‘A Garden With Wings’ Butterfly House extended through Saturday, August 15!

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

The Garden With Wings Butterfly House is open! Starting July 1 to August 1, join us for this extraordinary exhibit featuring native butterflies, their host and nectar plants. All visitors and members must purchase their timed tickets before arriving to the Gardens. Please click the link above to purchase tickets.

The main house, which includes the Gift Shop, will be closed. Staff will be on site, but may not be available during your visit. We are not selling tickets on site.

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

Masks are not required, but we encourage you to wear a face covering, especially when using the public restroom.

Welcome to Smith-Gilbert Gardens!

Smith-Gilbert Gardens is the City of Kennesaw’s botanical garden. Voted one of the top five places to take children in the Atlanta metro area, the 17-acre property is rich with botanical, artistic and historic treasures.

Fifteen themed garden spaces, anchored by the reconstruction era Hiram Butler House, contain more than 4,000 curated plant species. The award-winning “Garden with Wings” butterfly house and pollinator garden promote conservation of beneficial Georgia native plants and insects. The crevice garden displays a gardening style and plant collection rarely seen in the southeastern United States. Robust collections of hydrangeas, camellias, conifers and roses along with woodland and perennial gardens inspire visitors to explore variety for their own landscapes. Blending horticulture and art, the bonsai collection includes more than 70 specimens, diligently trained during monthly work sessions that are open to garden visitors. Thirty remarkable garden sculptures by nationally and internationally known artists add drama to the landscape. Koi ponds, a waterfall, and child-friendly play structures throughout the property round out the experience.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens’ conservation mission is evident throughout the gardens. A minimal-toxicity ethic means that we curtail the use of chemical treatments in garden maintenance. Through best practices in collection management and collaborations with Georgia Power, State Botanical Garden of Georgia and Atlanta Botanical Garden, we work to preserve global plant biodiversity and improve local habitat. Our educational programs share knowledge of and passion for nature, while inspiring participants to be conservation minded.

We hope that you will enjoy your visit to our website, but most importantly, we invite you to experience firsthand the beauty and fascination of Smith-Gilbert Gardens.


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Visiting the Gardens this weekend? Make sure you stop by our gift shop to see our new arrivals!

The Gardens, including the Garden With Wings Butterfly House, are open until 4 PM today! Reserve your tickets at smith-gilbert-gardens.square.site/.
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3 days ago

Visiting the Gardens this weekend? Make sure you stop by our gift shop to see our new arrivals!

The Gardens, including the Garden With Wings Butterfly House, are open until 4 PM today! Reserve your tickets at https://smith-gilbert-gardens.square.site/.

Butterflies are a wonderful example of change. We want you to share a moment of change in your life. Visit Smith-Gilbert Gardens Friday and Saturday, August 7, 8, 14 and 15th to share your story. Come by our pop up photo tent during your visit with your best butterfly accessories/gear! Don’t miss out on this butterfly photo op with your moment of change.

Inspired by Truist, #truistcares

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‘A Garden With Wings’ Butterfly House exhibit has been extended at Smith-Gilbert Gardens! Now open through August 15! Tickets must be purchased prior to arrival.

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6 days ago

There’s still time! Back by “poplar” demand, ‘A Garden With Wings’ Butterfly House has been EXTENDED! Stop by now through August 15. See you there!

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7 days ago

There’s still time! Back by “poplar” demand, ‘A Garden With Wings’ Butterfly House has been EXTENDED! Stop by now through August 15. See you there! 

To reserve tickets, visit: https://smith-gilbert-gardens.square.site/

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Twins loved it. They keep asking to go back to see the butterflies. Our cocoon ended up being a Luna Moth!

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EVENTS

Full Calendar

Sep
12
Sat
Bonsai Study Group @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Sep 12 @ 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. 
Sep
19
Sat
Kennesaw Grand Prix 5K Series @ Downtown Kennesaw
Sep 19 @ 7:30 am
Kennesaw Grand Prix 5K Series @ Downtown Kennesaw

On Saturday, September 19, 2020, we will host a single KGPRS race to benefit all six community non-profits!

You can register here:

https://raceroster.com/…/…/the-kennesaw-grand-prix-2020-race

Did you register for a previously-scheduled 2020 race? Email Race Director kelly@orionsportstiming.com and she will email you a promo code valid for a free entry in the September 19 race! 

Our non-profits count on this race series to fundraise and it was a tough decision to evolve the series this year. We are looking forward to a fantastic 2020 race and thank you so much for your patience and support!

Oct
10
Sat
Bonsai Study Group @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Oct 10 @ 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. 

Nov
14
Sat
Bonsai Study Group @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Nov 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. 

Dec
12
Sat
Bonsai Study Group @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Dec 12 @ 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. 

Garden Hours

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

Private 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. *

2020 Holiday Hours

  • Independence Day
    7/4 - Open regular hours

  • Thanksgiving
    11/26-11/27 - CLOSED
    11/28 - Open regular hours

  • Christmas
    12/23 - 9 a.m. to noon
    12/24-12/25-CLOSED
    12/26 - Open regular hours

    Admission

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

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    2382 Pine Mountain Road
    Kennesaw, Georgia 30152
    770.919.0248

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