Special Events at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Astronomy Day

Saturday, October 4, 2014
2 to 5 pm

Free to the public and led by Savannah's own Oglethorpe Astronomical Association, bring the family to learn about our galaxy. Visit booths at the Lakeside Pavilion to learn about planetary gravity, attempt daytime sky-gazing and view a scale model of our solar system across the CGBG property. Bring the family for daytime learning and astronomy, go out for dinner and then return after 7 pm to enjoy nighttime skygazing as part of our Gazing in the Garden event! More ->

Gazing in the Garden

Saturday, October 4, 2014
7 to ~10 pm

Gazing in the Garden is in partnership with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association and is a night of skygazing. As always, a classic 1950s sci-fi movie begins before the stargazing, just as the sun is setting. Be prepared for less-than-ideal acting and effects in the movie, but know telescope views of the rising moon and stars await you on the Great Lawn. This popular event remains free and open to the public. Gazing in the Garden is dependent on the weather, and thunderstorms or overcast skies may warrant rescheduling the event for another autumn night. Updates on our Facebook page share if the event is still on based on the weather forecast. More ->

Fall Cucurbit Display

October 10 through November 10
Daily, during regular hours

Hundreds of cucurbits -- you may better know them as squashes, gourds and pumpkins -- are displayed at the Garden for All Abilities! This month-long education exhibit is visually stunning and will evoke feelings of both Halloween and harvest. No fee to view the exhibit.
December Nights &
Holiday Lights

November 28 through
December 21, 2014
Thurs. - Sun. only, 6 to 9 pm

and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
December 22, 23 and 24, 6 to 9 pm

Our existing gardens are lit with over 275,000 lights in this festive evening event that is THE regional "must-see!" Music and sweet treats add to the holiday experience. This is the Christmas walking-tour event in Savannah that so many describe as "magical and pretty." Admission charged per person. No pets allowed during this evening event. We are an entirely tobacco-free property.
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Friends of the Coastal Gardens' Luncheon & Gala

Friday, February 6, 2015 (luncheon)
Saturday, February 7 (evening gala)

Support expansion of CGBG through the luncheon and event for the Friends of the Coastal Gardens. On Friday, enjoy listening to a guest garden speaker over lunch at the new Andrews Visitor & Education Center. On Saturday evening, dress to the nines for a formal fundraising gala in the Great Hall and adjacent Terrace, which overlooks the new Formal Garden. More information and ticket prices coming in fall 2014.
Home & Garden Show

February 6 - 8, 2015

Held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on Hutchinson Island, the Home and Garden Show is THE place to learn about outdoor and indoor home and garden renovations. CGBG will again attend with a booth and sponsor the Garden Stage. Seminars on the Garden Stage will inform you of various time-appropriate garden tasks and techniques as well as help you discover new plant ideas and selections to get for your 2015 home garden!
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Valentine's Wine and Chocolate Tasting Evening

Saturday, February 14, 2015
8 to 10 pm

Now in its third year, our Valentine's Day tradition continues with an evening of tasting wine and chocolate with your special someone. Tickets required and are available at per-single or couples rates. Reservations are required and seats are limited (This special event sells out quickly). More information coming in December 2014.
Spring Plant Sale

Friday, April 3
Saturday, April 4, 2015

Join us on Friday and Saturday on the event lawn near the Lakeside Pavilion for our annual spring plant sale. Hard-to-find and new-release plants will be featured. Browse the benches for annuals, perennials, water plants, Georgia natives and herbs/vegetables.