Calendar

 

 

Dec
1
Sat
Gardencraft Series: Decorating for the Holidays @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, December 1st

Wreath: 10AM-12PM

Garland: 1PM-3PM                                       

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

                     $10 discount when you attend both ($80/$60, $75/$50)

Instructor: Debbie Wolfe

Two classes available individually or stay for both. Decorate your home for the holidays with natural materials found right here at SGG! Make a wreath in the morning and a garland in the afternoon.

 

 

 

Garden Books for Kids
Dec 1 @ 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

Dec
8
Sat
Bonsai Study Group
Dec 8 @ 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.)

Dec
20
Thu
Citizen Science Homeschool Series: NASA GLOBE Observer @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

What can you tell by looking at clouds? Quite a lot it turns out! During this session, you’ll learn about weather and how to observe changes in it. 

 

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

Jan
12
Sat
Bonsai Study Group
Jan 12 @ 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.)

BONSAI EXHIBIT CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Re-opening Spring 2019

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