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.
There are many ways to get involved.
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2015 Annual Meeting
Columbia Green’s Annual meeting will be Wednesday November 4th at 6:00. This is a great way to meet other Columbia Green members, hear about grant recipients and welcome new board members.
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.
Road Trip Offered for Members
On Friday, September 25th the weather will be cooler and perfect for a day of gardening adventures. Columbia Green members will take a road trip to Nurseries Caroliniana near Augusta. You will be treated to a talk at 11:00 a.m. about new and unusual plants that are suited to South Carolina gardens and how to introduce them into your landscape. Please plan to arrive by 10:45.
Nurseries Caroliniana is a nationally known destination for both traditional and adventuresome gardeners, drawing repeat visitors from across the Carolinas and Georgia. You do not want to miss this special opportunity. Advance registration is required. Use the form printed in this newsletter or available on the Columbia Green website. The deadline for registration is September 4th. Space is limited and priority will be given to Columbia Green members. Invite a friend to join and come along on our first gardening road trip.
Box lunches will be available, along with shopping. You also may be interested in taking a side trip to Augusta to visit the Morris Museum or the Gertrude Herbert Art Institute.
Directions to Nurseries Caroliniana can be found at www.nurcar.com
The Registration Form in included in this Newsletter and is also on Columbia Green’s website. Return it, along with a check for $11.00 (if you would like to order lunch) to Columbia Green, P.O. Box 50191, Columbia, SC 29250.