I visited Gibbs Gardens up in Ball Ground, GA last week. The gardens have been under planning and development for about 30 years and just opened to the public this past March. Hands down my favorite part was the Japanese garden. I loved all of the little Buddha statues and pagodas. The purple irises really stood out against the various shades of green. When I got home and looked at the pictures that I had taken I realized just how carefully planned all of the textures, colors and sizes were. The attention to detail throughout the gardens is impressive, to say the least.