The Andrew Low House is an historic house museum constructed in the Italianate Style by John Norris for Cotton Magnate Andrew Low. It houses the decorative and fine arts collections of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia.
The DeKalb History Center collects, preserves and shares the history of DeKalb County, Georgia. Our Archives and Museum are located inside the historic Old Courthouse on the Square in downtown Decatur. The DeKalb History Center was established in 1947 as the “DeKalb Historical Society.”
Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30152, USA
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Smith-Gilbert Gardens is the City of Kennesaw’s botanical garden. Voted one of the top five places to take children in the Atlanta metro area, the 17-acre property is rich with botanical, artistic and historic treasures. Fifteen themed garden spaces, anchored by the reconstruction era Hiram Butler House, contain more than 4,000 curated plant species. The award-winning “Garden with Wings” butterfly house and pollinator garden promote conservation of beneficial Georgia native plants and insects. The crevice garden displays a gardening style and plant collection rarely seen in the southeastern United States. Robust collections of hydrangeas, camellias, conifers and roses along with woodland and perennial gardens inspire visitors to explore variety for their own landscapes. Blending horticulture and art, the bonsai collection includes more than 70 specimens, diligently trained during monthly work sessions that are open to garden visitors. Thirty remarkable garden sculptures by nationally and internationally known artists add drama to the landscape. Koi ponds, a waterfall, and child-friendly play structures throughout the property round out the experience.