Smith-Gilbert Gardens is a botanical garden and learning center located on 16 well-maintained acres. It features a variety of plantings, the historic Hiram Butler home and 30 contemporary sculptures. The grounds were originally developed to attract birds, but now the gardens are linked by paths that connect separate groupings of mature plants.
There are huge Japanese maples, a Bonsai exhibit, a camellia garden, waterfalls, a rose garden, two koi ponds and a conifer display. Educational programs are offered throughout the year for guests of all ages. The gardens are also available for private events.
- Fax: 770-784-7900
- Hours: Mon - Sat, 9am - 4pm; Holidays, closed
- Handicap Accessible: No
- Founding Date: The Gardens were founded in 1970.
- Parking: Free lot
- Are there any interesting facts about this location?: The Gardens were purchased by the city of Kennesaw in 2004. The Hiram Butler home was originally built in 1880.
- Features: Benches, Public art
- Services: Gift shop, Restrooms, Tours
- Wi-Fi: None
- Area: 16 acres