Special Events at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Friends of the Coastal Gardens' Gala

Saturday, February 7, 2015
6:30 pm

The Friends of the Coastal Gardens presents the opening gala of the Andrews Visitor and Education Center with honorary chair Vince Dooley. This formal affair (black tie is encouraged) begins with cockails and hors d'oeuvres, followed with dinner by Chef Nick Mueller. Tickets are $175 per person and seating is limited. Call (912) 921-5460.
Gazing in the Garden

Saturday, February 21, 2015
CANCELLED (cloud cover)

Gazing in the Garden is in partnership with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association and is a night of skygazing. This time we won't show a 1950s sci-fi movie before skygazing begins since just after sunset is the best viewing of the thin crescent moon and Mars and Venus in conjunction. We'll also gaze for stars, Saturn and Jupiter and nebulae. This popular event remains free and open to the public. Gazing in the Garden is dependent on the weather, and the forecast for cloudiness on Feb. 21 forces us to cancel this time. Our next Gazing in the Garden is scheduled for Saturday, May 23, 2015. More ->
Friends of Coastal Gardens' Wild Game & Fish Fry Dinner

Friday, March 13, 2015
7 pm

Enjoy a wide array of Southern game meats and seasonal fare while seated in the open-air Lakeside Pavilion. A Friends of the Coastal Gardens tradition, this informal dinner acts as a fundraiser that supports expansion at CGBG. Reservations required and needed by Monday, March 9. More ->
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 Garden Affair

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.