Originally conceived in 1930, after owner Cason Callaway wished to preserve the eco-system of the native plumleaf azalea, the family established the 6500-acre resort in stages. There are more horticultural opportunities than I can take advantage of each year, so I never tire of returning.
This landscape designer purchased over 300 acres about 35 years ago and has been developing them ever since. Last year he opened the grounds to the public and wow! What a refreshing place to visit.
Gibbs Gardens, like Callaway Gardens, sparks the dry wood of my lack luster talents and gives me just the right amount of inspiration to come home and try something myself.