October 2014 flower festivals at Gibbs Gardens
Click on each flower above for a photo tour of these flower festivals.
Visit Japan at Gibbs Gardens
JAPANESE MAPLES FESTIVAL
October 1 through November*
Enjoy more than six weeks of spectacular, eye-popping fall color throughout Gibbs Gardens. View the brilliant hues of Japanese Maples early, mid and late season foliage. * Autumn color depends upon the weather. Photo by Rick Cannon.
Gibbs Gardens presents...
The Second Annual
Japanese Arts & Culture Festival
Saturday and Sunday
Oct. 25 & 26 and Nov. 1 & 2*
Nishizaki Suiga no Kai dancers present “Traditional Japanese Dance,” a symbolic icon of Japanese history dating back more than 400 years.
FOUR DAYS OF FESTIVAL EVENTS
Experience Japanese martial arts, including Kyudo (archery), Shinkendo (swordsmanship), Jiu jitsu, Aiki jujutsu, Karate—and new this year Sumo wrestling and Kendo (fencing)
Take part in Ikebana, Bonsai, and Origami workshops then check out your name in Japanese Calligraphy.
Enjoy Chanoyu (authentic Japanese tea ceremonies)—a 400-year old tradition—and the art of Koten dancing, Taiko (drum) dancing, Kimono dressing, and Matsu – Zukushi, a traditional Japanese dance . . . and more.
Learn more about Japanese life, business and culture at the exhibit hosted by the Japanese Consulate of Atlanta.
Try authentic cuisine by Kotobuki Restaurant, Japanese delicacies from Tomato and Japanese arts and crafts from Washi Accents and The Konnichiwa Club. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase. The Arbor Café will be open for its regular hours.
*Activities will run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on both Saturdays and Sundays.
Kotobuki Restaurant menu for Oct. 25 & 26, Nov. 1 & 2:
Very traditional sushi roll
Gyudon (marinated beef over the rice)
Yakimesi bento (Fried rice with teriyaki or spicy chicken)
Okonomiyaki (Japanese cabbage pancakes, a very popular dish in Japan)
Japanese curry over the rice
Green-tea Cha (sencha, maccha, genmaicha, houjicha from Shizuoka, Japan—a very famous tea field).
Please note: Credit cards will not be accepted for food purchases due to limited cell service.
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Now through November 2
54 activities are planned for
The Japanese Arts & Culture Festival
Magnificent panoramas of bright reds, warm golds, amber and flame colored foliage await you throughout the gardens.
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
The Gardens are in fall glory
October 1 through November
The Waterlily Gardens continue to thrill visitors.
View magnificent jewel-tone flowers reflected in sparkling ponds
Reflections mirror the beauty above. Hundreds of waterlilies are at peak bloom now. Photo by Rick Cannon.
Roses Continue to Bloom.
Over a thousand roses add vibrant color to the sweeping ridges of the Valley Gardens.
Our hills and valley
are ablaze with fall color
The eight-acre Wildflower Meadow colors the hills with untamed bursts of bright goldenrod, amber-toned asters and fiery sumac. Photo by Rick Cannon.
Experience the beauty of nature seamlessly blended with 220 acres of artistically designed Gardens. Feast your senses on breathtaking beauty you will not experience anywhere else.
DON’T MISS THE FUN AT GIBBS GARDENS
The fun starts now at Gibbs Gardens. Join us every weekend for spectacular gardens, live music, festivals and eye-popping fall color.
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Oct. 1- Nov.: The Japanese Maples Festival features beautiful fall foliage throughout the entire Garden. Every two weeks early, mid and late season Japanese maples—more than 2,000 of 100 varieties—come into peak color. Fall gets a head start in Gibbs Gardens. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue ridge Mountains, Gibbs Gardens’ rolling hills are at over 1,500 feet of elevation, which means cooler nights and earlier fall foliage.
Oct. 25 & 26, Nov 1 & 2: Japanese Arts & Culture Festival featuring Japanese dancing, live music, tea ceremonies, kimono dressing, drum dancers, kyudo, martial arts, ikebana, bonsai and many more. Authentic Japanese food service by Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant.
November 1-30: The Japanese Maples Festival features beautiful fall foliage throughout the entire Garden. Every two weeks early, mid and late season Japanese maples—more than 2,000 of 100 varieties—come into peak color. Fall gets a head start in Gibbs Gardens. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue ridge Mountains, Gibbs Gardens’ rolling hills are at over 1,500 feet of elevation, which means cooler nights and earlier fall foliage.
Nov. 1 & 2: Japanese Arts & Culture Festival featuring Japanese dancing, live music, tea ceremonies, kimono dressing, drum dancers, kyudo, martial arts, ikebana, bonsai and many more. Authentic Japanese food service by Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant.
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Enjoy our mountain vistas
View rolling hills in autumn hues set against sprawling mountain vistas. Sit a spell in one of the rocking chairs on the Manor House veranda and gaze at Mt. Oglethorpe—the southernmost peak of the Blue Ridge Mountains—at an elevation of 3,300 feet.
REMEMBER: There’s never an extra charge for members to attend special events at Gibbs Gardens; non-members pay regular admission fee only. Free parking. Check out our flower and fall foliage festivals and event details at gibbsgardens.com
MEMBERS... bring a friend every time you visit the Gardens. Encourage them to use the credit from their ticket purchase to buy a membership before they leave. You'll receive a credit on your account for a one-day pass, good through December 13, 2015. The more you sign up, the more passes you accumulate!
Annual Memberships are valid 365 days from date of issue.
ORDER DAFFODILS NOW
Plant in November and December
Jim Gibbs selected his favorite daffodils for each of his four collections. All of these bulbs will naturalize, meaning each bulb will divide and double annually.
ENJOY SIX WEEKS OF CUT FLOWERS
Order Hills and Dales, Here Comes the Sun, Accents of Yellow and Orange or Jim's Fragrance Collection. Each collection contains one-third early blooms (2 weeks), one-third mid-season blooms (2 weeks) and one-third late fragrant blooms (2 weeks). For more information and to order click here.
Don’t forget: Gibbs Gardens blooms for you,