Upcoming Special Events at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

RunWay in Bloom

Sunday, May 29
5 pm

The fashionable fundraising event will highlight local fashion designers' creations. Their models will walk the brick pathway runways through our Formal Garden and White Garden. General admission is $20/person while a V.I.P. ticket ($50/person) includes Gardens tour, dinner, gift bag and elevated Terrace seating for the Runway Show. If you have an interest to showcase your fashion on the runway or to purchase tickets, please call 921-5460. More information and to view the event video promo>>

Gazing in the Garden

Saturday in Midsummer
Date to be determinied

Our popular free-to-the-public event returns again for a summertime 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 by 8 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.

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 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.

December Nights &
Holiday Lights

Nightly from
Friday, November 25 through
Friday, December 23
6 to 9 pm

The "Jewel of a Savannah Christmas" returns in 2016. Improved access with gravel and paver pathways is a notable addition to the DNHL experience. Enjoy over 750,000 lights from the Andrews Visitor and Education Center to the Mediterranean and Rose Gardens. 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. 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.
Valentine's Chocolate &
Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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 during January. Look for more information just after New Year's Day.

Fish Fry & Wild Game Supper

Friday Evening in
Late February 2017

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.
CGBG's 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!