Keeping up with 16 acres and more than 3,000 species plants is no easy task. The City of Kennesaw’s botanical garden at Smith-Gilbert Gardens is one of Cobb County’s most precious horticultural assets and the Cobb County Master Gardeners want to keep it that way! Our dedicated team of volunteers’ started working with the horticultural staff at Smith-Gilbert Gardens in 2016 to keep the property free of invasive plants and to properly prune and display thousands of plants that visitors enjoy each day.
With a large variety of plants in sun and shade, and many specialty gardens, work can range from the delicate cloud pruning of Japanese maples to cleaning the bog gardens by the ponds to building new attractions such as the Crevasse Garden and of course weeding and keeping the trails safe for walking.
The Garden is open Tuesday – Saturday from 9 am – 4 pm and is closed Sundays and Mondays. Pets are prohibited except for service dogs. Admission is $7.00 for Adults, $6.00 for Seniors (60+), Military and KSU students and $5.00 for children ages 6-12. Garden members and children ages 5 and under are free. Tours can be arranged by contacting the garden or visiting their website.