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.

Grant Recipients for 2017

Columbia Green awarded their 2017 grants to be used for plantings at public parks and community settings throughout the Greater Columbia area. The announcement and introduction of recipients was made at Columbia Green’s annual meeting held in November at the SC State Museum.

Neighborhood Grants include:

  • Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands
  • City Center Partnership for Assembly Street Post Office
  • Columbia First Church of the Nazarene
  • Elmwood Park Neighborhood Association
  • Woodlands NE Homeowners Association

Funds to assist grant recipients are in addition to the support Columbia Green gives annually to the City of Columbia for planting medians and entrance areas in City maintained locations. All funds for these various grants come from Columbia Green’s tax deductible memberships.

Download the Grant Application Information in PDF Format.

Festival of Gardens May 5th and 6th

Ready to stroll and take in springtime? Ten residential gardens in the historical Elmwood Park neighborhood, offering a variety of landscapes, will be open during Columbia Green’s annual Festival of Gardens tour May 5th and 6th. The Elmwood Park neighborhood is located in the heart of Columbia and features streets lined with century old trees that visitors and neighbors enjoy while strolling by beautifully restored homes and gardens.

Additionally, tour attendees will be able to visit the Roy Lynch Park Butterfly Garden, recipient of aFestival of GardensColumbia Green neighborhood grant.
The tour will be held Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th with gardens open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Advanced tickets are $20.00 for Columbia Green members and $30.00 for non-members. Day of the tour tickets are an additional $5.00.
Registration, refreshments (11:30 – 1:30 each day) and vendors will be located in the Earlewood Park Recreation Building, 1111 Parkside Drive.
Proceeds from the tour fund our mission of promoting the beautification of the Columbia area. Proceeds from the tour fund our mission of promoting the beautification of the Columbia area.

Tour tickets can be purchased at Registration, Earlewood Park Recreation Building, 1111 Parkside Drive each day of the tour beginning at 9:00 a.m.