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Gibbs Gardens, Ball Ground Ga.

With all of the rain we have had and now milder temperatures, it's a great time to spend a few hours shooting at Gibbs Gardens. In case you have not been there, Gibbs is a vast landscaped garden of more than 100 acres of tailored grounds. The Japanese Garden with it's ponds and stream will be terrific. There are still lots of annuals and perennials showing and the summer wildflowers are in good shape. There is a very nice deli and dinning terrace  and trams to help you get around. Sunday hours are 9 to 5 with admission of $20 ($18 for us over 65). With our group certain to be over 20 people, everyone gets the $18 fee by identifying ourselves as SPS members. Wear good walking shoes and travel light. Be sure to have your macro and a mid range telephoto. Complete info and directions are at

Linda and I will see you at the entrance at 9. 

As always, you are welcome to call my cell with questions at[masked]-4734.

Jack Martin 

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  • Mary M.

    For all of those that wish to return to Gibbs Gardens in Oct a date of Sunday Oct 20 has been submitter, time 9:30 am. I would like to do it on a Saturday Oct. the 19, but It has been said Sunday is less crowded.Would meet at the ticket booth as before Is there a discount for groups?So lets do it

    September 20, 2013

  • Lou R.

    David Akoubian shoots for Gibbs. He said "mid-Oct". I would think weekend of Oct 19th-20th would be ideal.

    September 19, 2013

  • Frank I.

    I can't wait for the Autumn colors to peak at Gibbs.

    September 17, 2013

  • Frank I.

    The club should return when the autumn colors peak.

    September 16, 2013

  • Janerio M.

    I'll be going back.

    September 16, 2013

  • Frank I.

    I am always inspired, motivated , challenged ,& educated by other photographers, regardless of their skill level because everybody has their own "eye" and style.

    2 · September 16, 2013

  • Eddie R.

    good trip

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Lou R.

    It was good to see a lot of people I haven't seen in a while. And as usual, I learned a few things that will help with my photography.

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Armetrice C.

    Beautiful, I definitely plan to return next month

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • Tina E.

    Absolutely beautiful!

    September 16, 2013

  • Judi M.

    I'm sick, wish I was better...

    September 14, 2013

  • Tina E.

    Wow! Would love some "mentoring" and would really appreciate your expertise! Will see you Sunday!

    September 13, 2013

  • Carl F.

    If we have people who're attending who would like a little more one on one instruction, I'll be glad to "mentor" up to 3 people. I'll plan to be there, waiting at the gate for opening. Send me a message if you're interested.

    September 13, 2013

    • Frank I.

      That's a great idea.I am also available to help mentor people. I suggust everybody bring their camera manual.some peole have downloaded a pdf copy to their smart phonem

      September 13, 2013

    • Linda L.

      Let me know I can help too! Linda

      1 · September 13, 2013

  • Venkat

    Any one would like ride around Alpharetta, please let me know. I live on windward and can drive.

    September 11, 2013

  • Jo E.

    Hi, Jack! I want to add Jon & Jane King to the list for the Gibbs Gardens outing. Jon's a member but he and Jane are out of the country at the moment and have limited email access.

    September 9, 2013

  • Tina E.

    Have been wanting to go for awhile now - can't wait!

    September 9, 2013

  • Jo E.

    Looking forward to finally getting to these gardens!

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Hal J.

    I'm guessing it's a 9AM thing, not 9PM, so my grandson's travel baseball game is going to take precedence... but the thought of a special dusk/sundown shoot at Gibbs in the fall would be great if we might arrange it. October maybe?

    September 5, 2013

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