Jim Gibbs is the retired President and founder of Gibbs Landscape Company, one of Atlanta’s leading landscape companies for more than 40 years. He and his company are the recipient of more than 300 awards. Jim began his career after graduating from The University of Georgia in 1965 with a B.S. Degree and a major in horticulture and a minor in landscape architecture. Ceremonies to present two of his national landscape awards were held at gala White House receptions.
Jim is and has been a member of numerous trade organizations, serving as President and member of various Executive Boards and Boards of Directors. He is a founding member of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and serves as a lifetime trustee. He is a member of the Big Canoe Chapel and has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Jim is a firm believer in gardening genes. His two grandmothers were gardeners and one of his great aunts was an avid gardener. As a child he was fascinated with her beautiful gardens consisting of fountains, flowering shrubs and trees, annuals and perennials. He used to say “When I grow up I want a garden just like hers”. Jims’ mother was a blue ribbon floral arranger and she and her four sisters loved to garden. Some of the large English boxwoods in his garden were passed down to him from his aunt.