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!


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We have a beautiful collection of Camellias at the Gardens. These are two of them, Snow Flurry and Shishi. Did you know we’re part of the Georgia Camellia Trail? We have often been asked why Camellias at home don’t bloom like they used to. A likely culprit, petal blight.

To learn more about what petal blight is, how to prevent it, and more information on the Georgia Camellia Trail, check out our latest blog on our website at smithgilbertgardens.com.
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We have a beautiful collection of Camellias at the Gardens. These are two of them, Snow Flurry and Shishi. Did you know we’re part of the Georgia Camellia Trail?  We have often been asked why Camellias at home don’t bloom like they used to. A likely culprit, petal blight. 

To learn more about what petal blight is, how to prevent it, and more information on the Georgia Camellia Trail, check out our latest blog on our website at smithgilbertgardens.com.

There's only one week left to vote!

We are so pleased Smith-Gilbert Gardens has been nominated for “Best Place to Take a Tourist” for Cobb Life’s 2021 Best of Cobb! We would love your support. To vote, and you can vote every day through January 22! Visit ow.ly/eOfZ50D598i
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Theres only one week left to vote!

We are so pleased Smith-Gilbert Gardens has been nominated for “Best Place to Take a Tourist” for Cobb Life’s 2021 Best of Cobb!  We would love your support. To vote, and you can vote every day through January 22! Visit http://ow.ly/eOfZ50D598i

Did you enjoy seeing maple seeds in the new Disney Pixar movie, Soul? The maples at Smith-Gilbert Gardens put on quite a show this year and their winged seeds are often called samaras or “helicopters.” You can catch them falling in late spring or early summer, but don’t fret if your maples didn’t produce this year! Sugar maples need at least 30 years to mature and can skip seed production for a year or more if pollination activity is low. These wind catchers can travel for several yards before landing - up to half a mile on a windy day! Regardless of what falls your way, we hope you find your spark in the Gardens soon! #Soul #SoulMovie ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you enjoy seeing maple seeds in the new Disney Pixar movie, Soul? The maples at Smith-Gilbert Gardens put on quite a show this year and their winged seeds are often called samaras or “helicopters.” You can catch them falling in late spring or early summer, but don’t fret if your maples didn’t produce this year! Sugar maples need at least 30 years to mature and can skip seed production for a year or more if pollination activity is low. These wind catchers can travel for several yards before landing - up to half a mile on a windy day! Regardless of what falls your way, we hope you find your spark in the Gardens soon! #Soul #SoulMovie

Smith-Gilbert Gardens just became a participant of a wonderful program called Museums for All. Through this program, those receiving food assistance through SNAP are eligible for free and reduced admission to the Gardens. Museums for All is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered through the Association of Children’s Museums. Since it launched in 2014/2015, it has served more than 2.5 million visitors nationwide at over 600 varieties of museums around the country. We are excited to be part of this initiative! ... See MoreSee Less

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Smith-Gilbert Gardens just became a participant of a wonderful program called Museums for All. Through this program, those receiving food assistance through SNAP are eligible for free and reduced admission to the Gardens. Museums for All is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered through the Association of Children’s Museums. Since it launched in 2014/2015, it has served more than 2.5 million visitors nationwide at over 600 varieties of museums around the country. We are excited to be part of this initiative!

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EVENTS

Event Calendar

Feb
10
Wed
Wednesday Wonders @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Feb
13
Sat
Great Backyard Bird Count @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Great Backyard Bird Count at Smith-Gilbert Gardens @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, February 13th 2021 from 9AM to 2PM

Activities include small group bird walks, art & craft project kit, and participating in the bird census.

Feb
17
Wed
Wednesday Wonders @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Mar
3
Wed
Wednesday Wonders @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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. *

2020 Holiday Hours

  • Independence Day
    7/4 - OPEN regular hours

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

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

    Admission

    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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