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Feb
18
Mon
Docent Training @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Smith-Gilbert Gardens seeks volunteers to join its team of docents. These highly-trained volunteers will lead interactive tours of the collections at the Gardens. Docents enhance the visitor experience through facilitating discussion and acting as a vital link between our plant and art collection and the visitor.

 Beginning Monday, January 28th, prospective docents will participate in a docent training course designed to prepare individuals to lead tours and assist with programs designed for children and adult groups. Classes will be conducted weekly at the Gardens, located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road in Kennesaw, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm for five consecutive weeks. Docents will learn about the variety of plants, flowers, and sculptures in the 16 acre Gardens as well as the story of the property and its historic Hiram Butler House. In addition, they will become familiar with techniques for presenting educational programs to children.

Docents are called upon to lead or assist with groups touring the Gardens. Weekday morning availability is imperative for this position. Besides leading tours, docents can become involved in programs such as our Garden Ecology Homeschool Series, Garden Stories, and more!

This a great position for retired and future teachers, volunteers who enjoy working with children, and those who love to share their passions with others.

No background in horticulture, botany, or gardening is required. We will teach you all you need to know!

Docents are required to submit a formal application, available on the website www.smithgilbertgardens.com, and must submit to a background check and drug screen.

For more information, please contact Anna Bell King at 770-919-0248 or via e-mail at aking@kennesaw-ga.gov.

January 28: History
February 4: Garden Art
February 11: Horticulture, Garden Info and Tour w Lisa
February 18: Adult Garden Tour w Patsy
February 25: School Field Trip Tour w Bruce Hornbuckle
March 4: A special presentation: PERILS AND PITFALLS OF GARDENING by Bruce Gillett, MD, then Safety, Meet & Greet

 

Feb
21
Thu
Citizen Science Homeschool Series: Project Feeder Watch @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Birds sure are interesting to watch, but is there anything we can learn from watching them? You’d be surprised! In this session in the series, you’ll learn all about birds, their habits, and what they can tell us about the environment. 

 

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.

 

Citizen Science Homeschool Series

2018-19 Schedule

September 20, 2018    Bumble Bee Watch               

October 18, 2018         The Great Sunflower Project 

November 15, 2018     What’s In Your Backyard      

December 20, 2018     NASA Globe Observer          

January 17, 2019          I See Change                           

February 21, 2019        Project FeederWatch            

March 21, 2019            Project BudBurst                  

April 18, 2019              Georgia Adopt-A-Stream       

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 info@smithgilbertgardens.com or call Smith-Gilbert Gardens at (770) 919-0248.

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

Feb
25
Mon
Docent Training @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Feb 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Smith-Gilbert Gardens seeks volunteers to join its team of docents. These highly-trained volunteers will lead interactive tours of the collections at the Gardens. Docents enhance the visitor experience through facilitating discussion and acting as a vital link between our plant and art collection and the visitor.

 Beginning Monday, January 28th, prospective docents will participate in a docent training course designed to prepare individuals to lead tours and assist with programs designed for children and adult groups. Classes will be conducted weekly at the Gardens, located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road in Kennesaw, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm for five consecutive weeks. Docents will learn about the variety of plants, flowers, and sculptures in the 16 acre Gardens as well as the story of the property and its historic Hiram Butler House. In addition, they will become familiar with techniques for presenting educational programs to children.

Docents are called upon to lead or assist with groups touring the Gardens. Weekday morning availability is imperative for this position. Besides leading tours, docents can become involved in programs such as our Garden Ecology Homeschool Series, Garden Stories, and more!

This a great position for retired and future teachers, volunteers who enjoy working with children, and those who love to share their passions with others.

No background in horticulture, botany, or gardening is required. We will teach you all you need to know!

Docents are required to submit a formal application, available on the website www.smithgilbertgardens.com, and must submit to a background check and drug screen.

For more information, please contact Anna Bell King at 770-919-0248 or via e-mail at aking@kennesaw-ga.gov.

January 28: History
February 4: Garden Art
February 11: Horticulture, Garden Info and Tour w Lisa
February 18: Adult Garden Tour w Patsy
February 25: School Field Trip Tour w Bruce Hornbuckle
March 4: A special presentation: PERILS AND PITFALLS OF GARDENING by Bruce Gillett, MD, then Safety, Meet & Greet

 

Mar
2
Sat
Bridal Open House @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, March 2nd to tour Smith-Gilbert Gardens for your wedding!

This is a drop-in event, but we recommend coming early in the event so you’ll have plenty of time to check out the venue and talk with our vendors!

RSVP REQUIRED to ccollins@kennesaw-ga.gov

Vendors Attending Include:
Nothing Bundt Cakes
TCPics
Austen Taylor Photography
Adriane’s Delectables Catering
Sweet Grass Weddings
Designated Chef
K. Mike Whittle Unique Floral Designs

Mar
4
Mon
Docent Training @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Smith-Gilbert Gardens seeks volunteers to join its team of docents. These highly-trained volunteers will lead interactive tours of the collections at the Gardens. Docents enhance the visitor experience through facilitating discussion and acting as a vital link between our plant and art collection and the visitor.

 Beginning Monday, January 28th, prospective docents will participate in a docent training course designed to prepare individuals to lead tours and assist with programs designed for children and adult groups. Classes will be conducted weekly at the Gardens, located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road in Kennesaw, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm for five consecutive weeks. Docents will learn about the variety of plants, flowers, and sculptures in the 16 acre Gardens as well as the story of the property and its historic Hiram Butler House. In addition, they will become familiar with techniques for presenting educational programs to children.

Docents are called upon to lead or assist with groups touring the Gardens. Weekday morning availability is imperative for this position. Besides leading tours, docents can become involved in programs such as our Garden Ecology Homeschool Series, Garden Stories, and more!

This a great position for retired and future teachers, volunteers who enjoy working with children, and those who love to share their passions with others.

No background in horticulture, botany, or gardening is required. We will teach you all you need to know!

Docents are required to submit a formal application, available on the website www.smithgilbertgardens.com, and must submit to a background check and drug screen.

For more information, please contact Anna Bell King at 770-919-0248 or via e-mail at aking@kennesaw-ga.gov.

January 28: History
February 4: Garden Art
February 11: Horticulture, Garden Info and Tour w Lisa
February 18: Adult Garden Tour w Patsy
February 25: School Field Trip Tour w Bruce Hornbuckle
March 4: A special presentation: PERILS AND PITFALLS OF GARDENING by Bruce Gillett, MD, then Safety, Meet & Greet