While balcony container gardeners enjoy their small-space urban gardens, sometimes a few container plants on an apartment balcony above a busy street just isn’t peaceful enough. Balcony gardeners might not be able to have a peaceful, large garden, but there are public gardens and arboretums near every major city. Don’t just fawn over pictures of luxurious gardens, get out there and enjoy a day at a public garden! You may even bring some gardening inspiration home to your own balcony container garden.
If you live in or are visiting the Columbus, Georgia, area, why not visit the Columbus Botanical Garden?
- The Columbus Botanical Garden in Columbus, Georgia, is a relatively new botanical garden. While the farmhouse that serves as its headquarters is was built in the 1890s, the botanical gardens was founded until 1999 and was dedicated until 2004.
- The garden is 22 acres and has an old farmhouse called “The Adams Family Farm House” that can be rented out for weddings and other purposes.
- The Columbus Botanical Garden includes a Visitors Center, Esplanade Core Gardens, Meeting Pavilion, Native Woodland Gardens, Reflective Pool Terrace, Conservatory, Ecology Center and more.
- In 2009, the garden began a labeling program that allows visitors to see botanical information about the plants they are viewing.
- For a small fee, you can attend programs and workshops that can boost your gardening skills.
- If you volunteer for the Columbus Botanical Garden, you can receive discounts and can even qualify for free attendance to the Saturday Seminars Series.
- Get a discount on the Columbus Botanical Garden’s plant sales and workshops by becoming a member. Members can also check out books from the garden’s 500-volume library.
Columbus Botanical Garden Quick Info
3603 Weems Road, Columbus, Georgia 31909
May be closed Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays during special events, so call ahead before visiting