Inspiration Awaits at Gibbs Gardens

Inspiration Backyard

I like to layout and install plant collections as a way to inspire and teach potential generations. Jim Gibbs

The Inspiration Garden—Gibbs Gardens’ unique new, 4-period garden—will open up Element 1 to the community on April 13.

This garden—the final result of violent destruction tamed by unwavering vision—is an wonderful gardening accomplishment.    

When remnants of Hurricane Irma wiped out a wide hillside in his beloved Gibbs Gardens in 2017, owner/developer Jim Gibbs didn’t hesitate. With a lemons-to-lemonade way of thinking, he set to work acquiring a one particular-of-a-variety, dream garden to inspire, advise and introduce home gardeners to new options for their own yards.

Right after almost four yrs of clearing, planting and developing, Stage 1 of the Inspiration Backyard will open April 13. Spanning 150-ft of elevation from the Valley Gardens to the Manor Household, the new 4-time backyard characteristics conveniently walkable pathways that wind though acres of distinctive dwarf and uncommon plant collections, big boulders/stone perform and vivid flowering favorites—along with some new surprises. &#13

Plant collections include: &#13

  • Dwarf Conifer Collection “hundreds, additional than you can depend,” suggests Gibbs in in excess of 200 kinds
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  • Encore Azalea Assortment with far more than 1500 azaleas in all 33 Kinds.
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  • Indigenous Azalea Assortment, much more than 1000 symbolizing 100 in addition versions.
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  • Dwarf Japanese Dissectum Maple Selection with more than 100 new uncommon versions.
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  • Japanese Maples Selection, Acer palmatum and Acer japonicum, 100+ Versions.
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  • Dwarf Rose Assortment – Drift Collection Knockout Rose Collection, the full sequence.

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Dwarf sizes get the job done well for landscaping homes, Gibbs explained. “In addition to obtaining plants on a scale that does not overpower the residence landscape, conifers are evergreen, making a 4-time yard. They present lovely blue-grey, eco-friendly and chartreuse shade, even in winter season when every little thing else is bleak and trees have dropped their leaves.” &#13

Conifer crops highlighted in the Inspiration Back garden are low routine maintenance. Backyard spaces are made to demonstrate how mixed groups of plantings work together based mostly on solar, shade and part shade light prerequisites.

“I like to layout and install plant collections as a way to encourage and educate foreseeable future generations,” reported Jim Gibbs. At the moment Gibbs Gardens has 16 gardens featuring plant collections with 5 additional prepared for 2021 and further than. As the founder of Gibbs Landscape Organization, he has extra than 50 yrs of experience performing with dwelling homeowners to fix their gardening issues. Jim Gibbs and his organization has acquired extra than 300 hundred regional and countrywide awards for their landscaping and horticulture achievements. The Inspiration Backyard garden demonstrates revolutionary methods to solve water drainage, hilly topography and shade issues.

Gibbs Gardens was just lately named one of the prime 13 botanical gardens in the U.S.

For information on Gibbs Gardens Inspiration Gardens and other specifics, go to or

Gibbs Gardens is situated at 1987 Gibbs Push, Ball Ground, Ga. 30107. &#13

For far more information contact 770-893-1880 or go to [email protected]

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