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Pre-purchased timed tickets are required. Our Gift Shop & Art Gallery is open inside the Hiram Butler House.

We can now accommodate group tours, daycare facilities and summer camp tours. Please fill out our form on the Learn link above to book a tour or email Nina Franklin at nfranklin@kennesaw-ga.gov for field trip information.


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Meet our SGG artist of the month, Maureen Krivo. Not only is Maureen an artist who creates beautiful artwork of the Gardens but she is also a volunteer! Maureen Krivo came to art a little later in life as a way of teaching herself how to really see the world around her, particularly the natural world. Enchanted by what she discovered, she now works to inspire curiosity, connection, and care for the fauna and flora with which we share the earth through her portrayal of them on canvas, board, and paper. In addition to being a Georgia Master Naturalist, Maureen is an avid birder, and has been a horticulture volunteer at Smith-Gilbert Gardens for over four years. She and her family live in Kennesaw on a Georgia Audubon certified Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy the myriad wild creatures that regularly saunter, fly, crawl, or slither by. Maureen completed the ten panel Songbirds of Smith-Gilbert Gardens series in 2021. A labor of love, it includes both plants and birds found in this most inspiring and beloved venue. ... See MoreSee Less

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Meet our SGG artist of the month, Maureen Krivo. Not only is Maureen an artist who creates beautiful artwork of the Gardens but she is also a volunteer! Maureen Krivo came to art a little later in life as a way of teaching herself how to really see the world around her, particularly the natural world. Enchanted by what she discovered, she now works to inspire curiosity, connection, and care for the fauna and flora with which we share the earth through her portrayal of them on canvas, board, and paper. In addition to being a Georgia Master Naturalist, Maureen is an avid birder, and has been a horticulture volunteer at Smith-Gilbert Gardens for over four years. She and her family live in Kennesaw on a Georgia Audubon certified Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy the myriad wild creatures that regularly saunter, fly, crawl, or slither by. Maureen completed the ten panel Songbirds of Smith-Gilbert Gardens series in 2021. A labor of love, it includes both plants and birds found in this most inspiring and beloved venue.

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This is beautiful work. We never know what we can do until we try. Great to see you again. Hope everyone is doing well.

Wonderful talent!

Wonderful!

U have such amazing talent! Thanks for helping at SGG. I miss ur face!

Beautiful work!

OMG Maureen McGeary Krivo These are spectacular!

Awesome!!!!💕

Beautiful work, Maureen. 😍

Beautiful

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Tickets go on sale today for The Garden Party! Wear your favorite garden chic attire and hat and join us September 19 for an afternoon of entertainment, cocktails, wines and brews! Looking to further your business or organization through “A Healthier You” in September and October? Our Garden Party and other exciting events are all part of our Health and Wellness months. Email us as info@smithgilbertgardens.com for sponsorship opportunities.

To purchase Garden Party tickets, visit www.silentauctionpro.com/onlineticketpurchase.php?groupId=1150.
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Tickets go on sale today for The Garden Party! Wear your favorite garden chic attire and hat and join us September 19 for an afternoon of entertainment, cocktails, wines and brews! Looking to further your business or organization through “A Healthier You” in September and October? Our Garden Party and other exciting events are all part of our Health and Wellness months. Email us as info@smithgilbertgardens.com for sponsorship opportunities.

To purchase Garden Party tickets, visit www.silentauctionpro.com/onlineticketpurchase.php?groupId=1150.

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David Fairley

Did you miss our Butterfly Exhibit, A Garden with Wings this summer? Due to popular demand, we have extended the exhibit through Saturday, August 7! Celebrate the first full week of school with all your beautiful winged friends- zebra longwings, tiger swallowtails, monarchs and more! ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you miss our Butterfly Exhibit, A Garden with Wings this summer? Due to popular demand, we have extended the exhibit through Saturday, August 7! Celebrate the first full week of school with all your beautiful winged friends- zebra longwings, tiger swallowtails, monarchs and more!

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Vicki Johnson

SGG has so many special and rare plants in our collection. One of the more striking plants is the Button Bush, Cephalanthus occidentalis (native to United States) and Adina rubella (native to China). The Chinese species looks much like our own native but it’s a tad showier and fragrant. Either species has one of the most unusual flowers found in nature and it’s a pollinator magnet! One cultivar of Cephalanthus occidentalis is called ‘Sputnik’ and when you see the flowers, you will understand the comparison. In addition to being extremely attractive to pollinators it’s also the host plant for one of the largest and showiest moths the titan sphinx (Aellopos titan). Another attribute, it’s one of the few shrubs that can tolerate shade, wet conditions, and even occasional flooding. The next time you visit, look for these plants blooming now. The Chinese Button Bush is growing down by the Crevice Garden and our native species is located in the Pollinator Garden. ... See MoreSee Less

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SGG has so many special and rare plants in our collection. One of the more striking plants is the Button Bush, Cephalanthus occidentalis (native to United States) and Adina rubella (native to China). The Chinese species looks much like our own native but it’s a tad showier and fragrant. Either species has one of the most unusual flowers found in nature and it’s a pollinator magnet! One cultivar of Cephalanthus occidentalis is called ‘Sputnik’ and when you see the flowers, you will understand the comparison. In addition to being extremely attractive to pollinators it’s also the host plant for one of the largest and showiest moths the titan sphinx (Aellopos titan). Another attribute, it’s one of the few shrubs that can tolerate shade, wet conditions, and even occasional flooding. The next time you visit, look for these plants blooming now. The Chinese Button Bush is growing down by the Crevice Garden and our native species is located in the Pollinator Garden.

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Thank you for the mini lesson. These are cool plants!

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EVENTS

Event Calendar

Aug
5
Thu
A Garden With Wings Butterfly House @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug
6
Fri
A Garden With Wings Butterfly House @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug
7
Sat
A Garden With Wings Butterfly House @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Aug
14
Sat
Bonsai Study Group @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Led by Bonsai Curator Rodney Clemons
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bonsai Study Group with Bonsai Curator Rodney Clemons will be onsite and available to answer questions. 

 

While the exhibition will be closed for visitors to enter, you will have the opportunity to see the trees and talk with members of the Study Group. 

 

Discover the mystery behind creating these living works of art. 

Aug
20
Fri
Great Georgia Pollinator Census @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Garden Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm
LAST ENTRY AT 3:15 pm
Sunday & Monday Closed

*Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the garden premises, with the exception of service animals. *

2021 Holiday Hours

  • Good Friday
    4/2 - OPEN regular Hours

  • Thanksgiving
    11/25-11/26 - CLOSED
    11/27 - OPEN regular hours

  • Christmas
    12/23 - OPEN 9 AM to noon
    12/24-12/25 - CLOSED
    12/28 - OPEN regular hours

    Admission

    All General admission tickets and Easter Egg Hunt tickets are sold out for April 3.

    General Admission $10
    Seniors (age 65+) $8
    Youth ages 3-17 (with family) $5
    Military & University Student $5
    Children, ages 2 and younger (with family) Free
    SGG Members Free

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    Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
    770.919.0248

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