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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New Board Members
Columbia Green welcomes five new members to the Board of Directors:
Joan Danforth has chaired the Trinity Cathedral Flower Guild for 8 years. She is a Master Gardener, National Garden Club Flower Show judge and has served as vice president of Ikebana International Chapter #182 in charge of programs.
Carolyn Kressler Greenberg, M.D. has served on numerous community boards and was appointed to the South Carolina Consortium for Gifted education. She is a Master Gardener and a loyal Festival of Gardens volunteer.
Emily Freeman Jones is a landscape architect and project manager at the University of South Carolina. She is a past president of the Gills Creek Watershed Association and has served on the Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission.
Nancy Layman has been active in the Meadowfield Neighborhood Association. She is a dedicated and thoughtful gardener, as evidenced by her well maintained and beautiful garden, which she has developed over thirty years.
Linda Smith does interior design work and event planning. She and her husband are both interested in plants and did a great job landscaping their lovely home. Linda has a talent for all things more beautiful.
They will be joining the present board members:
Judy M. Battiste
Jo Taft Franklin
Membership Events Wrap Up
Southern Vistas Landscape & Garden Center certainly was the place to be for Columbia Green members to view a demonstration on how to install and maintain a low maintenance fountain by Pacific Home & Garden Fountain Company. It was a misty and overcast day but Mark Schimmoeller and staff brought smiles and excitement to faces of those attending. It was a fun and informative morning at truly a jewel of an urban garden center. Visit Mark at 2825 Commerce Drive, Columbia or visit their website at www.southernvistasinc.com
On a cool crisp fall morning in the south, the ideal thing to do is have a cup of hot cider and watch a demonstration given by Valerie Geiger Lumpkin at Woodley’s Garden Center. Valerie showed the group how to make table centerpieces for one holiday and with just a few sprigs of greenery, transform it for another holiday. There are many ideas to be found at Woodley’s Garden Centers at 10015 Two Notch Road and 2840 Dreher Shoals Road. Visit their website at www.woodleysgardencenter.com
Due to historic flooding the fall container demonstration at Cooper’s Nursery was cancelled. Debra Templin prepared a wonderful demonstration titled “Thrillers, Fillers and Spillers’. Cooper’s Nursery located at 8244 Parklane Road, Columbia, has been a long standing Columbia Green supporter. You can check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CoopersNursery.
The members who made the road trip to Nurseries Caroliniana near Augusta were treated to a talk on new and unusual plants suited to South Carolina gardens. They carry a large variety of plants that are not found at any other nursery. You can check them out at www.nurcar.com/
Members don’t forget – Southern Vistas Landscape & Garden Center, Woodley’s Garden Centers and Cooper’s Nursery offer a generous discount to Columbia Green members.