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Pre-purchased timed tickets are required. Our Gift Shop & Art Gallery is open inside the Hiram Butler House.

We can now accommodate group tours, daycare facilities and summer camp tours. Please fill out our form on the Learn link above to book a tour or email Nina Baldwin for field trip information.


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You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Please view our Scout Workshop offerings. Let Smith-Gilbert Gardens help your troop work towards these badge requirements in a private workshop. Please contact Nina Baldwin at nbaldwin@kennesaw-ga.gov for information and booking. ... See MoreSee Less

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You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers! Please view our Scout Workshop offerings. Let Smith-Gilbert Gardens help your troop work towards these badge requirements in a private workshop. Please contact Nina Baldwin at nbaldwin@kennesaw-ga.gov for information and booking.

Have you noticed a large, bright yellow butterfly flitting about your garden or have you noticed them while driving about? This is one of our favorite migratory butterflies, the Cloudless Sulphur. The fall migration of Cloudless Sulphurs is the easiest to observe butterfly migration in the southeastern United States. Monarchs are migrating at the same time, but they are generally flying too high to be seen and are heading for Mexico and hence may miss the Southeast. Cloudless Sulphurs are headed south to Florida and their numbers overwintering there may rival the numbers of Monarchs in Mexico! Their Latin name is Phoebis sennae. Its genus name is derived from Phoebe the sister of Apollo, a god of Greek and Roman mythology. The specific epithet, sennae is for the genus Senna to which many of the cloudless sulphur's larval host plants belong. You may have seen Sickle Senna, as it’s sometimes called, growing along roadsides or open fields. It is in the bean family and it’s foliage looks fantastic in a perennial border and has attractive yellow flowers. However, it’s the seed pods that give this plant the common name of Sickle Senna because they look like sickles. The caterpillars of the Cloudless Sulphur have adapted to look like the seed pods making them hard to spot for predators. Cloudless Sulphur populations have diminished over the years because of loss of habitat and destroying of their host plant considered a weed. We have this plant along with caterpillars located in the pollinator garden where there are no weeds just host plants for somebody. ... See MoreSee Less

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Have you noticed a large, bright yellow butterfly flitting about your garden or have you noticed them while driving about? This is one of our favorite migratory butterflies, the Cloudless Sulphur. The fall migration of Cloudless Sulphurs is the easiest to observe butterfly migration in the southeastern United States. Monarchs are migrating at the same time, but they are generally flying too high to be seen and are heading for Mexico and hence may miss the Southeast. Cloudless Sulphurs are headed south to Florida and their numbers overwintering there may rival the numbers of Monarchs in Mexico! Their Latin name is Phoebis sennae.  Its genus name is derived from Phoebe the sister of Apollo, a god of Greek and Roman mythology. The specific epithet, sennae is for the genus Senna to which many of the cloudless sulphurs larval host plants belong. You may have seen Sickle Senna, as it’s sometimes called, growing along roadsides or open fields. It is in the bean family and it’s foliage looks fantastic in a perennial border and has attractive yellow flowers. However, it’s the seed pods that give this plant the common name of Sickle Senna because they look like sickles. The caterpillars of the Cloudless Sulphur have adapted to look like the seed pods making them hard to spot for predators. Cloudless Sulphur populations have diminished over the years because of loss of habitat and destroying of their host plant considered a weed. We have this plant along with caterpillars located in the pollinator garden where there are no weeds just host plants for somebody.

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Wow! I was just in Florida and saw a lot of these. I was wondering why I was seeing them now. You explained it very well!!

As you walk through the Gardens with your activity guide, be sure to see the sculpture that we installed during Art Blooms this year! They won’t be here much longer. KSU students’ Mary Beck Pinkston, Hannah Bumgarner and Mari Raj all have pieces in the LeDelle Jolley Event Lawn. Doug Pisik’s interactive wood sculpture is just outside the gift shop in the courtyard. We are thrilled to exhibit their work as part of our first Art Blooms! Stay tuned for artists in the next installation of Art Blooms in Spring 2022. ... See MoreSee Less

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As you walk through the Gardens with your activity guide, be sure to see the sculpture that we installed during Art Blooms this year! They won’t be here much longer. KSU students’ Mary Beck Pinkston, Hannah Bumgarner and Mari Raj all have pieces in the LeDelle Jolley Event Lawn. Doug Pisik’s interactive wood sculpture is just outside the gift shop in the courtyard. We are thrilled to exhibit their work as part of our first Art Blooms! Stay tuned for artists in the next installation of Art Blooms in Spring 2022.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens is a proud participant of Museums for All. Through Museums for All those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 700 hundred museums throughout the US. You just have to show us your EBT card and ID to enjoy the Gardens! ... See MoreSee Less

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Smith-Gilbert Gardens is a proud participant of Museums for All. Through Museums for All those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 700 hundred museums throughout the US. You just have to show us your EBT card and ID to enjoy the Gardens!

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EVENTS

Event Calendar

Sep
29
Wed
Gentle Hatha Yoga @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Enjoy this slower-paced class while strengthening and connecting movement to breath. This gentle approach to yoga offers students the opportunity to quiet the mind and body as they explore both stillness and dynamic movements in intentional postures. Gentle yoga is for all levels of yoga practitioners, whether brand new or advanced in their practice. Pre-registration required – limited availability. Fees:
  • Free for Members
  • $15 Non-Members- includes Garden Admission
Oct
2
Sat
Family Yoga @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Bring the whole family to this playful yoga class that will allow parents and caregivers to reconnect body and mind while children explore their own variations of the postures. Bond as you find calm and self-care within the strengthening movement of the practice. Families will be led through intentional meditation and movement that can be applied to daily life as a parent or caregiver. For ages 6 and up. Pre-registration required – limited availability

Fees:

  • Free for Members
  • $15 Non-Members- includes Garden Admission
Beginner Dance Class @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Madelyn is an experienced dance teacher and choreographer. Join her for a schedule that includes contemporary dance, improve and choreography.

Oct
6
Wed
Gentle Hatha Yoga @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy this slower-paced class while strengthening and connecting movement to breath. This gentle approach to yoga offers students the opportunity to quiet the mind and body as they explore both stillness and dynamic movements in intentional postures. Gentle yoga is for all levels of yoga practitioners, whether brand new or advanced in their practice. Pre-registration required – limited availability.

Fees:

  • Free for Members
  • $15 Non-Members- includes Garden Admission
Wednesday Wonders @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Smith-Gilbert Gardens for a Nature Project at the Gardens! Great for K-6th grade. A new nature topic each workshop! Drop-in from 10-11 AM. The cost is $18 for one parent/caregiver plus one child, an additional child is $3. Price includes admission.
 
 
 
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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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