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We love our youngest visitors!

 

:: Individual Visit | Garden Stories | Young Explorer | Art Series | Field trips ::

Crisper mornings are turning the trees slowly but surely into their fall outfit. Make a stop at the gardens during this time of year to see the many seeds the trees produced, the changing leaves. Check out the passion vine munching caterpillars that will turn into the fritillary butterfly.

Honey and Buzz

Honey and Buzz buzzing around the Gardens.

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.
Our ‘Honey’ and ‘Buzz’ love the variety of flowers all through the gardens. They will take you on a bee dance while you look for the spots where they had their picture taken. Pick up your copy of the picture scavenger hunt and enjoy buzzing through the gardens.

 

 

 

 

“GARDEN STORIES”

Garden Stories is taking a winter break –

We are looking forward to see you for the Garden Stories every 3rd Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.! (February-October) MudFun

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.

Participation in Garden Stories gives you admission to the Gardens for the entire day.

All Garden Stories 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.

 

“YOUNG EXPLORER”

Enjoy the out of doors and be creative in the Garden; 

Fall Cooking with Young Chefs
>> Tuesday November 25 : 9am-11:30am - 

Take advantage of the long Thanksgiving break week and learn what you can cook with pumpkins! Instructor Cindee Sweda will guide you in the kitchen. This is a drop-off class. Minimum age to participate is 8. Participation fee: $12 per child – Registration is required.

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

 

“SECRET GARDEN CHILDREN’S ART SERIES”

Secret Garden Children’s Art Series: Tile Painting – Leaves by O’Keefe

>> Saturday, November 1, 2014  -  10:30am to 12Noon    —– CLASS FULL

>> Saturday, November 8, 2014  -  10:30am to 12Noon    

Art Series O'Keefe - leaves

Leaves! Leaves! And more leaves! A guided walk through the forested Gardens in Fall is a beautiful sight as colors of red, gold, green, and brown dance above our heads and crunch below our feet. Children will be encouraged to choose the perfect leaf (or two) of their own along the way to bring to the art zone where they will draw and paint their findings onto a 4” x 4” tile in the style of artist Georgia O’Keefe. Guests will be treated to face painting, as time permits, as well as cookies and lemonade.
No artistic experience needed. All supplies provided. Open-seating. Reservations required.
Participation fee: SGG-Member Child : $20 ; Non-Member Child: $25

Minimum No. Guests: 8 Guests (20 Maximum)
Age: 4 – 12 Years Old
Attire: Casual Clothing. (Flat close-toed shoes, please.)

 

Secret Garden Children’s Art Series: Wooden Photo Frame – Starry Night by Van Gogh 

 >>  Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:30am to 12Noon

Art Series Van Gogh _ starry nightThe moon and stars are a wondrous sight especially in winter when they twinkle and dance on a dark blue stage. Van Gogh captured this moment well in one of his most famous paintings, Starry Night. Children will learn how this painting came to be and learn step-by-step on how to recreate their own version of it on a wooden picture frame, perfect for the gift giving season. Our young artists will be treated to face painting too, as time permits, as well as cookies and lemonade.
No artistic experience needed. All supplies provided. Open-seating event. Reservations required.
Participation fee: SGG-Member Child : $20 ; Non-Member Child: $25

Minimum No. Guests: 8 Guests (15 Maximum)
Age: 4 – 12 years old

 

“FIELD TRIPS”

Docent led tour in the garden

Docent led tour in the garden

Go on an exciting field trip! There are many positive points of a field trip to Smith-Gilbert Gardens.
Our children’s tours and programs are designed for children 5-8 years and are correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards.

 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. Gar
den 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.

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“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.
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. Field trip policy
For more information contact the Garden office at 770-919-0248 or email shaerynck@smithgilbertgardens.com

 


Secret Garden Children’s Art Series: Tile Painting – Leaves by O’Keefe | Class Full Register Now

Secret Garden Children’s Art Series: Tile Painting – Leaves by O’Keefe


Art Series O'Keefe - leaves

Leaves! Leaves! And more leaves! A guided walk through the forested Gardens in Fall is a beautiful sight as colors of red, gold, green, and brown dance above our heads and crunch below our feet. Children will be encouraged to choose the perfect leaf (or two) of their own along the way to bring to the art zone where they will draw and paint their findings onto a 4” x 4” tile in the style of artist Georgia O’Keefe. Guests will be treated to face painting, as time permits, as well as cookies and lemonade. No artistic experience needed. All supplies provided. Open-seating. Reservations required.

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014 --CLASS FULL-
Time: 10:30am to 12Noon
Minimum No. Guests: 8 Guests (20 Maximum)
Age: 4 – 12 Years Old
Attire: Casual Clothing. (Flat close-toed shoes, please.)

Sorry, registration has closed — the class is full.

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November 1, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
SGG Member Child$20.00
Non-Member Child$25.00

Secret Garden Children’s Art Series: Tile Painting – Leaves by O’Keefe Register Now

Secret Garden Children’s Art Series: Tile Painting – Leaves by O’Keefe

Art Series O'Keefe - leaves
Leaves! Leaves! And more leaves! A guided walk through the forested Gardens in Fall is a beautiful sight as colors of red, gold, green, and brown dance above our heads and crunch below our feet. Children will be encouraged to choose the perfect leaf (or two) of their own along the way to bring to the art zone where they will draw and paint their findings onto a 4” x 4” tile in the style of artist Georgia O’Keefe. Guests will be treated to face painting, as time permits, as well as cookies and lemonade. No artistic experience needed. All supplies provided. Open-seating. Reservations required.

Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Time: 10:30am to 12Noon
Minimum No. Guests: 8 Guests (15 Maximum)
Age: 4 – 12 Years Old
Attire: Casual Clothing. (Flat close-toed shoes, please.)

 

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November 8, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
SGG Member Child$20.00
Non-Member Child$25.00

Fall Cooking with Young Chefs Register Now

Tuesday November 25, 2014 -  9am-11:30am
Pumpkins galore!
Take advantage of the long Thanksgiving break week and learn what you can prepare with pumpkins! Instructor Cindee Sweda, Family and Consumer Services Agent  will guide you in the kitchen. This is a drop-off class. Minimum age to participate is 8.

Participation fee: $12 per child – Registration is required.

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

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November 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Participating Child$12.00

Secret Garden Children’s Art Series: Wooden Photo Frame – Starry Night by Van Gogh Register Now

Secret Garden Children’s Art Series: Wooden Photo Frame – Starry Night by Van Gogh Art Series Van Gogh _ starry night
The moon and stars are a wondrous sight especially in winter when they twinkle and dance on a dark blue stage. Van Gogh captured this moment well in one of his most famous paintings, Starry Night. Children will learn how this painting came to be and learn step-by-step on how to recreate their own version of it on a wooden picture frame, perfect for the gift giving season. Our young artists will be treated to face painting too, as time permits, as well as cookies and lemonade. No artistic experience needed. All supplies provided. Open-seating event. Reservations required.
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time: 10:30am to 12Noon
Minimum No. Guests: 8 Guests (15 Maximum)

Age: 4 – 12 years old

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December 13, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
SGG Member Child$20.00
Non-Member Child$25.00

 

*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.

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