Since 1984, Columbia Green has worked to promote beautification of the greater Columbia area through landscaping, gardening, horticulture, education and conservation. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life and to unify our community through sustainable plantings and education.

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, landscaped medians, major gateways, and in your neighborhoods, with plantings of flowers, shrubs, and trees that delight the eye and lift the spirit.

Over the past several years the City of Columbia and Columbia Green partnered to plant 10,000 trees to bring beauty and life to our communities. The trees increase shade, improve air and water quality, provide homes for wildlife and reduce our overall carbon footprint. With the help of Mayor Steve Benjamin and City Staff, the ceremonial 10,000th tree was planted at Riverfront Park on November 7, 2019. To commemorate this special event, Mayor Steve Benjamin also declared November 7 Columbia Green Day.


Left: Mayor Benjamin, standing with City Staff, Caleb King and Jacqueline Williams on the left, and Sara Hollar on the right, along with Columbia Green President Susie Thorpe, and long-time Columbia Green supporter Kathy Robinson. Right: The 14-foot live oak tree with commemorative stone recognizing Columbia Green Day, November 7, 2019.