Special Events in 2016 at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens


Gazing in the Garden

Saturday, February 13
6 to 9 pm

Our popular free-to-the-public event returns in 2016 to offer a midwinter stargazing opportunity. As the sun sets and sky darkens, view celestial bodies through telescopes. Our co-sponsor is the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association. Dress for the weather and be aware we cancel the event with inclement or cloudy weather, often attempting to reschedule the event at a later date during the season. You are welcome to bring a non-alcoholic beverage, blankets and lawn chairs as we gather on the event field near the Lakeside Pavilion. More information >>
Valentine's Chocolate &
Wine Tasting

Sunday, February 14
6 to 9 pm

This hugely popular evening program is back and bigger than ever, as it will be held in the Great Hall of the new Andrews Visitor Center! Bring your sweetheart or a good friend to enjoy the flavors of wines with chocolate on St. Valentine's Day night. Begin with light hors-d'oeuvres followed by tastings of wine and chocolates, followed by a dessert. Registration is required and this event tends to book-up quickly. Cost is $25/person or $45/couple. This year we are featuring Georgia wines of Watermelon Creek Vineyard from Glennville. More information >>



Fish Fry & Wild Game Supper

Friday, February 26
7 to 9 pm

On a late winter's evening, join the Friends of the Coastal Gardens for their annual "Wild Game Supper" at the Lakeside Pavilion. This fundraiser boasts unique Southern fare such as alligator, wild game stew, venison, quail, fried fish and hushpuppies, collards, butter beans, hot biscuits and homemade desserts. Reservations are required by Monday, Feb. 22 and price per person is $50. More information >>


Spring Plant Sale

Friday, March 25 (1-4 pm) and
Saturday, March 26 (9 am - 1 pm)

Held once again just prior to Easter, CGBG's Spring Plant Sale is the place to get your hands on those more unique or hard-to-find annuals, perennials, Georgia native, shrubs and trees for your property. Free parking on site, the sale takes place on the event field near the Lakeside Pavilion. Be a smart shopper -- bring a wagon or small garden cart to collect those finds and to get them to your vehicle more easily! More information >>


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Sunday supper in the strawberry Patch

Sunday, April 24
5 to 7 pm

The 21st annual Sunday Supper -- hosted by the Friends of the Coastal Gardens -- showcases the prized springtime fruit: the strawberry! This informal, traditional supper is held at our Lakeside Pavilion featuring the first of CGBG's strawberry harvest for the evening's dessert! Optional late afternoon Gardens tours, presentation/welcome address lead in to the catered supper. The meal charge is $35/person (plate). Silent auction items also presented at the Supper, ranging from exotic trips and artwork to garden plants.
30th Annual
Orchid Show

Friday, April 29
Saturday, April 30
Sunday, May 1

The annual orchid show of the local Deep South Orchid Society has moved to a new home at CGBG's Andrews Visitor Center. This year's orchid displays will highlight the city of Savannah. Held in the Great Hall, view specimen orchids plants and blooms that have been jury-judged for awards using American Orchid Society (AOS) standards. Browse vendors with orchid-growing supplies or art featuring orchids. This colorful springtime event runs over a three-day period.




Astronomy Day

Saturday, May 14
2 to 5 pm

Presented by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association, Astronomy Day features daytime activities and displays for the entire family at CGBG. More details on the afternoon's events and activities will be availably in late April.
Gazing in the Garden

Saturday, May 14
8 to 10:30 pm

Our popular free-to-the-public event wraps up Astronomy Day, this time for a late spring stargazing. As the sun sets and sky darkens, view celestial bodies through telescopes. Our co-sponsor is the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association. Dress for the weather and be aware we cancel the event with inclement or cloudy weather, often attempting to reschedule the event at a later date during the season. You are welcome to bring a non-alcoholic beverage, blankets and lawn chairs as we gather on the event field near the Lakeside Pavilion.




Fall Cucurbit Display

Saturday, October 8 through
Sunday, November 6
Daily, during regular Garden hours

Celebrate autumn with a stroll down our 250-foot-long Crapemyrtle Allee to view numerous corn shocks flanked by an array of cucurbits. Cucurbits is the all-encompassing name for melons, gourds, pumpkins and squashes. Learn about the varieties of some of the more unique ornamental and edible cucurbits available at harvestime. Small ornamental gourds and heirloom pumpkins available for sale at our Gift Shop during this educational outdoor exhibit. Bring your camera, but please don't sit on or trample the displays.
Autumn Gardenfest

Friday, October 21 and
Saturday, October 22

Celebrate the end of the hot Southern summer by focusing on garden-related projects, themes and plants at Autumn Gardenfest. Guest speakers present lectures on garden topics and garden-related items are sold on the Event Field by local vendors. Parking fee charged per vehicle.