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Children’s Programs

Sponsored by:

childrens-healthcare

We love our youngest visitors!

Sweet colors and sweet smells – Spring is here ! Visit us often as the garden grounds are a changing display of colors, especially in Spring.

SGG Hootie Owl

SGG Hootie Owl

Did you know that we have just the activity for you to ensure you do not miss a part of our beautiful gardens. Stop by at the Reception in the Hiram-Butler house for your copy of the seasonally appropriate scavenger hunt. ‘Hootie’ Owl has landed in the garden and while looking for the perfect spot to nest discovered some fun places. Pick up your copy of the picture scavenger hunt and check where ‘Hootie’ posed for the photographer.

Participate in one of our programs:

All children’s programs are $7 per child which includes an activity fee. Adults pay regular admission; additional participating children are $5 each.  Pre-registration is recommended and appreciated; a $5 late registration fee will be added after the pre-registration cut-off date.

We thank our sponsor Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

“GARDEN STORIES”

We are looking forward to see you again for the Garden Stories every 3rd Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., starting February 2014!

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Children aged 3 to 6 years old and their caregiver will enjoy a story on a garden-related topic. (Activities include one or more stories, dance, organized play or a topic-related arts and craft project.) Along with story time, accompanying activities will vary monthly and may include related arts, crafts, dance or organized play.

April 16 – Lovely Ladybugs, Grouchy or Not

May 21 – Buzzing Bees and Honey Treats

June 18 – Knights and Roses

 

“YOUNG EXPLORER”
Enjoy the out of doors and be creative in the Garden at 10:30 a.m.; ages 6 and up with accompanying adult.

Saturday May 10 – Plant a Rainbow

Come join us in the Gather’n'Grow garden and participate in planting a rainbow garden bed. Dress for playing in the soil, planting seeds and transplants and painting our rain barrel.

Thursday May 29 – Frog and Toad Need a Hideout
Learn some fun frog facts! Find out the differences between frog and toad, their habitats and create and decorate your own toad house to take home.

 

If you are interested to participate in one of our programs as a group, please contact shaerynck@smithgilbertgardens.com to register.

Come for a docent-led tour !

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A fun learning experience!

Our children’s tours and programs are designed for children 5-8 years and are being correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards.

Fees for tours are $5 per child. 1 adult free per 7 children, additional adults are $7 per person. A deposit is required to confirm your date and time of tour. All children‘s tours and programs require a reservation and are open for groups of 6 or more. For more information contact the Garden office at 770-919-0248 or email info@smithgilbertgardens.com.

 Our tours:

GARDEN EXPLORER” – Geared to the young garden explorers (Kindergarten – 2nd grade) where the children are guided along kid appealing highlights of the garden and learn about plants, seeds, flowers and fruits; explore the differences and similarities in plants and use their senses to explore. Garden explorers will experience an eye opener in the kid friendly Gather ‘n’ Grow Garden, on growing vegetables, smelling herbs, admiring colors and fragrant flowers, the mystery of the pollinator garden, a look at bonsai, a visit to the colorful koi, walking through the rock garden, smell a range of roses in the rose garden… For sure a breathtaking exploration.

“Garden Explorer”: GPS correlations First Grade: S1L1a,b,c,d; S1E1; S1CS3a; S1CS4a; S1CS7d

“Kinders discover the Garden”: GPS correlations Kindergarten: : SKCS1a; SKCS2a; SKCS3a; SKCS4a,b,c; SKCS6b; SKE1c; SKE2a,c; SKL1c; SKL2b,c

 

“GARDEN SENSE”—Explore the Gardens using all 5 senses by viewing forms of trees and activities of animals, listening to bird songs and waterfalls, smelling flowers, touching sculptures and tasting our wonderful Gardens’ Honey. Children will gain new awareness of their surroundings by these guided observations.

“ART IN THE GARDEN” – Looking at Sculpture.   Smith-Gilbert Gardens is proud to be one of a select number of gardens in the United States that includes sculpture as part of its interest. While walking the garden children will be engaged to look at the 30+ sculptures thoughtfully placed on the garden grounds. Children will be engaged in looking at sculpture, thinking about the materials used and an artist’s perspective.

Groups of 6 or more may schedule a guided tour.
Please contact Stefanie Haerynck at shaerynck@smithgilbertgardens.com or call the Gardens at 770-919-0248 to make arrangements.

 


Plant a Rainbow Register Now

A Young Explorer Program. For Young Explorers, ages 6 and up with accompanying adult.

Saturday May 10 

Come join us in the Gather’n'Grow Garden and participate in planting a rainbow garden bed. Dress for playing in the soil, planting seeds and transplants and painting our rain barrel.

Please register before May 3, 2014, an additional $5 per participant is required after this date.

Location Outdoor Classroom



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Hosted By Smith-Gilbert Gardens




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May 10, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Participating Child (age 6+)$7.00
Additional Participating Child (age 6+)$5.00
Accompanying Adult - SGG Member (free)$0.00
Accompanying Adult - Non-Member$7.00

Garden Stories – Buzzing Bees and Honey Treats Register Now

May 21, 10:30 am – Children and their caregiver will enjoy a story on a garden-related topic. Along with story time, accompanying activities will vary monthly and may include related arts, crafts, dance or organized play.

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May 21, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Participating Child$7.00
Additional Participating Child$5.00
Adult SGG Member - free$0.00
Adult Non Member $7.00

Frog and Toad Need a Hideout Register Now

feb14-Toad-House-pictureA Young Explorer Program. For Young Explorers, ages 6 and up with accompanying adult.

Thursday May 29th, 2014

Find out some fun facts about frogs, learn the differences between frog an toad, their habitats and create and decorate your own toad house to take home.

Please register before May 22, 2014. Add $5 per participant to your registration if you sign up after 05/22/2014.

 

Location Carriage House
2382 Pine Mountain Rd
Kennesaw GA 30152
7709190248
Hosted By Smith-Gilbert Gardens




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May 29, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Participating Child (age 6+)$7.00
Additional Participating Child (age 6+)$5.00
Accompanying Adult - SGG member free$0.00
Accompanying Adult - Non-Member$7.00

Garden Stories – Knights and Roses Register Now

June 18, 10:30 am – Children and their caregiver will enjoy a story on a garden-related topic. Along with story time, accompanying activities will vary monthly and may include related arts, crafts, dance or organized play.

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June 18, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Participating child$7.00
Additional Participating child$5.00
Adult SGG Member - Free$0.00
Adult Non Member$7.00

 

*Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 5 or more business days prior to the program start date : refund less a processing fee of $5.  Cancellations 1 to 4 business days prior to the program start date: no refund. Programs canceled by Smith-Gilbert Gardens for any reason are fully refunded.
In case you cannot attend the Garden Stories that you registered for, we will work with you to reschedule.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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