Star Location Gibbs Gardens Will Wrap You In The Beauty Of Georgia's Springtime

Star Location Gibbs Gardens Will Wrap You In The Beauty Of Georgia's Springtime

Callaway Gardens can only do so much for you, but Gibbs Gardens takes you to worlds you wouldn't be able to find elsewhere.

A few weeks ago, I went with my friend to Gibbs Garden to see the famous daffodils bloom. It was toward the end of the daffodil season, so unfortunately, we weren't able to see as many as there were in all. But that wasn't important considering there were thousands of flowers throughout the garden, with a Monet bridge replica and the largest Japanese garden in the country.

Georgians usually like to run immediately to places like Callaway Gardens, but Gibbs Garden is a more peaceful location that has beautiful pathways created specifically to tour throughout the entire location. Plus, there's a cat that walks around near the cafe, and you can get the chance to see it if you're ordering something to eat!

Manor House

My favorite part of the entire trip was going to the Manor House at the top of the garden, where Mr. Gibbs, the owner of the garden, actually lives. When we went, there were people sitting everywhere near the pool, walking up the steps, and just resting on the benches. There were small hanging pots filled to-the-brim with tiny blooms of a variety of colors, from purple to baby blue, to yellow and white. I hadn't even seen those colors in petals before, so I had to take numerous close-ups of the plants.

Hanging Flower Pots at the Manor House

When you first enter the entire area, the tour guides will point out the two main locations that people will visit: the Manor House and the Japanese Garden. I was so excited to go to the Japanese Garden that I didn't even realize the Manor House would be so magical.

There are a few flights of stairs to take that continuously go higher and higher, but the journey is nothing short of breathtaking. There are various arches to walk under and flowers spread about that you can't help but take longer to walk because you don't want to miss a second of the view. The orange and yellow tulips (with a few red ones here and there) were my favorite part of the walk to the house.

The house itself was only open in the pool area, but people still took advantage of any seat they could find. The weather was perfect that day, but after a walk up the stairs, the only thing people needed was to sit down and be surrounded by nature on all sides.

Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden was amazing because of the pond in the middle of the tree-heavy area. The trees were honestly my favorite part by themselves because they cam in a variety of shapes and colors, and they were placed strategically next to each other.

The region was neither too crammed nor too vacant, especially impressive considering the time of year we visited — when flowers were either just starting to bloom or were finishing up for the year. There was a region next to the Japanese Garden with fields of red tulips, and it was impossible not to take pictures next to them.

Red Tulips in the Background

Overall, though, the trees next to the pond were the highlight of the Japanese Garden because they appeared ethereal in the videos and photos taken. Compared to the light grass and flowers in the rest of the garden, the darker leaves on the trees were definitely a nice sight for the eyes.

So if you ever find yourself looking for a cute place to go in Georgia that captures spring, Gibbs Gardens has your back!

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30 Bee Puns To Get You Through The Day

These puns are as sweet as honey.

There are few things in life that make me happier (and/or make me want to bury my face in my hands and groan loudly) than a well timed pun. This goes double if the pun involves some my favorite insects — bees. There's nothing quite as satisfying as uttering a bee pun when no one expects it, so here is a list of the top 30 bee puns around!

Use these puns to make your grandparents laugh, impress your date, spice up your Tinder profile, make friends with a beekeeper, break the ice at your new job or make everyone in the general vicinity wish they hadn't invited you to come hang out with them. You won't bee-lieve how many of these puns you'll be pollen for! You'll bee-come an instant hit at parties! You'll bee sure to thank me later.

1. "When a bee is in your hand, what's in your eye? Beauty. Because beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder."

2. "Bee puns really sting.

3. "Who's a bee's favorite singer? Bee-yoncé."

4. "What's a happy bumblebee's blood type? Bee positive!"

5. "Bee puns aren't that great. I don't get what all the buzz is about."

6. "Wasp are you talking about?"

7. "Naughty bee children really need to beehive."

8. "What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!"

9. "A bee's favorite haircut is a buzz cut!"

10. "What do you call a bee that's a sore loser? A cry bay-bee!"

11. "What's a bee's favorite flower? Bee-gonias!"

12. "Why do bees get married? Because they found their honey!"

13. "That bee is talking too quietly, it must be a mumble-bee!"

14. "Bee children take the school buzz to get to school."

15. "A bee's favorite sport is rug-bee."

16. "The bees went on strike because they wanted more honey and less working flowers."

17. "On the first day of class, bee students are given a sylla-buzz."

18. "What did one bee say to the other when they landed on the same flower? Buzz off."

19. "Who's a bee's favorite painter? Pablo Bee-casso!"

20. "A bee styles their hair with a honeycomb."

21. "When a bee writes a sonnet, they're waxing poetic."

22. "The worker bee decided to take a vacation to Stingapore last year."

23. "A bee that's been put under a spell has been bee-witched!"

24. "Say, these bee puns aren't too shab-bee."

25. "That pretentious wasp is just plain snob-bee!"

26. "Why did the bee want to use the phone? To say hi to their honey."

27. "A bee's favorite novel is the Great Gats-bee."

28. "What's a bee's favorite Spice Girls song? Wanna-bee!"

29. "What do bees like with their sushi? Wasa-bee!"

30. "Remember, bee puns are good for your health, they give you a dose of Vitamin Bee!"

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6 Things Pet-Less Dog Lovers Know to Be True

Dog-friendly places are your go-to spots, even if you don't have a dog.


If you're like me then you're absolutely obsessed with dogs. However, being a full-time student and working two jobs doesn't grant me the luxury of pet-ownership... yet. So, this is how I cope with trying to include animals in my lifestyle.

1. You learn all the names of the neighborhood dogs, and have your favorites

...And you get withdrawal symptoms when you haven't seen them in a while. There are three golden retrievers who live down my street, one of the families that own the oldest of the three recently adopted a Labrador retriever puppy. Walking by that house every day means that my neck is always craned, hoping for a glimpse of one of them, or seeing if they're outside.

2. You've been known to go to dog parks and dog beaches

Admittedly, it's super weird to go to a playground or kid-oriented place without a child, but when it's a dog, I think people understand that you just need some time around their furry companions. Owners have been understanding or friendly every time I've personally interacted with dogs at these venues.

3. Dog-friendly venues are immediately your favorites

Especially dog meet up events. Once again, the ones I've gone to are open to the public and including the pet-less public. Going to one of these is the equivalent of de-stressing or therapy for me.

4. You try to hang out at people's houses exclusively to be around their pets

Or else, if possible, ask them to bring their pets if they come over to your house. That's not weird, right?

5. You constantly ask for updates about your friends' pets

They're a part of the family too, and so one may ask for updates about a friends' sibling or parents, animal lovers will also inquire about their friends' pets. If your friend owns a pet, it's very likely they'll just give you updates on their own - not that you're complaining.

6. You're WAY too familiar with the question, "Can I pet your dog?"

And easily say it multiple times per day.

In conclusion, you're in a constant state of withdrawal and can't wait until the next time you're out and about to dog spot or interact with other peoples' pets.

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