Kennesaw has opened its 17-acre botanical garden, Smith-Gilbert Gardens, but with several guidelines. (Courtesy of Kennesaw)

Kennesaw reopens Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Kennesaw city officials have reopened Smith-Gilbert Gardens.

Owned by the city, Smith-Gilbert Gardens is a 17-acre garden at 2382 Pine Mountain Road NW with 15 themed garden spaces, including woodland trails, curated living collections and an outdoor sculpture garden.

What has changed:

  • Before visiting, members and nonmembers will need to reserve and purchase tickets for each person online at smith-gilbert-gardens.square.site - for individuals and families only.
  • No guest passes or reciprocal membership cards from other gardens will be accepted at this time.
  • No tickets will be sold to groups, daycare facilities or summer camps.
  • Ticket sales for a specific date will be closed once maximum sales are reached.
  • After driving to the main parking area, display the receipt on your car dashboard.
  • If you don’t have a printer, write the order number on a sheet of paper for display.
  • Closed are the Hiram Butler House, Gift Shop, water fountain, play structures, bubble ponds and conifer garden.
  • Bring your own water but no picnics or outside food.
  • While masks are not required, guests are encouraged to wear a face covering, especially when using the public restroom.
  • Until further notice, all public events, classes and programs will remain canceled.
  • Guests should check the SGG website before each visit at smith-gilbert-gardens.square.site.

What is the same:

  • Hours have returned to normal - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
  • Admission costs are the same - up to $10 and free for ages 2 and under.
  • One public restroom will be available.

For updates from the city of Kennesaw and more information on current operations, visit kennesaw-ga.gov/covid-19.

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