Columbia Green established the annual Festival of Gardens in 1991 to showcase beautiful private gardens while, at the same time, helping to further fund beautification of public areas around greater Columbia. The Festival has evolved over the years, growing from a half-day tour to a two-day festival that generally exhibits inspiring gardens clustered near to each other. In past years, neighborhoods on tour have ranged from in town areas like Elmwood Park, Shandon and Heathwood to suburban areas including Spring Valley and Wildewood.

The tour is Columbia Green's largest fundraiser. It utilizes Master Gardeners and other volunteers who help guide visitors through the gardens and aid them in plant identification. It generally draws several hundred garden enthusiasts who enjoy the flora each of the tour days. Participants are encouraged to bring cameras and notebooks to help them record their favorite displays.


2019:  Forest Lake Neighborhood (May, 2019)

Forest Hills 2018


Elmwood Park 2017










Wales Garden 2016