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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Fall Visit to Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia

Last week, I joined friends from the Neely Farm Garden Club to visit Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia - about an hour north of the Atlanta metropolitan area - link to website.  The owner of this wonderful spot is James Gibbs.
Jim Gibbs traveled for 15 years covering the nation and the world viewing gardens of every style and decided that he wanted to design and build a world class garden. He spent six years looking for a suitable site with a strong source of water and beautiful mature trees covering a rolling topography. It was truly "a dream come true" when he found the most beautiful site in the nation to construct the garden. The property is 292 acres and the house and gardens include 220 acres, making it one of the nation's largest residential estate gardens.
It was a beautiful day and we were not the only ones with this great idea.  The spaciousness of the gardens, however, made you feel like this was your private estate - a wonderful idea!

I took a lot of photos and these are just some highlights - the gardens are definitely worth the trip and I plan to go back for other seasonal visits!

This was a wonderful visit with good friends.  We even ate in the gardens - great sandwiches and a nice outdoor "picnic-like" setting.

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