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Jun
20
Wed
Garden Stories: Pollinator Power @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Jun 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Garden Stories June 20

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.

Cost:

SGG Member Child: $5 ($6 after June 18th)

Non-Member Child: $7 ($8 after June 18th)

Adults pay regular admission;

additional participating children are $5 each ($6 after June 18th)

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.

Jun
30
Sat
TreeMendous Play Houses Exhibit @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm

OPENING SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018

“TreeMendous Play Houses: Let your imagination climb” features a series of  creative, interactive, outdoor play structures, designed and built by area students and professionals. Presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the exhibition runs from Saturday, June 30, through the end of September, and is included in the price of garden admission.

TreeMendous Play Houses began in January 2018, as a design/build competition. Students and professionals were invited to submit fun outdoor play structure designs showcasing creative design and innovations in sustainability, while establishing an interactive connection with nature.

The structures in the exhibition represent the fruits of these design efforts and many hours volunteered for construction. “We are excited to offer Smith-Gilbert Gardens as a new stage for creativity and thinking green,” said Ann Parsons, Executive Director. “This exhibit will capture the imagination of visitors of all ages!”

Jul
11
Wed
Garden Stories: Beautiful Butterfly @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Garden Stories July 11

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.

Cost:

SGG Member Child: $5 ($6 after July 9th)

Non-Member Child: $7 ($8 after July 9th)

Adults pay regular admission;

additional participating children are $5 each ($6 after July 9th)

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.

Jul
14
Sat
Bonsai Study Group @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bonsai Study Group

Led by Bonsai Curator Rodney Clemons
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch 12 noon – 1 p.m.) Open to visitors; free, after paid garden admission

Rodney Clemons visits Smith-Gilbert Gardens on the 2nd Saturday of each month (some exceptions as noted on the events calendar) to oversee, evaluate, care for, and prune the Gardens’ bonsai collection. Along with a small group of well-trained and very experienced volunteers, Rodney provides expert care in all aspects of maintaining the collection.

Visitors are welcome to ask questions and talk with Rodney and the volunteers to learn more about this ancient art.

If you’re interested in learning more about bonsai, please plan a visit on the 2nd Saturday.

(Please note: We request you do not bring your personal bonsai trees to the Gardens.)

Garden Books for Kids @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Garden Books for Kids

Presented by West Cobb Regional Library

Experience the wonder of the garden with your child through a special story time at Smith-Gilbert Gardens! With stories, interactive play, and music your child will experience the Garden in a fun and educational way! 

This event is included with Garden admission

Rain or shine

TreeMendous Play Houses

NEW OPENING DATE June 30th, 2018

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