Japanese Maples Festival Blooms at Gibbs Gardens Introducing a Celebration of Japanese Arts, Culture in a Garden Setting

Ball Ground, GA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013

The festival, featuring music, arts and events in a garden setting, will introduce another new and unique tradition on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 & 27 and Nov. 2 & 3: a celebration of Japanese arts, culture and traditions set against the singular splendor of the largest Japanese Gardens in the nation.

This festival will be presented with the support of several Japanese American organizations that provide art, dance, and a wide range of demonstrationsas a way to introduce Japanese culture to the metro Atlanta community. The Japanese Consulate will participate in the festival on Oct. 26 & 27. The Japan-America Society of Georgia will participate in the festival on Nov. 2 & 3.

Largest Japanese Gardens in US:

From the Torii Gate entrance to the Zigzag Bridge, Tsukiyama, the hill and pond stroll garden, the Japanese Gardens flow seamlessly across 40 acres with seven spring-fed ponds, islands, bridges, massive boulders and authentic hand-carved Japanese lanterns.

Imagine viewing the Japanese Green Tea Ceremony, the art of kimono dressing and classic Japanese dancing against the backdrop of 2,000 Japanese maples in brilliant fall shades of gold, yellow, orange and flame red. Picture ikebana and origami demonstrations set on a vast stretch of green lawn draped by hundreds of bright red Burning Bush.

Gibbs Gardens invites visitors to see the beauty of Japanese calligraphy and the patient art of bonsai in a garden surrounded by thousands of vibrant yellow Sweetshrub. Thrill to the exacting skills of shinkendo, kyudo and other martial arts set against a backdrop of red-leafed Sourwood, Sassafras and Dogwood. Dont miss this opportunity to experience Japanese arts and traditions in a spectacular garden setting.

16 garden venues:

The 300-acre Gibbs estate garden in Cherokee County includes 220 acres of breathtaking gardens set in mature rolling woodlands dotted with ponds, springs, streams and waterfalls. Visitors to Gibbs Gardens are amazed by the diversity and breadth of its 16 artistically designed garden venues and four feature gardens:

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