Special Events at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

 August: Hummingbird Banding Event

Thank you for your interest in our Hummingbird Banding Event. Ticket sales are now closed. You can purchase tickets tomorrow at the Event.

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“Hummingbird Whisperer” to Visit Smith-Gilbert Gardens


Kennesaw, Ga. (July 17, 2015) – Kennesaw’s Smith-Gilbert Gardens will hold its fifth annual hummingbird banding event on Saturday, August 29 from 8- 11am, hosted by “Hummingbird Whisperer” Julia Elliott from Bird Watcher Supply Company. Elliott received her federal Master Permit to band hummingbirds in 2010. She is one of only about 150 persons from across the United States and Canada authorized to band these tiny birds.


The process of banding, recapture, and recovery provides valuable information about bird history, especially migratory details and the relative abundance of a given bird species from year to year. When a bird is banded, the bander collects important data about the bird’s age, sex, condition, and plumage characteristics. Elliott will use three trainer traps set in the perennial border to capture the ruby-throated hummingbirds that populate this area.


Other activities will also be featured. Monteen McCord, a bird rehabilitator who specializes in caring for birds of prey, will have a beautiful owl with her. Attendees will be able to hold the owl for a $10 donation to help rehabilitate current and future birds of prey. Master Gardeners will be sharing information about all types of pollinators and plants that attract hummingbird. Plants, bird-related gifts, feeders, note cards, and identification guides will be available for sale in the Gift Shop. Children will be invited to make hummingbird craft projects in the Rose Garden, enjoy a scavenger hunt, play yard games, and visit the bubble ponds. Water, snacks, and Kona Ice will also be offered for purchase.


The banding is a rain or shine event. Special thanks to presenting sponsor Bird Watcher Supply Company. Due to very limited parking on-site, two shuttles will be running from Adams Park (Ben Robertson Community Center). Visit or call 770-919-0248 for complete details. Smith-Gilbert Gardens is located at 2382 Pine Mountain Road in Kennesaw.

 Event Information:

August 29, 2015BUY

8 am – 11am

Smith-Gilbert Gardens

2382 Pine Mountain Rd.

Kennesaw, GA 30152


Due to very limited parking on-site, 2 shuttles will be running

from Adam’s Park (Ben Robertson Community Center)   at

2753 Watts Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30144.


Garden Phone: 770-919-0248

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*Rain or Shine Event/ Unfortunately, because we are

working with wild animals we are unable

to guarantee an encounter with a Hummingbird*


*No Groupons, Guest Passes, Living Social,

Deal Spotters, or other Coupon Deals.*

Event is special event pricing only.*

Event Pricing:

Pre-Sale Tickets open on August 1st  and will be on sale

until August 28th at 4:00pm

$7 Adults

$6 Seniors, Military

$5 Children 6 – 12

Free Children 0-5


Day of Sales =

$10 Adults

$9 Seniors, Military

$8 Children 6-12

Free Children 0-5


Members: Free for Members.

*Members cannot use guest passes for this event.*