Welcome to Smith-Gilbert Gardens!

Welcome to one of North Georgia’s hidden gems, Smith-Gilbert Gardens.  As an established collectors garden, we have over 3,000 species of plants, many unique to American gardens. Having grown through the years, the Gardens stand out as an exceptional blend of art, history and horticulture, all creating a tranquil respite of reflection and enjoyment.

We hope that you will enjoy your visit to our website, but most importantly, we invite you to experience firsthand the beauty and fascination of Smith-Gilbert Gardens.


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Here’s our officially compiled list from yesterday’s GBBC event! Thank you to all who came out, especially our volunteers who guided bird walks, built bluebird nest boxes, read stories and introduced our guests to citizen science. Special thanks also to Atlanta Audubon Society and Bird Watcher Supply Company for supporting our education and conservation efforts. ... See MoreSee Less

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Two of our expert borders for our GBBC event today! ... See MoreSee Less

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They walk down trees and talk like rubber duckies...nuthatches! Three kinds are hanging out at SGG this winter. If you sit still and quiet for a few moments near one of the bird feeders, you will no doubt have a chance to meet them.

The white breasted nuthatch is found throughout North America as a year round resident of mature hardwood forests. The brown headed nuthatch is a year-round resident of southeastern pine forests.

The red breasted nuthatch is a less common visitor to our area. It lives in cool climates in summer and migrates south for the winter. Even so, sightings this far south are not common. Colder than normal weather has brought them further south in 2019, so take the opportunity to find them while they're in town!

Have you seen any unusual birds this winter?
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Look what we spotted at the Gardens!

Sandhill Crane "Grus canadensis".

The Sandhill Crane is one of the many unique species of birds that often appear at the annual GBBC (Great Backyard Bird Count) that we host at Smith-Gilbert Gardens in partnership with the Atlanta Audubon Society. This years GBBC is taking place this Saturday, February 16th at 9:00 AM-2:00 PM. We are providing guided bird walks running about every half-hour, led by expert birders.

Here's 3 Ways to spot the Cranes for yourself...

1) Listen for their call : Sandhill Cranes have a very distinctive "trumpet" sounding call that can be easily distinguished. Watch the video in the comments to hear the sound!

2) Be in the line of their migratory path back to the North: Smith-Gilbert Gardens is in a direct migration path for these cranes, and the Sandhill Crane migrates over the gardens at two different times of the year.

3) If you hear the Sandhill Crane's call, look up to the sky, they are very easy to spot because they travel in large flocks in a V pattern.

At the Garden, we are seeing: Cedar Waxwings, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Blue Jays, and more! What kinds of birds have you seen in your neck of the woods? We'd love to see pictures!
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Garden Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm
LAST ENTRY AT 3:15 pm
Sunday & Monday Closed

Guided tours for groups of 10 or more available by appointment.

*Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the garden premises, with the exception of service animals. *

2019 Holiday Hours

  • July 4th
    OPEN

  • Thanksgiving
    11/28-11/29 - CLOSED  
    11/30 - Open regular hours
  • Christmas
    12/24-12/25-CLOSED
    1/1-CLOSED
  • Admission

    General Admission $7
    Seniors (age 60+)
    Military
    Universtity Student
    $6
    Children, ages 6-12
    (with family)
    $5
    Children, ages 5 and younger
    (with family)
    Free
    SGG Members Free
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    2382 Pine Mountain Road
    Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
    770.919.0248

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