Smith-Gilbert Gardens is open for self-guided tours and a fun scavenger hunt for kids! Visit us today!
Please note: We will continue to monitor visitation and may change our operational guidelines to continue to support safety and social distancing.
We are selling tickets on site and our Gift Shop & Art Gallery is open inside the Hiram Butler House. Please enter the House at the front door – 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.
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.
With fifteen themed garden spaces, the reconstruction of the Hiram Butler House, and more than 4,000 curated plant species, Smith-Gilbert Gardens offers a beautiful and fascinating experience. We invite you to visit our award-winning “Garden with Wings” butterfly house, crevice garden, bonsai collection, children’s play structures, Koi ponds, more than 30 sculptures and so much more.
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 Smith-Gilbert Gardens!
Saturday, February 13th 2021 from 9AM to 2PM
Activities include small group bird walks, art & craft project kit, and participating in the bird census.