Gardens of Gainesville

3315 Thompson Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506

About the community

The Gardens of Gainesville is situated at the base of the North Georgia Mountains on the outskirts of downtown Gainesville and a short distance from Lake Lanier.

Offering Independent Senior Living (with services available), Assisted Living and Memory Care, The Gardens of Gainesville offers true aging-in-place options in a setting purposefully designed to promote health and wellness.

The campus environment offers many options for all residents and their families to enjoy.

The Gardens of Gainesville (formerly known as Dogwood Forest and The Holbrook of Lake Lanier)
has deep roots in in the area. Our community has been established for over 18 years. Volunteers, Medical Partnerships, Church Alliances, Community Resources along with our Experienced staff and Excellent Team leadership make this an award winning community.

Entering the community through the covered portico is reminiscent of walking into a gracious southern home. Inside, the foyer is open with tall ceilings, a beautiful traditional style living room and the library with a fireplace straight ahead. Listen quietly and you will catch soothing music that gently fills the air.

Beyond the entrance area lays a classically decorated community that boasts a beautiful dining room with fireplace, living room with...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at Gardens of Gainesville

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
International cuisine
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Indoor atrium

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Languages spoken

American sign language

Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Protestant services

Reviews of Gardens of Gainesville


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June 18, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Tour of Gardens of Gainesville

The tour that we got was fine, the girl who was giving it was newer so she was not able to answer all of the questions that we had. It was a little pricier and further than another one we looked into so we passed on them.

Response from Gardens of Gainesville

June 29, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to visit our community. I am the Executive Director and would welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally about your concerns about cost. We offer a wide variety of services and floor plans that accommodate personal preferences and budgets. We are committed to working closely with residents to help them identify the best possible options for their needs. Please contact me at the community at your earliest convenience if I can be of assistance.

September 22, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Beautiful Community

My parents are settling in nicely at Gardens of Gainesville. They really like it there. It is a beautiful and clean community. The staff is very friendly and caring. It is very easy to communicate with the staff members either by phone or text. Also, my parents have phone service in their room so it is easy to contact them. I have dined there several times with my parents and the food is really good. They offer choices and variety in their meals. They encourage the residents to participate but respect the residences preferences if they don't wish to engage. The atmosphere is like southern living home. Very warm and cozy. They have areas for residents to gather and socialize, such as a courtyard, a library, a living room, and a craft area. They have a lot to choose from. I would absolutely recommend this community to others.

September 12, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Mom and Dad new home

The care at this community for my parents. The staff is very caring and attentive to their needs. The staff has made my parents feel like they are at home with family. The community is clean and my parents are adjusting very well. They are offered to participate with the other residents. We would recommend this community for the care of a loved one.

August 17, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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Care and options

We liked the tour from the nice staff. This is a clean community with a nice environment for care. The meals seemed to be appealing. They did not have a dr at night in case I needed a physician. We liked that they had a lot to offer. We would have liked this community. Families should tour this community for the care and value that is offered.

December 5, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community

We really liked this place. It was very nice and there were a couple of options that interested us. One of the best we've seen so far.

December 1, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Very Nice Community, My Wife is Well

This is a very nice community, and I'am pleased with my wife's move here. She is doing very well, and being cared for well. They have a great staff, and they are always willing to help. The community is well maintained. I know they do a good job with the cleanliness, everything is very neat and tidy. There are activities for the residents. I would say the meals could use some improvement. It has been a good experience. I can sleep good at night knowing she is safe and in a good place. This is a community I would recommend.

December 1, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community

This community just felt like home. The rooms were spacious and each resident had a space outside their room to show their individuality, whether it be their favorite sports mascot, sculptures from their missions in Africa or a child's statue playing hide and seek. They also have two dogs that share both the assisted and memory care units and the residents love them dearly. I could say more, but you really have to experience this one!

November 23, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Helpful Caring Community

This community has really bent over backwards for us. They have been very helpful and accommodating through out this whole process. My mother is doing great, she is still adjusting, but overall everything is well. They are caring for her very well, and I'am pleased. They have really provided me with a peace of mind knowing she is safe and in good hands. This is a community I would recommend.

August 29, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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My Mother Is Doing Amazing

This is truly an amazing community. I'am very impressed with everything they have done for us. My mother has improved so much since her move here. She loves it here and has adjusted well to it. She is being cared for very well. I know she is safe and in very good hands. I have already recommended this community and will continue to doing so. Everything has worked out very well.

August 25, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
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Very satisfied!

My mother in law is doing great at Dogwood Forest of Gainesville. The staff were helpful with the move and have made it a smooth transition for my mother in law. Everything has been wonderful at Dogwood Forest!

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