Opened in 2016, A Garden with Wings Butterfly House is a seasonal treat for adults and children alike!
Open seasonally during the summer, the exhibit features native butterflies and their host and nectar plants. Visitors can expect to encounter the wonder of butterflies in all stages of life, from egg to adult butterfly. Host plants such as tulip poplar and passionflower vine serve as great caterpillar watching stations, and nectar plants like lantana and butterfly weed provide awesome opportunities to watch these pollinators in action. Our younger visitors can pick up a “sugar wand” and witness butterflies even closer!
From there, you can hop on over to the Southern Living Pollinator Garden, where you will find not only butterflies, but honey bees, hummingbirds, and other important pollinators at work. Both gardens showcase plants that grow well in the Georgia climate, providing the opportunity to check out what might work in your own backyard!
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“Tree of Light”
Opening June 18, 2019
Presented by West Cobb Regional Library
Experience the wonder of the garden with your child through a special story time at Smith-Gilbert Gardens! With stories, interactive play, and music your child will experience the Garden in a fun and educational way!
This event is included with Garden admission
Rain or shine
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.
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.
STREM HQ Summer Camp at Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Smith-Gilbert Gardens has partnered with STREM HQ to bring you an AWESOME program for kids ages 8-12! These make-and-take robotics activities fuse nature and conservation concepts with problem solving and cutting edge robotics technology for a camp experience like no other. No experience is necessary. All materials included. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Sign up before April 15 for 10% off.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Robots in the garden
An unusual pairing of robotics and horticulture. Students will make Plantborgs.
If plants could talk they would tell us when they are thirsty or they need more sun.
Our Plantborgs will solve this problem and act as a plant translator.
Students will create a robot monitors temperature, light, and moisture, and is programmed to seek out optimum living conditions of the plants
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Have you ever considered how a bat can see without any light?
Biomimicry is the study and emulation of nature to perform tasks or solve problems.
A submarine and bat share the same capabilities in using sonar or echolocation to detect objects in their sensory ranges.
In this super fun class students create smart autonomous robots that avoid obstacles , go hunting for objects and more