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Gibbs Gardens Photo Walk

Date: Saturday, April 28 at 7 AM – 7 PM

Location: Gibbs Gardens 1987 Gibbs Dr. Ball Ground, Georgia 30107

Organizer: Judy Royal Glenn

We are planning on spending the day shooting at Gibbs Garden. We will carpool there.

Meet in the parking lot in front of the Rite Aid in the Homewood Shopping Center at 7:00 AM. The Garden is open from 9-5. We will stay till 5:00, so drive separately if you need to leave earlier.

We will shoot individually and meet for lunch within the Garden then meet back for departure at 5:00 at exit.

Arbor Cafe is within the Garden. Sandwiches are $7.50 and include chicken salad, roasted turkey, chicken wrap or honey or feat & cucumber on a honey oat bread. They also have salads, snack, and drinks. Here is the link to the Cafe: https://www.gibbsgardens.com/visit/arbor-cafe-menu/

Their rules state no outside food or drinks please (except water).

Tickets are $20 per person ages 18-64 years old. Seniors 65+ are $18 per person.

We will stop to get dinner on the way home, so please bring $ for food.

Sign up at the meeting on Thursday, April 19 or send a PM to Judy Royal Glenn on Facebook with your cell number so she will know you are coming.

This event is weather permitting, and it would be great to know who is planning on coming in case we need to cancel. Judy can send you a text at 6:00 AM that morning to let you know if the event is still on if rain is in the forecast.

A few extra notes via their website:

“No staged photography is permitted, whether personal or professional. Examples include engagement or senior class pictures, etc., photos that involve posing and/or changes of clothing. Monopods and tripods are welcome as you snap photos while strolling the Gardens. However, professional photography equipment, such as reflectors, is not permitted.
Drones are not permitted in the Gardens.”

Can’t wait…..see you then:)

April Field Trip to Gibbs Garden

We are planning on spending the day shooting at Gibbs Garden on Saturday, April 2. We will carpool there, shoot individually and meet for lunch within the Garden or meet back at departure.

Meet in the parking lot in front of Harry’s Pig Shop at 7:15AM (2425 Jefferson Rd , Athens GA 30607). The Garden is open from 9-5. We don’t have to stay till 5 but will shoot well past lunch.

Arbor Cafe is within the Garden. Sandwiches are $7.89 and include chicken salad, roasted turkey pimento cheese or honey ham and swiss. They also have a few salads, snack and drinks. Here is the link for the Cafe: http://www.gibbsgardens.com/visit/arbor-cafe-menu/

Their rules state no outside food or drinks please (except water). Tickets are $20 per person ages18-64 years old. Seniors 65+ are $18 per person.

Sign up at the meeting on Thursday, March 17 or send a PM to Judy Royal Glenn from the APG Facebook event page with your cell number so she will know you are coming.

This event is weather permitting, and it would be great to know who is planning on coming in case we need to cancel.

Upcoming Photo Walk

Where: The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Meet at the parking lot near the restrooms.

When: Saturday, June 20th from 9am-11am.

Why: To photograph the hummingbirds on the Hummingbird Trail

What to bring: comfortable shoes, camera or binoculars, sunscreen, bug spray, water, patience
Lead by: Judy Glenn. The Hummingbird Trail was researched and designed by Judy as she pursued photographing the Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the Garden. The trail now has 20 specific markers where Judy has found hummers coming to plants for nectar or resting in trees.