A new 300-acre estate garden designed by award-winning landscape designer Jim Gibbs and featuring 16 luxurious gardens a short drive from Chattanooga is now open to the public. Home to what may be the largest daffodil display in the world, the Gibbs Gardens estate also features the 40-acre Japanese Gardens and the Water Lily Gardens with 140 varieties of unique lilies and a replica of the bridge in Monet’s Garden at Giverny.
Distinguished by 220 acres of gardens set in a mature forest in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains, the Manor House Gardens include seven flowering terraces covering 150 feet of elevation from Arbor Crest Manor House to the valley.
Designed by renowned landscape designer Jim Gibbs, his work has received more than 250 awards for landscaping design excellence, including two he received at White House ceremonies.
Gibbs Gardens “Seasons of Color” truly makes it an ideal year-round destination. The bloom calendar begins in March 2012 with the Daffodil Festival, and concludes in November with the Wildflower Festival and Oktoberfest.