Docent Training Course V

February 20, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Smith-Gilbert Gardens
2382 Pine Mountain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Anna Bell King

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Docent training 2017

Smith-Gilbert Gardens seeking volunteers to lead tours

Do you like being outdoors and sharing information with eager learners?  Join our volunteer docents (guides) at Smith-Gilbert Gardens and get ready to conduct tours in Spring 2017!

‘That Lambs Ear is like a blanket, so soft’ or ‘wow, these pitcher plants are cool, I cannot believe how many insects it has trapped’; these are a few of the wonderful reactions children share with you during a guided tour of the garden.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens, a 16 acre botanical garden with more than 3000 species of plants, about 30 outdoors sculptures and a historic home on site, is seeking volunteers to help lead tours of interested visitors, both children and adults.

All who are interested should contact us at and sign up for the free docent course starting January 23, 2017. During 5 consecutive Mondays (1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20) from 9:30am-Noon you will receive training providing you with the necessary info in horticulture, history of the property, info about the sculpture and how to tour children through the gardens to confidently lead a tour around the gardens.

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Garden Hours

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

Drop-in Guided Tours
11:00 am, Fridays and Saturdays May-July, September-October

Purchase guided tour tickets here »

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. *

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
    Group Tours Book a Tour

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    Kennesaw, Georgia 30152

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