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.


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Japanese roof iris (Iris tectorum alba) are an example of the great diversity of exotic Iris species. Even though they come from China, they were used on the rooftops of Japanese homes in the hopes they would keep lightning away. Although, the bloom is large at 6 inches, the standards are shortened and tubular and the falls widespread. They are drought tolerant and deer resistant. They are in bloom now down by the Hobbit-tat along the Camellia trail. ... See MoreSee Less

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Japanese roof iris (Iris tectorum alba) are an example of the great diversity of exotic Iris species. Even though they come from China, they were used on the rooftops of Japanese homes in the hopes they would keep lightning away. Although, the bloom is large at 6 inches, the standards are shortened and tubular and the falls widespread. They are drought tolerant and deer resistant. They are in bloom now down by the Hobbit-tat along the Camellia trail.

Next week’s Wednesday Wonders highlights 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!

Tickets can be purchased at ow.ly/NJBq50EISFW
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Next week’s Wednesday Wonders highlights 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! 

Tickets can be purchased at http://ow.ly/NJBq50EISFW

Our Art Blooms artist demonstration this Saturday is plein air painting with Janet Suarez. Janet is an artist and educator who has a love of art and gardening. She will be painting in the Gardens and showing how she captures the colorful blooms through her technique. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Art Blooms artist demonstration this Saturday is plein air painting with Janet Suarez. Janet is an artist and educator who has a love of art and gardening. She will be painting in the Gardens and showing how she captures the colorful blooms through her technique.

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What time frame will she be painting?

There are two weeks left of our Art Blooms: Designed by Nature exhibit! Haven't been? Now is your chance! Leave us a comment below sharing a picture you have taken at SGG or your garden at home and enter to win two guest passes!

A random winner will be chosen Friday, May 14! Good luck!

Thank you Andrew Gasparini for the great pic!
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There are two weeks left of our Art Blooms: Designed by Nature exhibit! Havent been? Now is your chance! Leave us a comment below sharing a picture you have taken at SGG or your garden at home and enter to win two guest passes! 

A random winner will be chosen Friday, May 14! Good luck! 

Thank you Andrew Gasparini for the great pic!

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Hermosas

Beautiful pictures...Was a winner ever selected??

Blooms are nature’s artistry

Beauty is blooming

Nature is God’s canvas for us

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EVENTS

Event Calendar

May
18
Tue
Art Blooms @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
May 18 @ 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.
May
19
Wed
Art Blooms @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
May 19 @ 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
May 19 @ 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!

May
20
Thu
Art Blooms @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
May 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.

May
21
Fri
Art Blooms @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
May 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.

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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