Special Events at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Smith-Gilbert Gardens Seek Participants for Great Backyard Bird Count

Kennesaw’s Smith-Gilbert Gardens will also host their own Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, February 13th from 10:00 am to Noon. Participants will learn about birds, record how many birds and kinds of birds you see for at least 15 minutes. Also, our favorite birdwatcher, Pat Pepper, will be here to help you identify birds and regale you with her birding stories! While you are here, make a natural bird feeder, discover the garden, and go on a birdhouse picture scavenger hunt.

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a call to action that was launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. Bird watchers of all ages are encouraged to count birds in order to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

This event is free with Garden Admission:

$7.00 for Adults

$6.00 for Seniors

$5.00 for Children (6-12 years old)

Free for Children (0-5 years old)