Some fees at Smith-Gilbert Garden in Kennesaw will go up on March 1, while others will go down. As the newest addition at the garden, according to the garden’s website, these camellias are at their best during the fall and winter months. (Courtesy of Kennesaw)

Fees to change at Kennesaw’s Smith-Gilbert Garden

Fee changes are coming to Kennesaw’s Smith-Gilbert Garden, beginning March 1.

For inclusion in its Master Fee Schedule, this approval was given 5-0 recently by the Kennesaw City Council.

Owned by the city of Kennesaw, Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, is a 16-acre botanical garden with more than 3,000 species of plants.

Fee changes will be:

  • Adults: $10, not $7
  • Seniors (65+): $8, not $6
  • Children (ages 3 to 17 but not 6 to 12), active military with ID, university student with ID: $5

This rate for active military with ID and university student with ID is lower than the present $6.

Free admission is available to garden members and children (under age 3) - no longer under age 6.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens also reduced the rental rate for the Carriage House from $700 to $500 for an up to eight-hour rental.

Still for $150, a micro-wedding for up to 20 guests, lasting no more than two hours with only the ceremony, will be allowed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday - not Tuesday through Saturday.

Garden hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays with last entry at 3:15 p.m.

The gardens are closed on Sundays, Mondays, Nov. 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 and 25 for Christmas and Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.

Guided tours for groups of 10 or more are available by appointment.

Information: 770-919-0248,

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