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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Let your friends and family know that online registration closes at midnight TONIGHT for the Garden Gallop 5K — the sixth and final running event in the 2016 Kennesaw Grand Prix Series. Proceeds from the race on Saturday, October 29 will benefit Kennesaw's Smith-Gilbert Gardens. bit.ly/2dVdXPe
We look forward to seeing you all there!
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Have you ever thought about having an outdoor wedding...with all that natural beauty surrounding you and your loved ones?
Well now your fairytale dream can come true at Smith-Gilbert Gardens!

Click the link below for more information!

Photo Cred to Brittany Rae: www.brittanyraephoto.com/
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We were so excited to hear about Michele's story that we had to share it with you!
"My family started running a lot together when my mom set a goal to run a 5K in all 50 states before she turned 50 – we had a lot of fun trying different runs in so many fun locations. While running isn’t my favorite activity, it was always a great time when it was shared with others. Since then, I have continued the tradition and have run 5Ks with lots of members of the family (even four-legged)!
At my sister’s wedding this past July, I decided that I wanted to really get in shape for my own October wedding and I wanted running to help me get there. My cousin & maid of honor Molly and I kicked it off with the Peachtree just two days after my sister’s wedding and I haven’t stopped since. I’ve been running three times a week or more including every Saturday morning.
During one of my Saturday morning runs, I thought it would be a great idea to combine my wedding workout with all of the friends and family that would be in town for the weekend and started looking for a fun 5K to run. I might be crazy to run a 5k on the morning of my wedding, but I (and 20 of my friends and family) m so excited to put on a costume and run the Garden Gallop 5K on October 29! It will be a great memory to share with my family, but will also make my Saturday morning run a little more bearable."

Join us and Michele for a fun filled day on October 29th! Bring all of your friends and dress-up! There will be prizes for the best costumes!

Register here!

Pictured: Molly (cousin, maid of honor), Mary (mom), Colbie (our dog) and Louie (brother and groomsman)
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Full Calendar

Oct 13 2016 – Jan 20 2017 all-day Smith-Gilbert Gardens
This multi module program strives to introduce the enthusiast to beekeeping and to support participants along the way for the first year. By next spring you could have your own hive and bees buzzing around your garden – the sure sign of a healthy garden !The course is split up into two modules: Becoming a beekeeper and running your own...
Oct 29 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am
Join us as we kick off the 6th and final race of the 2016 Kennesaw Grand Prix Series with the Garden Gallop 5K, benefitting the Smith-Gilbert Gardens educat ional programming and live plant collections. Run/walk through Kennesaw’s downtown Main St. and through Swift Cantrell Park. Our course is fast and flat, well marked, and USATF Certified with no automobile traffic....
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Registration required Take in the beautiful warm fall colors and learn what specimen you could plant in your garden to enjoy unique fall color. Garden Manager Lisa Bartlett will guide and inform you about landscaping with fall color in mind. Cost: SGG members $10 Non-Members $20 REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. SPACE IS LIMITED
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Kennesaw’s Smith-Gilbert Gardens is hosting its 3rd Annual Day of Bonsai Event on Saturday, November 12th, from 10 am to 4 pm. Garden staff and Bonsai Study Group volunteers will be introducing their bonsai collection to both laypersons and bonsai aficionados. The event features an all-day demonstration by renowned bonsai expert Rodney Clemons, which will be held outside in the bonsai...

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. *

2016 Holiday Hours

  • Thanksgiving 11/24-11/25 - CLOSED  
    *11/26 - Open regular hours
  • Christmas 12/23-12/26 - CLOSED


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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