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Aug
23
Fri
Garden Stories @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Aug 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Garden Stories

Pre-registration required

Children aged 2 to 6 years old and their caregiver will enjoy a story on a garden-related topic. Along with story time, accompanying activities will vary monthly and may include related arts, crafts, dance or organized play. Participation in Garden Stories gives you admission to the Gardens for the entire day.

Cost:

SGG Member Child: $5 ($6 after Wednesday before program date)

Non-Member Child: $7 ($8 after Wednesday before program date)

Adults pay regular admission;

additional participating children are $5 each ($6 after Wednesday before program date)

Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Ticket price will increase for registrations made after the Wednesday before the program date. Children under 2 will not be charged for this program. Groupons and other promotional discounts may not be used for Garden Stories participants or accompanying adults and children.

Aug
28
Wed
VIP Hummingbird Banding @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SOLD OUT

Check out the Hummingbird Banding event on September 7!

A special evening up close and personal with the Hummingbird Whisperer. You’ll experience the wonder of hummingbirds firsthand with this intimate event, limited to only a few attendees.

Wednesday, August 28
5 to 7 PM
Tickets for this event are limited and available on first come basis and available to members only.

Tickets

Garden, Family, and Joint Members – $10 per ticket (one ticket price for adults and children)

Supporting and Patron Members – Complimentary tickets – up to 6 (New Benefit!)

Tickets must be reserved via phone or in person

Sep
7
Sat
Hummingbird Banding Event @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

September 7th 8AM-11AM

Guests will enjoy live demonstrations, crafts, games, and a truly memorable experience with these amazing creatures!

PLAY…in Nature will also be open during this event!

RAIN OR SHINE!

Cannot guarantee encounter with hummingbirds

A truly one-of-a-kind experience, Julia Elliott (AKA The Hummingbird Whisperer) from Kennesaw’s own Bird Watcher Supply Company will be banding hummingbirds to gain vital information about bird history, especially migratory details and the relative abundance of a given bird species from year to year. When a bird is banded, the bander collects important data about the bird’s age, sex, condition, and plumage characteristics as well.

Julia Elliott received her federal Master Permit to band hummingbirds in 2010. She is one of about 150 persons from across the United States and Canada authorized to band these tiny birds. Elliott will use three trainer traps set in the perennial border to capture the ruby-throated hummingbirds that populate this area.

Event Pricing
TICKETS ON SALE
MEMBERS: TUESDAY JULY 23 9AM
GENERAL PUBLIC: FRIDAY AUGUST 9th 9AM

PRE-SALE TICKETS

General Admission: $10
Seniors (65+): $8
Student/Military/Youth (3-17): $5
Children 0-2: FREE with family

DAY OF EVENT

General Admission: $15
Seniors (65+): $13
Student/Military/Youth (3-17): $10
Children 0-2: FREE with family

*Event is FREE for MEMBERS (members may not use guest passes for this event)

*No Groupons, Living Social, Guest Passes, or other coupons may be used for this event

THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE PARKING FOR THIS EVENT (limited handicap parking on site will be provided). SHUTTLES WILL BE RUNNING FROM ADAMS PARK THROUGHOUT THE EVENT.

Sep
13
Fri
Garden Stories @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Sep 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Garden Stories

Pre-registration required

Children aged 2 to 6 years old and their caregiver will enjoy a story on a garden-related topic. Along with story time, accompanying activities will vary monthly and may include related arts, crafts, dance or organized play. Participation in Garden Stories gives you admission to the Gardens for the entire day.

Cost:

SGG Member Child: $5 ($6 after Wednesday before program date)

Non-Member Child: $7 ($8 after Wednesday before program date)

Adults pay regular admission;

additional participating children are $5 each ($6 after Wednesday before program date)

Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Ticket price will increase for registrations made after the Wednesday before the program date. Children under 2 will not be charged for this program. Groupons and other promotional discounts may not be used for Garden Stories participants or accompanying adults and children.

Sep
14
Sat
Bonsai Study Group @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Led by Bonsai Curator Rodney Clemons
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (lunch 12 noon – 1 p.m.) Open to visitors; included with garden admission

Rodney Clemons visits Smith-Gilbert Gardens on the 2nd Saturday of each month (some exceptions as noted on the events calendar) to oversee, evaluate, care for, and prune the Gardens’ bonsai collection. Along with a small group of well-trained and very experienced volunteers, Rodney provides expert care in all aspects of maintaining the collection.

Visitors are welcome to ask questions and talk with Rodney and the volunteers to learn more about this ancient art.

If you’re interested in learning more about bonsai, please plan a visit on the 2nd Saturday.

(Please note: We request you do not bring your personal bonsai trees to the Gardens.)