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Now open to the public, Smith-Gilbert Gardens is 16 acres of serene setting with over 3,000 species of plants, several rare in American gardens. United by woodland paths, the Gardens consist of separa
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Smith-Gilbert Gardens: City of Kennesaw Botanical Garden

Now open to the public, Smith-Gilbert Gardens is 16 acres of serene setting with over 3,000 species of plants, several rare in American gardens. United by woodland paths, the Gardens consist of separate groupings with individual elements of fascination. These include the Bonsai Exhibit, Palladino Camellia Garden, tea house and waterfall area, Rose Garden, and Conifer Display.

Our Garden is a proud member of various horticultural groups including the American Conifer, American Daffodil, American Hosta and the Southeastern Camellia societies. We are also a designated wildlife habitat by the Atlanta Audubon Society. Both our Rose Garden and the Conifer Collection have received special recognition as places to visit by their respective societies.

Field Trips
Docent led tour in the garden

Exciting outdoor field trips!

Any age group is welcome to tour the gardens.

Our current children’s tours are designed for children K through 2nd Grades and are correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards.

GARDEN EXPLORER -Children’s program 3-11-14 018
Geared to the young garden explorers (Kindergarten – 2nd grade) where the children are guided along kid appealing highlights of the garden while reinforcing what they study in the classroom. They will learn about the parts of a plant, seeds, flowers and fruits; explore the differences and similarities in plants and use their senses to explore. Garden explorers will experience an eye opener in the kid friendly Gather’n’Grow Garden on growing vegetables, smelling herbs, admiring colors and fragrant flowers. They will see pollinators at work, feel like a giant in between the bonsai, walk through the conifer and rock gardens, smell a range of rose and be amazed by the colorful koi… For sure a breathtaking exploration.

Garden Explorer: GPS correlations
First Grade: S1L1a,b,c,d; S1E1; S1CS3a; S1CS4a; S1CS7d

Kindergarten: SKCS1a;SKCS2a; SKCS3a; SKCS4a,b,c; SKCS6b; SKE1c; SKE2a,c; SKL1c; SKL2b,c

Tour Duration: 1 hour – 1:15min.

GARDEN SENSE –

Explore the Gardens using all 5 senses by viewing forms of trees and activities of animals, listening to bird songs and waterfalls, smelling flowers, touching sculptures and tasting our wonderful Gardens’ Honey. Children will gain new awareness of their surroundings by these guided observations.

Tour duration : 50 min

ART IN THE GARDEN –
Looking at sculpture. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is proud to be one of a select number of gardens in the United States that includes sculpture as part of its interest. While walking the garden children will be engaged to look at the sometimes quite colorful 30+ sculptures thoughtfully placed on the garden grounds. Children will be engaged in looking at sculpture, thinking about the materials used and an artist’s perspective. Bring your clipboard or journal and pencil to make some sketches of your own!

Tour Duration: 1 hour

Feel free to bring your picnic to enjoy after your tour.

Groups of 6 or more may schedule a guided tour.

Fees for tours are $5 per child.

1 adult free per 7 children, additional adults are $7 per person. All tours should be booked up to 2 weeks in advance. A deposit is required to confirm your date and time of tour.

** Special donations allow us to offer a reduced-price field trip for school groups. These funds are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. One chaperone is admitted at no cost for every 10 students.

Field trip Policy

For more information contact Stefanie Haerynck at 770-919-0248 or email shaerynck@kennesaw-ga.gov

Listing Details


Website Address Visit Link Here
Country United States of America
State/Province Georgia
distance: 5,911 Miles
Address 2382 Pine Mountain Rd. Kennesaw, GA 30152
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