Support Smith-Gilbert Gardens

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More than 40 years ago, Dr. Bob Gilbert and Richard Smith began Smith-Gilbert Gardens as an oasis in the suburbs of Metro Atlanta. Today, the City of Kennesaw acts as a doting steward of a collection boasting over 3,000 plant species, 31 pieces of art, and a beautiful historic home.

As our mission states, Smith-Gilbert Gardens aims to serve as a resource for conservation, education and the enjoyment of horticulture, fine arts and historic preservation. Thanks to the support of our community, volunteers, and generous donors, we continue our work to foster our mission and grow alongside our community. In 2016, over 3200 children visited our garden, participating in programs largely funded by our donors. With nearly 10,000 total visitors in 2016, and a growth rate near 20% this year, the garden is ever growing. We could never have accomplished so much alone!

Now, we ask you to join the list of our supporters-people who have an appreciation for the importance of continuing our mission to serve as a resource for our community. Your donation will help to ensure Smith-Gilbert Gardens is available for many generations to come!

How can I donate to Smith-Gilbert Gardens?

Purchase a membership

Memberships are the backbone of our donor support base, and they come with benefits for you as well! Enjoy free annual admission, guest passes, discounts in our gift shop and plant sale, member exclusive events and more!

Make a donation

All donations are important to continue the mission of Smith-Gilbert Gardens. We make it as easy as 1,2,3 to support Smith-Gilbert Gardens through a one-time, tax deductible donation.

Fund A Need

Fund A Need expressly goes to support education at Smith-Gilbert Gardens. If you have a passion for teaching children about nature and the wonder of the garden, this is the perfect opportunity to support that mission!

Add Smith-Gilbert Gardens as your Kroger’s Community Rewards Recipient

Support Smith-Gilbert Gardens by shopping at Kroger!

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Log into your account, or sign up for one!

Step 3: Add Smith-Gilbert Gardens (Organization #27154) under the Community Rewards section


A portion of your total bill will be donated to Smith-Gilbert Gardens. It’s as easy as that!

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Garden Hours

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

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. *

2019 Holiday Hours

  • July 4th

  • Thanksgiving
    11/28-11/29 - CLOSED  
    11/30 - Open regular hours
  • Christmas
  • Admission

    General Admission $7
    Seniors (age 60+)
    Universtity 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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    2382 Pine Mountain Road
    Kennesaw, Georgia 30152

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