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PHOTOS: The USA's Largest Daffodil Display in Bloom | Frommer's Gibbs Gardens

PHOTOS: The USA's Largest Daffodil Display in Bloom

Did you know that a town in North Georgia lays claim to having the largest daffodil display in the United States?

Around 20 million of those cheerful white-and-yellow harbingers of spring bloom over a period of about six weeks at the 300-acre Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, located an hour's drive north of Atlanta.


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More than 200 different daffodil varieties have been planted in valleys and on hillsides at the estate, which began welcoming visitors in 2012. A mix of early, mid-season, and late bloomers are cultivated to stretch the spring viewing window.

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The daffodil garden opened for 2021 last week and is expected to remain in bloom until April 16 or so. If Mother Nature cooperates, that should put the mid-season peak somewhere around the first day of spring, which falls this year on Saturday, March 20.


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Besides the millions of daffodils, other garden highlights to delight the eye and aggravate the allergies this time of year include forsythia, quince, and spiraea, as well as flowering dogwood and cherry trees. 

Owner Jim Gibbs told TravelAwaits that visitors in 2021 can expect to see more rows of tulips, crocus, and hyacinth, too.

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The meticulously landscaped grounds are surrounded by forest and dotted with sculptures, benches, and picturesque bridges spanning trickling streams. There are even some ponds with water lilies that would make Monet reach for his paintbrush.

If you can't make it to Georgia before daffodil season ends, get inspired for a visit to Gibbs Gardens next spring by following @gibbsgardens on Instagram and Facebook or watching the below 2018 slideshow of daffodil photos, appropriately set to "Here Comes the Sun" (it's been a long cold lonely winter indeed).

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To go to Gibbs Gardens in person, tickets must be purchased in advance online. Admission costs $20 for adults, $10 for kids ages 17 and under. 

 
 
 
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