Fun Places to Visit in Kennesaw -

Smith-Gilbert Gardens

some flowers at Smith-Gilbert gardens

Is your idea of a perfect vacation meandering along beautiful scenic garden routes or spending time viewing a mixture of art and history? Then a tour of Smith-Gilbert Gardens will be a great experience! Visiting Smith-Gilbert Gardens requires some planning if you want to make the most of your trip, but it’s actually quite easy to do. Here a few things worth noting when setting off on your exciting adventure at Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

The park is situated on 16 acres of land that features over 3,000 unique plants for you to enjoy. Keeping in mind the size of the park, you should make a point to dress comfortably and wear shoes that are suitable for extended walking.

There is a lovely waterfall area that is sure to delight visitors of all ages, as well as a conifer display and a rose garden that is sure to delight the senses with its vibrant colors and fragrant plumes.  More than just a simple botanical garden, Smith-Gilbert Gardens is steeped in a rich history that makes it a perfect choice for school-aged children and history buffs alike.

The gardens open early at 9 am, and close mid-afternoon around 4 pm, just before dusk, so make sure to get there early to enjoy as much of the park as possible. Admission for adults is affordably priced at $7, children aged 6-12 priced at $5, while children aged 5 and under may visit the park free of cost with an accompanying adult. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is open during every season of the year, so you are able to admire everything the park has to offer from the fiery hues of the fall, to the vibrant blooms that come in spring.

Complimentary parking is available for school buses and private cars, and the park also features facilities for families who would like to host birthday parties or other gatherings in the scenic areas of the gardens.

The gardens offer a range of seasonal activities for both children and adults. Some activities are available on a monthly basis, while others are only available for s limited time. For example, garden stories is a great option for visitors that want more structured interaction and less of a focus on general sightseeing.  The Bug hunt activity is a great way for kids and adults alike to learn about which bugs are helpful, and which are harmful all while viewing them in their natural environment. Another great addition to the park is the seasonal attraction A garden with wings. This is an ethereal butterfly house that remains open only during the summer season. The tour brings the wonderful world of butterflies to visitors allowing them to view various species in all stages of life, from the egg to the full butterfly!

People are like machines in many ways and they also can experience breakdowns. It’s almost inevitable that you or someone in your group may become overly exhausted exploring the many areas available, the park features a range of amenities, so take time to rest, time to refuel and rehydrate during your visit to the gardens!

We hope you enjoy one of the gems of Kennesaw!

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