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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Good morning! Early morning light illuminating Magnolia 'Spring Snow' ... See MoreSee Less

This is one of our favorite quince in flower now. Psudocydonia sinensis 'Toyo Nishiki' which in Japanese means plentiful brocade, referring to the multi color of the abundant flowers. In summer it produces fragrant and edible fruit. ... See MoreSee Less

We aren't the only ones happy that the Quince are in flower at the garden...check out her pollen sack...that means the Queen is laying! ... See MoreSee Less

Spring is well on its way and our docents are getting ready to start touring! If you would like to schedule a tour, or perhaps volunteer with us, email us at info@smithgilbertgardens.com ... See MoreSee Less


Full Calendar

Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Led by Bonsai Curator Rodney Clemons 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch 12 noon – 1 p.m.) Open to visitors; free, after paid garden admission Rodney Clemons visits Smith-Gilbert Gardens on the 2nd Saturday of each month (some exceptions as noted on the events calendar) to oversee, evaluate, care for, and prune the Gardens’ bonsai collection. Along with a small...
Mar 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Garden Stories Children aged 3 to 6 years old and their caregiver will enjoy a story on a garden-related topic. Along with story time, accompanying activities will vary monthly and may include related arts, crafts, dance or organized play. Participation in Garden Stories gives you admission to the Gardens for the entire day. Cost: SGG Member Child: $5 Non-Member Child $7....
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Hypertufa: go home with your own hypertufa planter! Hypertufa is a mixture of concrete, peat moss and perlite. Creative gardeners use this concoction to make their own troughs, flower pots, bird baths and free from sculpture. All supplies provided, you bring your imagination and will go home with your finished flower trough. Instructor: Lee Culver Sat. Mar. 25        1-4pm Fee:...
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Homeschool Days at the Gardens Supplement your homeschool curriculum with interactive learning moments in the garden. All homeschool days include a variety of in depth learning stations offering hands-on, guided discovery experience.  Includes theme specific tour and a make and take element. 10am-1pm   Participation fee:  $7/child. Adults pay regular garden admission. STEM focused for children ages 5-12. Younger siblings...

Garden Hours

Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday & Monday Closed

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

2017 Holiday Hours

  • Thanksgiving 11/23-11/24 - CLOSED  
    *11/25 - Open regular hours


Adults $7
Seniors (age 60+) or Active Military
(with ID)
Children, ages 6-12
(with family)
Children, ages 5 and younger
(with family)
SGG Members Free
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2382 Pine Mountain Road
Kennesaw, Georgia 30152

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