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, SmithGilbertGardens.com
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