Scarecrow Daze @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm
Citizen Science Homeschool Series: The Great Sunflower Project @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the important role pollinators play and how they affect our daily lives.


The Citizen Science Homeschool Series for 2018-19 is open to students in grades K-5. Every month, students will learn about a different citizen science project, the issues surrounding the project and how they can get involved. In addition to learning about current issues in science, students will learn and practice observation, recording and communication skills.

Preregistration in advance of each program is required, so that we can ensure adequate staffing and program materials.

To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application and a garden representative will contact you. 


Garden Members                                                                            General Public

Parent                                  Free                                                       Parent                                  $7.00

First Student                      $10.00                                                   First Student                      $15.00

Additional Students        $8.00                                                     Additional Students        $13.00

Children Under 5              Free                                                       Children Under 5              Free


Admission to this program gives you access to the gardens all day…great for a picnic lunch and independent study! Adults who are Members of Smith-Gilbert Gardens receive free admission. For further details or to register, email or call Smith-Gilbert Gardens at (770) 919-0248.

Pre-registration is required. Please register online: Homeschool Series

Gardencraft Series: Shibori @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, October 20 10AM-12PM                                       

Class Fee: $45/$35(Member Rate) OR Bring a friend and both of you get a discounted rate: $40/$30 (Member Rate)

Instructor: Debbie Wolfe

Learn traditional methods of tye dying with natural indigo dye, and leave with your own hand-dyed scarf.

Garden Stories: What’s That Tiny Tree? @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Oct 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Garden Stories

Pre-registration required

Children aged 2 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.


SGG Member Child: $5 ($6 after October 22nd)

Non-Member Child: $7 ($8 after October 22nd)

Adults pay regular admission;

additional participating children are $5 each ($6 after October 22nd)

Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Ticket price will increase for registrations made after the Monday before the program date. Groupons and other promotional discounts may not be used for Garden Stories participants or accompanying adults and children.

Garden Gallop 5K @ Downtown Kennesaw
Oct 27 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am


Join us as we kick off the 6th and final race of the 2018 Kennesaw Grand Prix Series with the Garden Gallop 5K, benefitting the Smith-Gilbert Gardens educational 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. The race is professionally timed and an AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier (GA1103OWC). Participants will cross the finish line with a post race party on the City Plaza to celebrate with family and friends! Each participant will receive a long sleeve soft cotton blend shirt!

For Race Details and Registration 

Event details and schedule

*No dogs allowed. We welcome strollers and walkers to please line up behind runners.

Race Day Schedule

6:30AM Race day packet pickup and late registration opens

7:30AM 1 Mile Fun Run Start

8:00AM 5K Start

8:55AM Tot Trot

9:15AM Awards Ceremony

Late Registration

Packet Pickup at Big Peach Running Co Kennesaw 10/24 and 10/25 ($30)

Race Day ($35 cash only)

Packet Pickup

Big Peach Running Co Kennesaw – Wednesday 10/24 and Thursday 10/25 4:00PM-8:00PM


Several lots are available in downtown Kennesaw including Kennesaw First Baptist Church.

Race Start

Race will start in front of Kennesaw First Baptist Church at 2958 North Main Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144


Awards for first overall M/F and Masters M/F runners and top 3 M/F runners in fourteen age brackets. Special VIP reception for first 50 finishers.

Kennesaw Grand Prix Series

Participate in four of the six 5k races to be a Grand Prix Finisher and receive a specially designed hooded pullover. The ultimate SWAG item!! Let us reward you with this premium soft french terry pullover.  The blend will help you stay warm and comfortable.  Add in a great color with our Kennesaw Grand Prix logo and you have earned this season’s “Must Have” item and our “thanks” for participating in the series.


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