Special Events at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Fall Cucurbit Display

Friday, October 9 through
Sunday, November 15

Daily during regular Garden Hours

Cucurbits -- members of the cucumber family that include pumpkins, gourds, melons 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. As fall progresses, more and more tree leaves drop all around the displays, allowing more sunlight to reach the Allee's tranquil grass pathway. This is an ornamental educational display. Therefore, supervision is required so that children neither sit on pumpkins, nor anyone lift and move pumpkins for any reason, including for photography.
Autumn Gardenfest

Friday, October 23
12 noon to 4 pm and
Saturday, October 24
9 am to 3 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, birding, or pollinator lectures at the Lakeside Pavilion, featuring Linda Askey, Norman Winter, Chris Van Kleave, Diana Churchill and Joan Colder. Of course, take a walk in the new and oldtime favorite garden areas before you leave. Parking limited and $5 charge per vehicle; carpooling is appreciated and a wise environmental choice.

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 600,000 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 will cause nightly cancellations of the illuminated displays -- don't procrastinate, if dry weather is forecasted, plan your visit!
Valentine's Chocolate &
Wine Tasting

Sunday, February 14
7 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 Visitor's Center! Bring your sweetheart or a good friend to enjoy the flavors of wines with chocolate on St. Valentine's Day. Find out about the chocolate tree and grapes that make the tasting worthwhile. Registration is required and this event tends to book-up quickly. Check back in late December for more details on this delicious event!

Friends of the Coastal Gardens' Wild Game & Fish Fry 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 and Fish Fry Supper at the Lakeside Pavilion. This fundraiser boasts unique Southern fare such as alligator, elk, venison, duck, quail, fried fish and hushpuppies, grits and gravy, assorted salad greens, hot biscuits and homemade desserts. Reservations are required and cost is charged per person/plate. More information on this event forthcoming in early January.

Friends of the Coastal Gardens' Sunday supper in the strawberry Patch

Sunday, April 24
5 to 7 pm

The 21st annual Sunday Supper 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. Charge per person, with adult and childrens' meal rates. Silent auction items also presented at the Supper, ranging from exotic trips and artwork to garden plants.