Since 1984 Columbia Green has helped Columbia and the midlands of South Carolina put out the welcome mat. Evidence of the organization's work radiates in community parks, medians, major gateways, and in your neighborhoods, with plantings of flowers, shrubs, and trees that delight the eye and lift the spirit.
Columbia Green is most recognized for the landscaped medians throughout Columbia. In addition, money is raised and granted to civic, non-profit, and neighborhood associations to underwrite projects that re-flourish, revive and enhance public spaces with renewed landscaping.
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2015 Annual Meeting
The Annual meeting will be held Wednesday November 4th at The Big Apple, 1000 Hampton Street. Refreshments will begin at 6:00 followed by a brief meeting at 6:30. Columbia Green will announce the recipients of their 2016 Grants and The City of Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission will recognize the winners of the Columbia Choice Awards.
We hope you will mark your calendar and join us to hear Master Gardener/Master Naturalist, Marian St.Clair. Marian works as a garden tour coordinator, organizing trips to Europe and other areas of interest, as well as a freelance garden writer who contributes regular columns to The Greenville News and feature articles to Carolina Gardener Magazine. As a gardening expert, she has been a guest of Martha Stewart Radio and local media, and a frequent presenter at symposia. In 2008, she earned a Gold Award from the Garden Writers Association.
A garden writer and nature advocate, Marian explores both cultivated landscapes and places of natural beauty with equal enthusiasm.In her blog, Hortitopia Marian shares information and photos about the Upstate region of South Carolina, her personal garden on a hillside above the Reedy River, and other gardening pursuits which includes her garden-related travel.
Exciting Events For Columbia Green Members
Autumnal temperatures may seem very far away as we experience this summer heat, but it is not too soon to plan for some exciting opportunities for Columbia Green members coming up throughout the fall.
On Saturday, September 12th, the place to be is Southern Vistas Landscape and Garden Center, 2825 Commerce Drive in Columbia. There will be a live demonstration from 10:00 till noon on how to install and maintain a low maintenance fountain in your garden. This promises to demonstrate how adding a water feature can be relatively stress-free as well as enhance your enjoyment of the outdoors.
Friday, September 25th, marks the date for the first Columbia Green road trip to Nurseries Caroliniana near Augusta where we will be treated to a talk at 11:00 in the morning about what new and unusual plants are suited to South Carolina gardens and how to introduce them into your landscape. There will be box lunches available and a chance to do some shopping. Advanced registration is needed for this event.
Directions to Nurseries Caroliniana can be found at www.nurcar.com
Click here to Download and Print Registration Form
On Saturday morning, October 3rd there will be a 10:00 till noon demonstration at Cooper’s Nursery, 8244 Parklane Road on how to install containers that are suitable for the fall weather. “Thrillers, Fillers, and Spillers” will convince even the most skeptical gardener among us that attractive pots are something that are not restricted to the warmer months.
November 14th, also a Saturday, will bring a demonstration again at 10:00 till noon at Woodley’s Garden Center, 10015 Two Notch Road, focusing on holiday decorating with plants. Seeing how to create easy natural wreaths and tasteful front porch planters will make “decking the halls” both fun and attractive.
And, don’t forget the Columbia Green Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 4th at The Big Apple, 1000 Hampton Street. (Additional information found in 2015 Annual Meeting Article.
Columbia Green is happy to be working with our business members and supporters to bring these events to members and a guest of theirs.