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.
The gardens are a virtual feast for your eyes. If walking thru them isn’t for you, there is a trolley available. Strolling musicians are often in the Gardens many Saturday & Sundays throughout the day in the Spring & Fall. Concerts are offered most any Saturday night -April – June & again when the weather cools in September. Lectures are available on subjects like Bee Keeping & Best Plants for Spring, etc. other activities include Monet Water Lilly Festival, Fall Festivals, & Arts Craft Shows.
If you buy the $50 Annual Membership your admission is paid for all activities available for 365 days from your purchase.