Field Trips

fieldtrip bonsaiExciting outdoor field trips! Any age group is welcome to tour the gardens.

Our current children’s tours are designed for children K through 5th Grades and are correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards.

Feel free to bring your picnic to enjoy after your tour.

Groups of 6 or more may schedule a guided tour.

Fees for tours are $6 per child.

1 adult free per 10 children, additional adults are $7 per person. All tours should be booked up to 2 weeks in advance. A deposit is required to confirm your date and time of tour. Spring are popular field trip times, please book early to ensure your date of preference.

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** Special donations allow us to offer a reduced-price field trip for school groups. These funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  One teacher/leader is admitted at no cost for every 10 students.field trip deposit

Field Trip Registration Form

Field trip Policy

For more information contact Smith-Gilbert Gardens at 770-919-0248 or

Garden Explorer

Childrens-program-3-11-14-018-225x300 (1)Geared to the young garden explorers (Kindergarten – 5th grade) where children are guided along kid appealing highlights of the garden while reinforcing what they study in the classroom. They will learn about the parts of a plant, seeds, flowers and fruits; explore the differences and similarities in plants and use their senses to explore.

Garden explorers will experience an eye opener in the kid friendly Learn & Play Garden on growing vegetables, smelling herbs, admiring colors and fragrant flowers. They will see pollinators at work, feel like a giant in between the bonsai, walk through the conifer and rock gardens, discover pitcher plants in the bog garden, smell a range of rose perfumes, glance at the beehives from a safe distance and see an educational hive up close,  discover the colorful koi…

All students participate in a hands-on activity.

For sure a breathtaking exploration.

Garden Explorer: GPS correlations
First Grade: S1L1a,b,c,d; S1E1; S1CS3a; S1CS4a; S1CS7d

Kindergarten: SKCS1a;SKCS2a; SKCS3a; SKCS4a,b,c; SKCS6b; SKE1c; SKE2a,c; SKL1c; SKL2b,c

Tour Duration: 1 hour – 1:15min.


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Use your ‘Garden Senses’

Explore the Gardens using all 5 senses by viewing forms of trees and activities of animals, listening to bird songs and waterfalls, smelling flowers, touching sculptures and tasting our wonderful Gardens’ Honey. Children will gain new awareness of their surroundings by these guided observations.

Tour duration : 50 min.

Looking for Garden Helpers: Bug Hunt tour

fieldtrip summer PR072Summer campers this is for you! Bring your group and explore the Gardens together with a docent and learn about the small garden helpers. Equipped with a magnifying lens, a ‘bug’ sheet and a knowledgeable docent you will use your observation skills to spot the arthropods and understand their function in the garden.

Tour duration : 60-75min.






Art in the Garden

art tourBring your sketch book and pencil on your tour and be inspired.

Observing nature from an artist’s point of view and sketching intricate flowers, tree shapes, outdoor sculpture, koi in the pond, bonsai trees…

Challenge yourself to title our untitled works of outdoor sculpture.

Tour duration : 60-75min.

Garden Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday & Monday Closed

Guided Tours
11:00 am, Fridays and Saturdays
Purchase guided tour tickets here »

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

2018 Holiday Hours

  • Thanksgiving
    11/22-11/23 - CLOSED  
    11/24 - Open regular hours
  • Christmas
    12/22; 12/25; 1/1-CLOSED
  • Admission

    Adults $7
    Seniors (age 60+)
    KSU Student
    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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    Guided Tours Available

    Fridays and Saturdays at 11AM

    Additional $3/person