topography, vertical accents, curves of the hillsides, shaded and wooded areas, sunlight, streams and walkable paths for his members and visitors. Every element contributes to his final planting design.

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Named one of the world’s best places to see daffodils by Flower Magazine, one of the Thirteen Best Botanical Gardens in America, a top garden in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Explore Georgia, Gibbs Gardens always has something new in bloom. The five feature gardens and 21 seasonal collections gardens offer unique and continuous delights for garden lovers of all interests.

To learn more about Gibbs Gardens, go to gibbsgardens.com.


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