Welcome to Smith-Gilbert Gardens!

Please note: We will continue to monitor visitation and may change our operational guidelines to continue to support safety and social distancing.

Pre-purchased timed tickets are required. Our Gift Shop & Art Gallery is open inside the Hiram Butler House. Please enter the House at the side courtyard entrance-temperature checks are required.  

We cannot accommodate group tours, daycare facilities or summer camp tours.

Note, masks are required for indoor spaces but not while touring the Gardens outside.


NEWS

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This week is volunteer appreciation week! We want to extend our deepest gratitude to all of our volunteers who dedicate thousands of hours to every aspect of our Gardens. In all areas from Butterfly and Art Ambassadors, Master Gardeners, Bonsai and Garden maintenance, check-in, gift shop and membership, we would not be Smith-Gilbert Gardens without you! ... See MoreSee Less

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This week is volunteer appreciation week! We want to extend our deepest gratitude to all of our volunteers who dedicate thousands of hours to every aspect of our Gardens. In all areas from Butterfly and Art Ambassadors, Master Gardeners, Bonsai and Garden maintenance, check-in, gift shop and membership, we would not be Smith-Gilbert Gardens without you!

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Great job all. Wish I could still be one of the volunteers my health still will not permit it. Hopefully one of these days.

Thank you to the Volunteers!

I am so excited to join this group!!!

Our plant sale opens today to the public! We have a great catalog of trees and pollinator-friendly flowering plants! See the catalog on our website - ow.ly/uQQw50Es9lm

Sales will go through Thursday, April 22 and pick up is Saturday, April 24.
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Our plant sale opens today to the public!  We have a great catalog of trees and pollinator-friendly flowering plants! See the catalog on our website - http://ow.ly/uQQw50Es9lm 

Sales will go through Thursday, April 22 and pick up is Saturday, April 24.

Wednesday Wonder registrants had a blast last week creating beaded wind chimes to take home! Participants were able to paint their designs on a terracotta pot and create their own bead patterns for their chime display. Do we need to schedule another wind chime activity for the fall? Let us know in the comments!

We still have availability for our next Wednesday Wonders- Forever Flowers on April 21 with a focus on how to enjoy spring flowers all year long with a pressed flower bookmark!

For more information on our Wednesday Wonders program, and to purchase tickets, visit ow.ly/RwIw50Emjzi.
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Wednesday Wonder registrants had a blast last week creating beaded wind chimes to take home! Participants were able to paint their designs on a terracotta pot and create their own bead patterns for their chime display. Do we need to schedule another wind chime activity for the fall? Let us know in the comments! 

We still have availability for our next Wednesday Wonders- Forever Flowers on April 21 with a focus on how to enjoy spring flowers all year long with a pressed flower bookmark! 

For more information on our Wednesday Wonders program, and to purchase tickets, visit http://ow.ly/RwIw50Emjzi.

Did you know City of Kennesaw has internship opportunities? Are you a college student and have a passion for the public sector? Smith-Gilbert Gardens has an internship opening with a focus on plant education. Specific areas of focus include the bonsai trees, hydrangea collection, Woodland Walk, and Butterfly House annuals. For more information, and to apply, visit: kennesaw-ga.zohorecruit.com/jobs/Careers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know City of Kennesaw has internship opportunities? Are you a college student and have a passion for the public sector? Smith-Gilbert Gardens has an internship opening with a focus on plant education. Specific areas of focus include the bonsai trees, hydrangea collection, Woodland Walk, and Butterfly House annuals. For more information, and to apply, visit: kennesaw-ga.zohorecruit.com/jobs/Careers.

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EVENTS

Event Calendar

Apr
19
Mon
Annual Plant Sale @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
Smith-Gilbert Gardens will hold its annual plant sale in a virtual format this year. The sale will be open for online orders from April 19 – April 22 on Square (https://smith-gilbert-gardens.square.site/). Plant order pick-ups will take place on Saturday, April 24.   Visit Smith-Gilbert Gardens’ 2021 plant catalog.
Virtual Plant Sale
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day
Virtual Plant Sale

Members have access to early bird sales at the beginning of April. They will receive an email with directions for purchase and their pick-up date is Saturday, April 17.

General public online sales- Monday, April 19 through Thursday, April 22. Pick-up date Saturday, April 24. Purchases can be made through our website.

 

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 PLANT CATALOG

Please review our plant sale catalog prior to purchase to get the most up to date information on availability.

Apr
20
Tue
Art Blooms @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experience selected pieces from our permanent sculpture collection as you’ve never seen them before- surrounded by over 10,000 daffodil blooms planted in unique patterns! The two-month exhibit includes a series of weekend artists’ demonstrations and workshops. Art Ambassadors will share behind-the-scenes stories of our artists and sculptures each weekend. Special exhibit opening May 8th will feature sculptures by students from KSU’s School of Art and Design. Join us through the spring for this special exhibit!
 
As a reminder, please purchase tickets in advance at www.smithgilbertgardens.com.

Apr
21
Wed
Art Blooms @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Experience selected pieces from our permanent sculpture collection as you’ve never seen them before- surrounded by over 10,000 daffodil blooms planted in unique patterns! The two-month exhibit includes a series of weekend artists’ demonstrations and workshops. Art Ambassadors will share behind-the-scenes stories of our artists and sculptures each weekend. Special exhibit opening May 8th will feature sculptures by students from KSU’s School of Art and Design. Join us through the spring for this special exhibit!
 
As a reminder, please purchase tickets in advance at www.smithgilbertgardens.com.

Wednesday Wonders @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Wednesday Wonders is great for grades Pre K- 6 Drop in between 10 AM to 11 AM. The cost is $18 for one parent/caregiver plus one child, an additional child is $3. Price includes admission. Tickets available at https://smith-gilbert-gardens.square.site
 
CLASS SCHEDULE 
March 3rd– Insects Among Us
Let’s have fun learning all about creepy crawlies! Children will get to view SGG’s insect collection and identify the body parts that make insects unique. We’ll explore how beneficial insects help our garden and finish by making a bug motel to take home!
 
March 17th– Seed Mania
As spring approaches, pollen will fill the air to bring us more seeds! Dive into seed types and dispersal methods through activities and exercises. Spread wildflower seeds in your yard by making either seed paper or seed bombs!
 
April 7th– Wind chimes
One way to add beauty to your landscape is with garden décor. Make a personalized beaded wind chime using a terracotta pot to enjoy at home! Paint and decorate as we celebrate the first Wednesday Wonders of Art Blooms!
 
April 21st– Forever Flowers
Do you wish you could enjoy flowers all year long? We do too! Join us in making pressed flower bookmarks to preserve a little bit of spring forever.
 
May 5th– Layers Beneath Us
We want to display your work just like the SGG sculptures during Art Blooms! Our Koi fish are an integral part of the Garden’s beauty and we’re going to create a collection of koi sculptures using recycled materials! To feature your own koi design, come out and create a temporary piece that will be displayed in the Gardens throughout May!   
 
May 19th– Pollinator Power
Let’s highlight the pollinators that make Smith-Gilbert Gardens possible! Children will imitate the hard work of bees in a pollination exercise and view flowers through the eyes of an insect with our pollinator viewers. Create your own bug antennae to wear as you venture through the Gardens!

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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    2382 Pine Mountain Road
    Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
    770.919.0248

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