Japanese Maples Festival at Gibbs Gardens


Ball Ground, GA

It’s hard to point to a more magnificent tree in the fall landscape than a Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), and at Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, Georgia, it’s just WOW during the annual Japanese Maples Festival from Oct. 27 through the month of November.

More than 2,000 Japanese maples in 150 varieties are putting on a brilliant display in the 40-acre Japanese Garden, the largest in the United States. This area in particular area is to be savored, with seven spring-fed ponds, islands, bridges, massive boulders and so many beautiful scenes to enjoy.

Gibbs Gardens is a pleasure garden created by the Atlanta area landscape designer Jim Gibbs, founder of Gibbs Landscape Co., one of the largest landscaping firms in Atlanta.


Less than an hour’s drive from Atlanta, the gardens are open from March 1 through Dec. 9. Check current hours of operation.

Located at 1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, GA 30107

Phone 770-893-1880 or 770-893-1881