Garden Ecology Homeschool Series

April 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Smith-Gilbert Gardens
2382 Pine Mountain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Cheri Collins


This series is designed to complement your existing curriculum with monthly ecology-themed, garden-based programs for students ages 5 and up. The Garden Ecology Homeschool Series is scheduled for the third Thursday of the month, September through April, and will run from 9:00 a.m. until noon. This is not a drop-in event. 

 Each monthly program explores a science theme within the garden community. There will be formal instruction, games, guided discovery, and hands-on projects each session, as students learn “What is it?” “How does it work?” and “Why does it matter?” Programs are led by our trained volunteer staff. The schedule for the year is as follows:

September 21              Insects

October 19                  Soil

November 16              Plants

December 21               Weather

January 18                   Rare and Endangered/ Exotic and Invasive

February 15                 Birds

March 15                     Fungi

April 19                       Water

Preregistration in advance of each program is required, so that we can ensure adequate staffing and program materials. 



Garden Members                                                                            General Public

Parent                                  Free                                                       Parent                                  $7.00

First Student                      $10.00                                                   First Student                      $15.00

Additional Students        $8.00                                                     Additional Students        $13.00

Children Under 5              Free                                                       Children Under 5              Free


To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the Scholarship Application and a garden representative will contact you. 


Admission to this program gives you access to the gardens all day…great for a picnic lunch and independent study! Adults who are Members of Smith-Gilbert Gardens receive free admission. For further details or to register, email or call Smith-Gilbert Gardens at (770) 919-0248.

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Garden Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday & Monday Closed

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. *

2019 Holiday Hours

  • July 4th

  • Thanksgiving
    11/28-11/29 - CLOSED  
    11/30 - Open regular hours
  • Christmas
  • Admission

    *Effective 3/1/19

    General Admission $10
    Seniors (age 65+) $8
    Active Military (with ID)/University Student $5
    Youth ages 3-17 (with family) $5
    Children, ages 2 and younger (with family) Free
    SGG Members Free
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