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Join fellow GNPA photographers for a Sunday morning photo shoot at Gibbs Gardens hosted by Jenny Burdette and Horace Hamilton. We will find roses, hydrangeas, magnolias, waterlilies, day lilies, and canna lilies, in addition to a host of annual flowers and other perennials. Photography opportunities at Gibbs include intimate landscapes, macro, sweeping views of blooms, and reflections in the numerous ponds.

Park and meet the group in the parking lot, outside the main entrance.

You must be a dues-paying member of GNPA to attend this event. Not a member? Click here to learn more about our organization and to join. We look forward to meeting you!

Lenses that may be useful include a short telephoto lens, a long telephoto lens (especially if you want to photograph the waterlilies), a macro lens, a wide-angle lens, and a Lensbaby. You may also want to bring a monopod or tripod, a circular polarizing filter, a neutral density filter, and extension tubes.

Tickets may be purchased online prior to your visit or in person on arrival. If you have a season pass, bring your pass and photo ID.

Ticket prices: $20 + tax, $18 + tax (65 and older)

Maximum number of participants: 20

Accessibility: The Valley Gardens (Japanese Gardens, Grandchildren’s Sculpture Garden, Waterlily Gardens) are wheelchair or electric scooter accessible. The Wildflower Meadows, Manor House Gardens, and Inspiration Gardens are not accessible. After periods of heavy rain, consult Gibbs Gardens’ website to check conditions prior to your visit.

According to Gibbs website, Uber and Lyft will drop off but NOT pick up at the Gardens. Once you arrive at Gibbs, there is no cell service. Please be sure that you will have transportation when it is time to leave.

As of now, the Tram is NOT operating.

Restrooms are available in the Visitor Center.

The Arbor Cafe is open from 10-4 and serves snacks, sandwiches, and drinks. The Cafe takes cash or credit cards.

GPS directions often take you about a mile past the main entrance. If you are driving north on Yellow Creek Road, turn right at the first sign for Gibbs Gardens, about 3.5 miles north of Old Federal Road and possibly a mile or so before your GPS thinks you are there.

Bring water, comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, and rain gear for you and your camera.

Group size: 20

To register and learn more important details click here.

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