Special Events at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Gazing in the Garden

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

Gazing in the Garden is in partnership with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association and is a night of stargazing. First off at 7:30 pm, you may enjoy a cheesy 1950s sci-fi movie in the Andrews Visitor and Education Center before stargazing 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 ->
Friends of the Coastal Gardens Members-Only EVEnt & Trunk Show

Friday, September 4, 2015
6 pm

Members of the Friends of the Coastal Gardens organization are invited to attend an evening of hors d'oeuvres, a tour of new gardens and a Trunk Show featuring the pottery of artist Neena Jhaveri. Her pieces are made with bamboo and botanicals from Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens! Also available for purchase that evening is author Amanda Harris' recently published book, "Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America's Plant Hunters". RSVPs are required and handled by calling Liz at 921-5460, ext. 221. This members-only event is free to current Friends members and their guests.
Spirit of Monet
Plant Collection
Garden Party

Thursday, September 17
7 to 9 pm

Join Telfair Museum at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens for the unveiling of the Spirit of Monet Plant Collection. Designed for Telfair's upcoming Monet and American Impressionism exhibition (running October 16 through January 24), four horticulturists curated a special flower collection inspired by Monet's vibrant color palette. Enjoy a cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, and a colorful stroll through some Monet-inspired garden plantings. This event is free to Telfair members and Friends of the Coastal Gardens members. $15/person for non-members. To reserve tickets, contact Liz Lubrani at 921-5460, ext. 221.

For more information about the Monet and American Impressionism exhibition at Telfair Museum's Jepson Center, visit this link ->
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. As fall progresses, more and more tree leaves drop all around the displays, allowing more sunlight to reach the Allee's grass pathway.

2015 Autumn 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.