Calling all Docents!

Docent Pat Scully leads a garden tour

Smith-Gilbert Gardens will be offering Docent Training Classes beginning on August 30th (Tuesday) and each subsequent Tuesday morning through September 27th. Classes will run from 10 a.m. – Noon. This will be a 5 week series covering topics to train you to give guided tours of the Garden, including knowledge of the Hiram Butler House, procedures for working the front desk in the house, familiarity with the sculpture pieces located on the property as well as a bit about both Woody and Herbaceous plants.

You will soon be able to register for the class on line through the Smith-Gilbert web site, or by e-mailing Jim Parks, Volunteer Coordinator at or calling 770-919-0248.

This is the perfect opportunity for people who have had the class previously to get updated information as there have been significant changes throughout the property. We look forward to having you in the class.