Over 220 acres of gardens, plus forest area, streams, and ponds. Gibbs has been named as “Best Fall Color in Georgia.” In November, we can expect wildflowers and Encore azaleas to be blooming, and the Japanese Maples should still show fall color.
Photography opportunities include intimate landscapes, macro, and floral. Lenses that may be useful: a short telephoto lens, a long telephoto lens, a macro lens, a wide angle lens, a monopod or tripod, a circular polarizing filter, and a neutral density filter.
YOU MUST BUY YOUR TICKET ONLINE BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE GARDEN. There are no in-person ticket sales. If you have a season pass, you are fine. Bring your pass and photo ID.
Ticket prices: $20 + tax, $18 + tax (65 and older)
Park and meet the group in the parking lot, outside the main entrance.
The group is limited to 10 participants, per Gibbs current guidelines.
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 about a mile before your GPS thinks you are there.
As of now, the Tram is NOT operating.
Restrooms are available in the Visitor Center.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN ALL INDOOR AREAS, INCLUDING RESTROOMS.
The Arbor Cafe is open from 10-4 and serves snacks, sandwiches, and drinks, The Cafe takes cash or credit cards.
Bring water, comfortable walking shoes, and rain gear for you and your camera.
PERSONAL SAFETY is of utmost importance.
1. Nature photography includes inherent risks which all participants must evaluate for themselves as to the safety of any activity based on their personal abilities. Be constantly aware of your surroundings and any potential hazards which could result in injury to you or others.
DO NOT PLACE YOURSELF OR OTHERS IN DANGER!
2. By registering, you are AGREEING to the standard GNPA Warranty and Liability release.
Do not leave anything out in your car while on the trails. Keep any possessions in your car trunk or out of sight, do not provide temptations. Consider bringing a trash bag to pick up and clean while on field trips.
Thanks and enjoy nature and your fellow GNPA members.
1987 Gibbs Dr
Ball Ground, GA, US, 30107