• "Great American Main Street Award® Winner"
    - National Main Street Center, Inc. 2016
  • "The South's Best Small Towns 2017"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2017
  • "4th Best Summer Weekend Escape"
    - USA Today Travel 2014

  • "4th Best Underground Attraction"
    - USA Today 2016 - Consolidated Gold Mine
  • "Best Wine Town Runner Up, Southern Dream Towns"
    - Garden & Gun Magazine 2012
  • "10th Best Historic Small Town"
    - USA Today 2016
  • "10th Best Course You Can Play in Georgia - Achasta"
    - Golfweek Magazine
  • "Dahlonega: Small-town Escape"
    - Southern Living Magazine 2012
  • "Wine Tasting Room Capital of Georgia"
    - Georgia's State Senate Resolution 2015

  • "National Main Street City"
    - National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • "Official Appalachian Trail Community"
    - Appalachian Trail Conservancy 2010
  • "Georgia's Premier Sports Cycling Community"
    - Georgia General Assembly Resolution 2005
  • "Site of First Major U.S. Gold Rush"
    - Thousands of Miners, 1829-1849

Gardens & Parks

Gibbs Gardens, Ball Ground, GA

Gibbs Gardens  (770) 893-1881
   1987 Gibbs Drive, Ball Ground, Georgia 30107

  Admission fee charged. No fee for parking. CafĂ© on site.

Just an easy 45 minute drive from Dahlonega is Gibbs Gardens, 220 acres of artistically landscaped gardens surrounded by majestic forest, spring-fed ponds, streams, waterfalls and bridge crossings. Designed to offer four seasons of color, there are sixteen garden venues. The season kicks off with Daffodils in March, over 20 million. Other highlights include the Manor House Gardens with lush terraces and the Monet Waterlily Gardens with 140 varieties of waterlilies, The Japanese Gardens, feature a collection of Japanese maples and 40 handcrafted lanterns. Ferns, roses, hydrangeas, azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods, daylilies and wildflowers are also featured.

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Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber & Visitors Bureau  |  13 South Park Street  |  Dahlonega, GA 30533  |  (706) 864-3711 or (800) 231-5543.