Cobb Master Gardener

Upcoming Events:

Smith-Gilbert Gardens Tour Leader Training @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Jan 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm


Smith-Gilbert Gardens seeks volunteers to join their Docent Training class of 2020. Docents are the outgoing volunteers who lead interactive tours of the gardens for all types of groups and casual garden visitors. Beyond leading tours, docents also help with environmental education programs like Garden Stories, Butterfly Ambassadors, Scout programs, guided bird walks and more. Docents are the key link between Smith-Gilbert Gardens’ mission to be a resource for education, the physical collections at the gardens, and garden visitors.

No prior gardening experience is required – trainees will learn all they need to know. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who enjoys learning and teaching others. Due to the garden’s hours and popular tour booking times, some weekday morning availability is required.
Training begins Monday, January 27 from 9:30 to noon, and continues on each following Monday through March 2. Trainees will learn the history of the Hiram Butler House and surrounding property, the plant and sculpture collections at the gardens, and everything else they need to know to lead a fun, informative tour at Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Upon completion of training, new docents can start leading tours right away!

Anyone interested in joining the Docent Training class of 2020 should submit their New Volunteer Application online at Applicants will be required to submit to a background check and drug screen.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens houses more than 4,000 species of plants on 17 acres in Kennesaw, GA. United by woodland paths, the gardens consist of separate groupings with individual elements of fascination. These include the Bonsai Exhibit, Paladino Camellia Garden, Crevice Garden, Rose Garden, and American Conifer Society Reference Garden. The gardens are open Tuesdays through Saturdays 9 AM to 4 PM. For more information, please go to

Vegetable Gardening in the Home Landscape @ North Cobb Regional Library
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Whether planning a vegetable garden in a raised bed or pots, there are ways your family can enjoy fresh vegetables from your garden no matter what its size.

Gardeners’ Night Out: A Children’s Garden for Fun and Learning @ West Cobb Regional Library
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Children love to be outside and play in the dirt. With a child’s natural curiosity and endless energy what better way to spend time with kids than working and playing in the garden. Children can experience the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time, while observing the cycle of life firsthand. Gardening gives children a chance to learn an important life skill, one that is overlooked in the classroom. Gardening is also a great way to teach environmental awareness by exploring the workings of nature and emphasizing early on how important it is to be good stewards of the planet.

Master Gardener & UGA Extension Program Assistant Terri Carter will be the presenter.

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Grow your best garden ever!  Join us for this FREE series 7-8 pm on the first Tuesday evening from January-May.  Click here for schedule.

Amaryllis to Poinsettia – learn how to care for your new holiday plants with “Care of Holiday and Gift Plants”.

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