Upcoming Special Events at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens




30th Annual
Savannah Orchid Show

Friday, April 29
Saturday, April 30
Sunday, May 1

The annual Savannah Orchid Show of the local Deep South Orchid Society has moved to a new home at CGBG's Andrews Visitor Center. This year's orchid displays will highlight the city of Savannah. Held in the Great Hall, view specimen orchids plants and blooms that have been jury-judged for awards using American Orchid Society (AOS) standards. Browse vendors with orchid-growing supplies or art featuring orchids. This colorful springtime event runs over a three-day period. The Show is included in your regular Gardens admission ticket.
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Astronomy Day

Saturday, May 14
3 to 6 pm

Presented by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association, Astronomy Day features daytime activities and displays for the entire family at CGBG. Held at the Visitor Center, activities and programs include safe solar gazing, displays on astronomy, astronomical equipment and apps, astronomical art and more. This event is free and open to the public. Return later that evening for our springtime 'Gazing in the Garden' event, too!


Gazing in the Garden

Saturday, May 14
8 to 10 pm

Our popular free-to-the-public event wraps up Astronomy Day, this time for a late spring 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. More information >>
RunWay in Bloom

Sunday, May 29
5 pm

The fashionable fundraising event will highlight local fashion designers and models in our Formal Garden and White Garden. General admission is $20/person while a V.I.P. ticket ($50/person) includes dinner, a Gardens tour, gift bag and Terrace seating for the Runway Show. More information is forthcoming on this late springtime event. If you have an interest to showcase your fashion on the runway, please call 921-5460, ext. 221.




Fall Cucurbit Display

Friday, October 14 through
Sunday, November 6
Daily, during regular garden 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

Select Evenings from
Friday, November 25 through
Saturday, December 24
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 Garden. 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!