Smith-Gilbert Gardens Presents Art Blooms

KENNESAW, GA (April 04, 2024) – Smith-Gilbert Gardens invites the community to experience selected pieces from the permanent sculpture collection as they’ve never been seen before surrounded by thousands of blooms! “The annual Art Blooms exhibit at Smith-Gilbert Gardens allows the community to enjoy spring and local art in a beautiful and unique setting,” says Dave Simpson, Executive Director of … Read More

Funds Awarded to 26 Urban Agriculture Projects Led by Public Gardens and Community Partners

KENNESAW, GA (March 22, 2024) – The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) and American Public Gardens Association (Association) are awarding support to 26 public gardens and their community partners engaging in urban agriculture, food-growing, and related education work. The 26 awards total $445,600 in support for public garden partnerships across the United States that will foster public engagement and education … Read More

Smith-Gilbert Gardens Presents New Event: Art Hatch

KENNESAW, GA (March 13, 2024) – Smith-Gilbert Gardens invites the community to a new event, Art Hatch, on Saturday, March 23. This event will mark the start of their annual Art Blooms exhibition, which is open during the months of April and May. Art Hatch goers will have the opportunity to view new art installations by seniors from four Cobb … Read More

Unlock “A Healthier You” at Smith-Gilbert Gardens This Fall

KENNESAW, Ga. (August 22, 2023) — Smith-Gilbert Gardens is offering numerous opportunities to connect with nature and improve overall well-being with A Healthier You. Throughout the months of September and October, the Gardens will be focusing on different ways to let nature be a healing presence. To kick off A Healthier You, the Annual Hummingbird Banding will take place on … Read More

Enjoy an Exclusive Preview of Smith-Gilbert Gardens’ Butterfly Exhibit at the “Bluegrass & Butterflies” After Hours Event

Kennesaw, GA (June 9, 2023) — Smith-Gilbert Gardens will host an unforgettable evening of toe-tapping bluegrass music and the beauty of nature at the Bluegrass & Butterflies concert on Friday, June 30! The community is invited to be immersed in the tranquil surroundings of the lush Gardens while listening to the lively tunes of the Hired Hands band. Attendees will … Read More

Four-Legged Friends Invited to Smith-Gilbert Gardens’ “Dog Days at the Gardens”

Kennesaw, GA (June 1, 2023) — Smith-Gilbert Gardens introduces new “Dog Days at the Gardens” on the first Tuesday and Saturday of each month from June through October! For just $3 per visit, pups can explore the gardens alongside their humans. Dog Memberships are also available for only $20! Memberships include a signature Smith-Gilbert Gardens gift. For more information, please … Read More

Smith-Gilbert Gardens Presents Art Blooms

Kennesaw, GA (March 27, 2023) — During the months of April and May, Smith-Gilbert Gardens invites the community to experience selected pieces from the permanent sculpture collection as they’ve never been seen before- surrounded by over 25,000 daffodil blooms planted in unique patterns! “Art Blooms celebrates a beautiful time of year for Smith-Gilbert Gardens,” says Executive Director Brittany Jones. “Spring … Read More

Art is in Bloom at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Art is in Bloom at Smith-Gilbert Gardens Nature has been an inspiration to artists of all stripes and ages working in a wide range of media since the beginning of time. Richard Smith and Robert Gilbert were avid arts enthusiasts who believed in supporting artists and craftspeople. They demonstrated that through an extensive contemporary collection that includes more than thirty … Read More

Call for Artists!

Call For Artist! Smith-Gilbert Gardens is seeking local and regional artists for Art Blooms! This year, the call asks for 2-4 pieces from emerging and established artists for our Metamorphosis-themed exhibit. Apply for an opportunity to exhibit your work in Cobb County’s only Botanical garden. Stipends are provided with the support of the GA Council for the Arts Project Grant … Read More

Smith-Gilbert Gardens Announces Executive Director

Kennesaw, GA (October 31, 2022) — The City of Kennesaw recently named Brittany Jones the Executive Director of Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Jones comes to the Gardens from Filoli Historic House & Garden (San Mateo County, California), where she was the Chief Experience Officer. She oversaw the experience of Filoli, including interpretation, learning, retail operations, visitor services, events, facility rentals and collections. … Read More