On Tuesday, May 3rd, Columbia Green is participating in the online fundraising challenge, Midlands Gives. Sponsored by Central Carolina Community Foundation, Midlands Gives is a great way for Columbia Green to raise funds and awareness of our mission. It also allows us to be a part of a larger initiative supporting philanthropy for more than 375 organizations in the Midlands region.
Every gift given to Columbia Green will help provide funding for our annual grants program and to our support of the City’s work to beautify street median plantings throughout the Columbia area. During the 24-hour online giving challenge that will begin at 12:00:01 and will continue until 11:59:59, there will be incentives and prizes:
- $1,000 to the first 5 organizations that get 100 gifts
- $5,000 added to the 5,000th donation
- $500 added to the largest increase in number of unique donors over last year
- $100 match will be given to the group receiving $100 at 6am, 12 noon and 5 pm
If you are planning to give $100, please do so at one of these times!
There are also 6 Power Hours where a non-profit will receive an additional $1,000 for the most unique donors. We are focusing our efforts on the 7:00-8:00 am time slot, so please donate at least $20, during this time. Just go to Midlandsgives.org
You do not have to be wealthy to be a philanthropist. You just have to want to make your community a better place with at least $20 to pledge. Columbia Green needs your help to make this day a success!
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.
Join us today!
Become a member today. Go to Support Us
2016 Festival of Gardens
Columbia Green continues its much-anticipated May tradition of showcasing beautiful private residential gardens in the Greater Columbia area. Ten gardens in the Hollywood-Rose Hill and Wales Garden neighborhoods will be featured on Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th with tours running from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm.
The individual gardens participating in this year’s tour reflect the different landscaping traditions found in this part of the city and offer lots of ideas for visitors to take away with them and transplant into their own yards. Master Gardeners will be available at each location to help answer questions about the gardens’ plants, care and design.
NOTE: The Governor's Cup Road Race will take place on Saturday, May 14. This will affect Blossom and Senate Streets until mid-morning.
The Festival will again feature craft works by South Carolina artists and refreshments will be offered midday, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Tour Registration, the craft display and sale, and refreshments will all take place at the Garden Club Council building at Maxcy Gregg Park, 1605 Park Circle Road. Registration and ticket purchase will begin at 9:00 am each day of the tour.
Advanced ticket prices are $20 for Columbia Green Members and $30 for
Non-Members. The days of the tour each is an additional $5. All advance tickets purchased by May 8th will be mailed.