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Smith Gilbert Gardens

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Great walk, beautiful gardens, very helpful staff!!

My family and I visited while on vacation in the area, would recommend, to anyone looking to walk... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Marietta, Georgia
1 mile path

thirty minutes up 75 from Atlanta is this beautiful garden. Very nicely naturalized; the outdoor... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
jay e
Atlanta, Georgia
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With a variety of plantings, the Hiram Butler Home (ca. 1880) and 31 sculptures, Smith-Gilbert Gardens has something for everyone. At the center of Smith-Gilbert Gardens is the historic Hiram Butler House, dating back over 150 years. The house was...more
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2382 Pine Mountain Rd NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152-4127
+1 770-919-0248
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens are very much unkept. There was debris over all the walking trails. The treehouse exhibit is a joke as they are all rundown and in need of improvements. My two year old couldn’t play with anything in them at all. Everything is very...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

My family and I visited while on vacation in the area, would recommend, to anyone looking to walk and explore an interesting garden!!!

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

thirty minutes up 75 from Atlanta is this beautiful garden. Very nicely naturalized; the outdoor areas are more diverse than the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Thank jay e
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful rose garden, meticulous grounds, walking paths through woods and gatdens. Bonsai classes, hummingbird banding demonstrations given on some weekends. My daughter had her wedding here. What a beautiful back drop for a beautiful couple.

Thank Judith E
Reviewed 12 April 2018

First let me say that while I am not a gardener but that I enjoy visiting gardens and that I appreciate the labor that goes into maintaining a garden. I have visited 25 to 30 gardens and have done reviews on several of them. This...More

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Smith-Gilbert G, Guest Relations Manager at Smith Gilbert Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for your visit to Smith-Gilbert Gardens. I would like to take a moment to address some of the concerns you raised in your review. Here at Smith-Gilbert Gardens, we take our role as careful stewards of the environment very seriously. In order to...More

Reviewed 6 March 2018

Such a unique and peaceful place, something for everyone. Great afternoon option for out of town family/visitors year round. Sculpture, interesting architecture (Butler house built 1882) and unique 15 acre garden with gravel paths and water feature. Always enjoy the native azaleas, roses, camellias, pitcher...More

Thank bdh189
Reviewed 9 November 2017

As botanical gardens go this one is on the small side, but is a hidden gem that you won't want to miss! If you like bonsai trees they have a very large collection of them. If you appreciate modern sculpture, you will find dozens located...More

Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Make sure you get there first part of September for the hummingbird banding. This is fun for the whole family. If your lucky you can release the hummingbird of from your hand. It is very educational. In the butterfly house you can grab a slice...More

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a large garden with many different plants and animals. There is also an fairly old house. The guides are very helpful.

Thank FamilymanDoug
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

This event lasted from 8-11 am. There were so many additional things to see! The butterfly house, bonsai garden, rose garden, wildlife trail… And for a $10 donation we had the opportunity to hold Fiona the owl! What a sweetheart. We must come back and...More

Thank Sandy H
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