From its’ founding in 1999, the Columbus Botanical Garden (CBG) has been a steward of a 20 acre rolling property located about 6 miles northeast of downtown Columbus (*property has now grown to 23 acres). This preserved jewel of pine and hardwood forest is a remnant reminder of the native central Georgia landscape that is becoming more scarce as the region continues to develop.
As interest in CBG has continued to grow, the Garden finds itself at an important threshold in its’ evolution. Fortunate to already have two of the primary pillars of the public garden experience (land and beautiful buildings), CBG seeks to grow its’ presence as a community asset and cultural destination in Central Georgia. The new master plan proposes a vision for garden expansion that celebrates the legacy of the Georgia landscape through beautiful gardens, innovative programs, and an inspiring woodland experience.
Initially created through a donation of land and structures from the Adams family, the Garden is anchored by a large historic farmhouse. Already a sought after destination for weddings and casual strolls through the Garden and native forest, CBG aspires to significantly expand it’s ‘garden’ offerings to provide an immersive year-round experience for a wider array of visitors.