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!
Help Columbia Green “Magnify the Midlands”
The Midlands will experience twenty-four hours of philanthropy on May 5, 2015. Midlands Gives is an endeavor of the Central Carolina Community Foundation to bring the region together as one community by raising money and awareness for Midlands nonprofits. On this first Tuesday in May thousands of people will magnify goodwill and support by making an online donation to their favorite non-profit organizations, through the website www.midlandsgives.org.
We are one of the nonprofits participating in Midlands Gives. Every gift given to Columbia Green will help us “Beautify the Midlands” by funding our annual grants program and go toward supporting the city of Columbia’s work to beautify street medians throughout the city.
You do not have to be a Rockefeller or a Trump to be a philanthropist. You just have to want to make your community a better place and at least $20.00 to pledge. So, Please get on your computer, pad, or smartphone and make a difference in what Columbia Green can do to further our joint efforts to enhance life in our community. Make a difference!
2015 Festival of Gardens to Feature Outstanding Gardens in Wildewood
The upcoming annual Festival of Gardens will feature one of Columbia’s newer neighborhoods. Set in the rolling Sandhills amidst pine forests, Wildewood is well known for its beautiful homes and gardens set into the natural landscape.
This year the much anticipated event will take place on May 8 and 9, Friday and Saturday. It will feature twelve diverse gardens throughout Wildewood. The individual gardens on view reflect the many talents of homeowners in turning this lovely countryside into their own havens.
Now covering over 1600 acres, Wildewood was developed in the 1970s by Heath Manning in a way to take advantage of the natural landscape. At the center were two polo fields, reflecting his passion for the sport, where games were played on Sunday afternoons. Spectators came from all over the state with blankets and picnic baskets to watch quality matches. Now a part of the booming northeast corridor between Columbia and Camden, this neighborhood still retains its original focus on outdoor living and the preservation of its natural setting.
The Festival will again feature a display and sale of garden related crafts from local artists and vendors and a tea party from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Both will be located at the Wildewood tennis Center. Gardens will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Ticket prices are a great bargain for Columbia Green members. Single admission for members is $20.00 and for non-members is $30.00. The day of the tour each is an additional $5.00.
This event is something you do not want to miss. All tickets must be picked up at registration located at Wildewood Tennis Center beginning at 9:00 a.m. each day of the tour.