Having seen lovely spring bulb photos on FB from a local friend, I started exploring this special Botanical Garden in North Georgia: Gibbs Gardens
Avoiding the Easter weekend due to the crowds on the road as well as here at the Gardens, we booked a ticket on line for April 8.
Very easy, having our Senior Admission on our iPhone... we were in!
At the welcome center we were greeted by the friendly resident kitty Spot and he was easy to cuddle with.
Fed and cared for by the workers and during winter when they close, he moves downstairs inside the welcome center and is being fed daily by workers that need to tend the 220 acres of garden...
We started out walking around.
Lovely setting and plenty of Japanese maples to admire
However cloudy all day, we had NO rain!
18℃ or 64.4℉
There were PLENTY of benches for resting and taking in the beauty of the gardens!
Plenty of tulips were still blooming
In the Japanese Garden, don't know what the sign above reads...
Lovely Cherry Blossoms!
This cherry tree is budding out...
We just leisurely walked our 4.3 km or 2.67 mi
The elevation ranked from 400 m or 1,312 ft to 550 m or 1,804 ft
Rolling hills with views from different heights!
Last year they ranked 2nd amongst 'BEST AMERICAN BOTANICAL GARDENS'
This all began in 1980 as a private estate of 300 acres or 121.4 ha and after 30 years it became a world-class public garden!
Back to our Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest... We enjoyed two free award nights; one of the perks when staying with one good line of hotels!
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