Upcoming Special Events at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Fall Cucurbit Display

Friday, October 14 through
Sunday, November 6
Daily, during regular Gardens 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. Bring your camera, but please don't sit on or trample the displays.

Autumn Gardenfest

Friday, October 21: 12 to 4 pm and Saturday, October 22: 9 am to 3 pm

Celebrate the end of the hot Southern summer by focusing on garden-related projects, themes and plants at Autumn Gardenfest. Fall (especially November) is the best time to plant trees, shrubs and many perennials in our region. Guest speakers this year will address bird migration, beekeeping and gardening for butterflies, among others, and garden-related items are sold on the Event Field by local vendors. $5 parking fee charged per vehicle.
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Gazing in the Garden

Saturday, October 22
6 to 9 pm

Our popular free-to-the-public event returns again for a autumnal stargazing. As the sun sets and sky darkens, view celestial bodies through telescopes. If you are interested in tips on buying your own telescope, arrive at 6 pm and pick the brains of members of our co-sponsor Oglethorpe Astronomical Association as they set up scopes for the event! 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. Weapons are prohibited on University property. More >>
December Nights &
Holiday Lights

Select Nights from
Friday, November 25 through
Saturday, December 24
6 to 9 pm

The "Jewel of a Savannah Christmas" returns with improved access pathways, new light displays and approaching 1,000,000 sparkling lights. Santa and Mrs. Claus make appearances across the season as their busy schedules allow. Various non-profit groups help stock Mrs. Claus' Kitchen, selling hot chocolate and other tasty holiday treats. Also returning this year is the model train display and new feature is the holiday floral display on the Back Terrace portico. Please remember the lights display are affected by rain, so plan to attend on evenings with fair weather to avoid disappointment. This is a WALKING tour of illuminated displays across the Gardens.

Fish Fry & Wild Game Supper

Saturday, February 4, 2017
6 pm

On a late winter's evening, join the Friends of the Coastal Gardens for their annual "Wild Game Supper". This fundraiser boasts unique Southern fare such as alligator, wild game stew, venison, quail, deep fried battered fish and hushpuppies, collards, butter beans, hot biscuits and homemade desserts.
Friends of the Coastal Gardens Gala

Saturday, March 11, 2017

An elegant evening with great food, fellowship and synergy regarding the developing of the Coasta Georgia Botanical Gardens, this annual grand fundraising gala is put on by the Friends of the Coastal Gardens. Enjoy the festivities in the Andrews Visitor and Education Center's Great Hall and back terrace overlooking the Formal and White Gardens. Tickets required.

Spring Plant Sale

Friday, April 14 and
Saturday, April 15, 2017

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!
Orchid Show

Friday, April 28
Saturday, April 29
Sunday, April 30, 2017

An AOS-juried orchid show returns to the Andrews Visitor Center, sponsored by the Deep South Orchid Society. Hundreds of orchids are judged for their form, color and perfection. Admire entries and show winners! Browse vendors from across the Southeast to shop for live orchid plants and growing supplies. Bring your orchid plant from home to take advantage of the repotting booth. We also anticipate the return of the wine-and-cheese preview on Friday evening.