Special Events at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Night Hike in the Garden

Saturday, June 27, 2015
7 to 8:30 pm

As the sun gets low on the western horizon, stop by the botanical gardens to view the wide array of bird life. Free to the public, wear comfortable shoes, bring a flashlight and a cool beverage (no alcohol allowed) and join birding enthusiasts Stan Gray and Melanie Sparrow. They will point out various birds that live in the gardens, allowing you to hopefully both see and hear them.
Gazing in the Garden

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Dusk (~8:00) to 10:30 pm

Gazing in the Garden is in partnership with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association and is a night of skygazing. First off at 7 pm, you may enjoy a cheesy 1950s sci-fi movie in the Andrews Visitor and Education Center before skygazing begins just after sunset, which is 8:02 pm. As the sky darkens, view the waxing moon. We'll also gaze for stars, any visible planetary neighbors and nebulae. This popular event remains free and open to the public. Gazing in the Garden is dependent on the weather. More ->
2015 Fall Cucurbit Display

Mid-October through early November

Cucurbits -- members of the cucumber family that include pumpkins, gourds and squashes -- are a central part of the American autumn scene. Walk down our 200-foot-long Crapemyrtle Allee and view an array of interestingly colored and shaped curcurbits at the base of numerous corn shocks.
2015 CGBG
Spring Plant Sale

Friday, April 3
1 to 4 pm and
Saturday, April 4
9 am to 12 noon

Join us on Friday and Saturday on the grassy event field near the Lakeside Pavilion for our annual spring plant sale. Hard-to-find and new-release plants will be featured. Browse the benches for annuals, perennials, aquatic/bog plants, Georgia natives (herbaceous and woody), flowering shrubs, hardy tropicals, and some herbs. More ->

2015 Fall GardenFest

Friday, October 23
12 noon to 4 pm and
Saturday, October 24
9 am to 4 pm

Fall is the best time for planting in our region. Come to CGBG either of these two days to browse for plants from an array of nursery vendors or shop for garden-related tools and decor from other local suppliers' booths outdoors. Take time to sit in on free garden lectures at the Lakeside Pavilion and of course take a walk in the gardens before you leave. Parking limited and fee charge per vehicle.
December Nights &
Holiday Lights

November 27 through
December 13
Wed. - Sun. only, 6 to 9 pm
December 16 through 24,
nightly, 6 to 9 pm

Our existing gardens are lit with well over 500,000 lights in this festive evening event that is THE regional "must-see!" Music, sweet treats and a model railroad display add to the 2015 holiday experience. This is the Christmas walking-tour event in Savannah that so many describe as "magical and pretty." Admission charged per person. Rainy weather can cause nightly cancellations of the illuminated displays.