Peaceful Summer Things to Do in Savannah
Gazing in the Gardens
Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
Andrews Visitor & Education Center
2 Canebrake Road
August 22nd at 7pm
Few things embody Georgia summers like lazing in the cool Southern air, gazing at the clear night sky. Join the folks at the historic “Bamboo Farm” Botanical Gardens for a night of campy science fiction and stargazing on August 22nd, starting with a 1950s-era film at 7:30pm. Get ready to “ooh,” “ahh,” and laugh yourself silly as the movie sets the mood for what’s to come at one of the most unique summer events in Savannah.
A Night of Southern Stargazing
Inspired by rousing cinema of yesteryear, venture out to the garden’s Event Field after sunset for a celestial evening of stargazing with the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association. A selection of telescopes large and small will be available for FREE, assisted peeks at the night sky – from the waxing quarter moon to the Milky Way, and all sorts of famous constellations.
What to Bring
While food and beverages aren’t allowed in the Visitor’s Center, feel free to bring a picnic or snacks to nibble on in the Event Field when you’re not at the telescopes. You may also want to consider a blanket or small chair to make for the perfect Southern evening, lounging in the grass with family and friends.
About the Gardens
Affectionately known to locals as “The Bamboo Farm,” Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens began as just that in 1890. Over the next 90 years, it evolved from a farm into a USDA research facility, until the University of Georgia took ownership in 1983. Today, it's one of the region’s most treasured reprieves, just 20 minutes from our hotel.